Dorset: Lyme Regis to Portland workshop

A coastal photography workshop taking in locations between Lyme Regis and Portland on Dorset's Jurassic coastline.

19th-20th Feb 2019

£225 (£50 deposit)

Fully booked

The Dorset coastline from Lyme Regis to Portland features a mixture of coastal and inland photography locations. It's best photographed in winter to take advantage of the sun's southerly position at sunrise and sunset. The days at this time of year are short, meaning that sunrise isn't too early.

During the workshop we'll visit popular locations such as Portland Bill Lighthouse, The Cobb at Lyme Regis and lesser-known spots nearby.

Example itinerary

Day one
Meeting at 1:00pm, we'll begin the workshop on the Isle of Portland, photographing some of its historic landmarks. As we reach the end of the day we'll move to the southern tip of the Isle to photograph Portland Bill Lighthouse and nearby Pulpit Rock. Day one will conclude in the early evening after sunset.

Day two
Starting at around 6:00am we'll head to Lyme Regis to photograph The Cobb and surrounding harbour which is usually active with fishermen starting their day's work. We'll then stop for breakfast at a seafront cafe before continuing the workshop in Lyme, photographing sea views and nearby beaches. The workshop will conclude around late morning.

Where to stay and what to expect

Tuition and transport between locations are included in the workshop price but accommodation and meals aren't. I'd suggest choosing accommodation in the Bridport area so that you don't have to travel far between workshop days.

My small group workshops have a relaxed atmosphere which encourages creativity and exploration. With just three people per group we can visit locations where space might be limited. The best light is often found around sunrise and sunset, so we'll be out early and stay out late to make the most of this. It will be mentally demanding but fun so you can expect to feel tired but stimulated and inspired by the end!

Fitness requirements

There will be a few short walks of around 20 minutes involved. Most locations are accessed via flat paths or even ground.

What to expect

Read about what happens during a landscape photography workshop.

What's included

Tuition and guidance, transport between locations, notes covering topics explained during the day.

What to bring

Camera, tripod (highly recommended), accessories (spare battery, etc), selection of lenses, filters (ND grads/polariser most useful), walking boots, wellies, mobile phone, food/drink/snacks.