Best of Cotswolds Photography Course
International | 12 hours | Suits all levels
Cost: $290 | 30 June '18
Enjoy a photographic course in the Cotswolds - a beautiful area of rolling hills, wooded valleys and unspoilt villages of honey coloured stone and thatched cottages. This is followed by the cloistered colleges, ancient streets and secluded gardens of Oxford, ancient city of learning.
Morning & lunch
The Cotswold Hills are for many people, the quintessence of the English countryside. Captivating villages such as Bilbury, Bourton on the Water, Snowshill, Stow on the Wold and Castle Combe, all steeped in their medieval heritage and their legacy as the producers of the finest wool in Europe. We photograph the tiny scattered farmsteads, the golden Cotswold sandstone building and devote a few hours to macro photography of the many unique and varied flower species. We strive to always take the tiny byroads and to discover hidden tiny villages nestled into the hillsides .
Mid afternoon into evening
Oxford was founded by King Alfred the Great and developed as a market town as a place where 'Oxen forded the river' - hence Oxford. Since 800AD, Oxford has experienced a layering of Roman and Saxon influences. It has many famous buildings, many superb examples of different styles of architecture over the centuries and a tremendous village atmosphere. We first climb up the Carfax Tower, then walk to the famed Christ Church College founded in 1525 by Cardinal Worsley. Inside is the smallest cathedral in England featuring the Tom Tower designed by Sir Christopher Wren. A pretty path leads onto cobbled Merton St. and Merton College housing the oldest library in the country and its fabulous selection of medieval books. Nearby is St. Mary the Virgin - the church of the university since the late 13th century. After a delicious dinner in one of the many pubs, we photograph Radcliffe Square with its several famous buildings such as All Souls College and finish with a beer in a local pub.
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Complete understanding of your DLSR, compact or film camera functions
Composition, light, viewpoint, angles, lens perspective
Aperture, shutter speed, depth of field, ISO setting, white balance, exposure compensation
Landscape photography in the Cotswolds
Flora photography in picture postcard perfect Stow on the Wold
Architecture photography of the historic villages
Use of your flash & shooting techniques in local pubs
The art of good photography composition
No prior photographic knowledge
Ability to walk 6 to 8 km each day for the course photography locations
time & location
10am to 6pm
Oxford Railway Station, Park End Street, Oxford
(Meet outside of the railway station)
terms & conditions
Paying for your course in full upon booking will confirm your attendance. Places are limited on all courses.
We reserve the right to cancel and reschedule any course, due to inadequate enrolment bad weather, instructor illness, or an 'act of God'. We also reserve the right to cancel any course if there is insufficient demand, especially if it means that our costs would be higher than our income. Please therefore do not leave it until the last few weeks if you are interested in a particular date, as you may find that it has been cancelled. As our costs for each training event remain the same no matter how many delegates attend, like any pre-booked tickets for the theatre, concert, flights etc, we are unable to give a full refund in the event of non-attendance, regardless of the circumstances. If withdrawal occurs within the 14 days before the course starts we will try to put you on an alternative date if places are available. Please note that we cannot be liable for any other costs incurred by yourself, so please check with us before booking any non-refundable accommodation or transport.
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We reserve the right to take photographic, (both still and video) records of any of our workshops/courses which may be used for promotional purposes, submissions, advertising and records. We grant permission for participants to use any images captured by them during this workshop for self-promotion only. Participants may not make any financial gain from any images captured during this workshop/course.