From £439 - 4 to 7 nights
Holiday reference: EPT
Your holiday itinerary is broadly as follows:
Arrival day (Mondays and Wednesdays in 2015): You can check in to your room from 2.30pm onwards. Please join us for afternoon tea at 5pm. All guests are invited – we’ll introduce your leader and welcome you to your holiday.
Arrival day (Fridays and Saturdays in 2015): You can check in to your room from 2.30pm onwards. Tea and coffee are available throughout the afternoon in the lounge. We invite everyone to our drinks reception at 6.30pm. This is the first occasion when everyone meets together – an opportunity to meet your leader and fellow guests, and find out more about your holiday.
9.30am-5.30pm - Photography activities
Departure day: depart after a leisurely breakfast
European holidays will have individual itineraries but still broadly follow the UK programme set out above.
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Day 2: Morning devoted to some basic technical tuition designed to achieve the best results from your chosen camera, followed by a photo-shoot in the neighbourhood. After dinner a review of progress. When conditions are favourable, some evenings will feature a photo-shoot in the immediate neighbourhood.
Day 3: After breakfast, we enjoy the Ring of Kerry: Ranked as one of the best scenic drives in Europe, this tour provides the perfect introduction to the landscapes of County Kerry. Featured stops (out of many) to include Sneem for its river, Coomakista Pass and Valencia Island.
Day 4: Today we visit Killarney National Park: Magnificent scenery in the shadow of Carrauntoohil, the highest mountain in Ireland. In addition to Killarney, we take a walk on easy tracks where vehicles are not permitted to Muckross Lake and Abbey. It is also possible to hire a jaunting car.
Day 5: Free Day on which to relax and enjoy the facilities at the hotel or explore the local area independently.
Day 6: The Dingle Peninsula is in our sights today: Europe’s most westerly point jutting out into the Atlantic. As with The Ring of Kerry, there will be frequent photo-stops that include Inch, Dingle, Slea Head, Gallarus Oratory and Conor Pass.
Day 7: Today we explore the West Cork Coast: South of Kenmare to Bantry Bay and Mizen Head. Again with frequent stops, photo-locations will include Garnish Island.
Day 2: Today we drive to Minehead Station where we take a train to Crowcombe, set deep in the beautiful Quantock hills. Afterwards we drive to the picturesque village of Bishops Lydyeard before returning to Holnicote house.
Day 3: Our first port of call today is Dunster, and the Castle and Watermill. We then turn inland towards Exmoor and Timberscombe. Afterwards we wend our way back to Selworthy; time and weather permitting, our route takes us across lovely Exmoor via Wimbleball Lake and Sticklepath.
Day 4: A free day to relax and explore. Your leader David will be available in Holnicote House to chat if you wish.
Day 5: Our visit today is to Porlock and then it's on to Porlock Weir for lunch. Weather permitting, we continue to Lynmouth before returning to Holnicote House.
Day 6: Today many a photo opportunity beckons at Watchet and East Quantockshead, together with the chance to explore a smugglers inn at lunchtime.
Day 7: After breakfast we visit Combe Martin and the tallest cliff in the UK. As always at the mercy of weather off the Atlantic, we may move on towards Parracombe and the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway.
We are spoilt for choice at iconic Whitby with the pretty bustling town, its impressive piers and harbour and its fascinating Abbey. Everywhere we turn offers us a wonderful photo opportunity. During our holiday, we also travel a little further afield to places such as the pretty neighbouring fishing village of Staithes; we may capture images of the magnificent sweep of the bay at Sandsend or the rugged beauty of Saltwick Bay or charming Runswick Bay with its red roofed cottages; the priory ruins at Rosedale Abbey, set in the North York Moors National Park could be our focus, or the old iron ore mine workings that remind us of its sooty, noisy industrial past. Back at Larpool Hall, we can spend some time processing our images using specialist software. Return to top
Day 2: This morning is devoted to some basic technical tuition designed to achieve the best results from your chosen camera, followed by a photoshoot in the neighbourhood. After dinner we review our progress.
Day 3: After breakfast we take a photo-tour of the island. Highlights include Alum Bay, Newtown, Newport Quay, Godshill, and Shanklin Old Village. After dinner we enjoy a Photographic talk from Derek.
Day 4: Free day to relax and enjoy the facilities at Freshwater Bay House or explore the loca area independently.
Day 5: Today we drive to Bonchurch, via the Military Road. After visiting the 11th century church, we descend to the sea front and walk to Ventnor and continue on to Steephill Cove and Ventnor Botanic Garden for a session on floral photography. On-location advice about composition will also be a feature of our day.
Day 6: This morning we drive across the island to Culver Cliff stopping at Brading Down for the view. We take the coastal path to Bembridge, visiting its windmill on our return journey, followed by Brighstone for tea. After dinner a review of our progress.
Day 7: Finally a few hidden delights that may have escaped the notice of even the experienced visitor. They include Shalfleet Quay, Gatcombe, Appludurcombe House and for the energetic, St Catherine’s Oratory. It is hoped that in the evening the group will present an informal exhibition of their work
Day 2: After breakfast we travel to San Giovanni d’Asso, Pienza and Montepulciano where we will be afforded many opportunites to practice our photography skills
Day 3: Today we drive to explore the small villages and surrounding hillsides of Spedaletto, Monticchiello and La Foce observing the landscape and interpreting our ideas into images.
Day 4: This is a free day for you to relax at the hotel or to explore further afield independently.
Day 5: After breakfast we travel to Siena on a sightseeing tour that also enables us to explore architectural photography, street photography and to look for detail.
Day 6: Today we stay in San Quirico and walk around the town and the local countryside, exploring further opportunities to practice our photography skills and capture some great images.
Day 7: After breakfast we drive to Montalcino, on to the Abbey, Abbazia di Sant'Antimo and explore this abbey and its surrounds. Then we go on to Bagni Vignoni via Castiglione d’Orcia.
Day 2: This morning we drive to Mynydd Illtud Brecon Beacons Visitor centre, where we can examine strong foreground / background harmony, foreground interest and lead-in lines. Later this evening, we enjoy a tutorial session.
Day 3: After breakfast we visit Llangorse Lake, with plenty of photo opportunity stops to capture the lovely mountain scenery. After lunch in Brecon town, we focus on Jacobean townscapes and detail before returning to Nythfa house to view our individual efforts so far. This evening we have an informal review and photography tutorial session.
Day 4: Today's theme is man and industry in the landscape. We ride the train on the Brecon Mountain railway at Station, with a round trip along the scenic Pontsticill Reservoir. This evening we can enjoy a show and tell of our work, admiring individual improvement and sharing successes.
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Saturday 09:00 - 13.00