Photography Weekend at Mazzard Farm

From the rugged beauty of Dartmoor to the stunning UNESCO World Heritage cliffs of the Jurassic Coast, Devon has inspired filmmakers and photographers from around the globe to visit and photograph some of the UK’s most treasured and beautiful landscapes.

Mazzard Farm, based in the heart of East Devon and just 15 minutes away from the coast, is very excited to offer a 2 day (3 nights) photography workshop lead by photojournalist, film maker and Devon resident Andy Johnstone. Key aim of the course is for you to get to know your camera, your subject, and – through post-production – turn your photos in true eye-catching pieces of art.

After breakfast at Mazzard Farm, you’ll travel out each day to visit different locations from the white regency splendour of Sidmouth set against the red cliffs of the Jurassic Coast, to the traditional fishing village charm of Beer and the magical rock formations of Haytor on Dartmoor. The workshop will concentrate on landscape and travel photography and will allow you to hone, practice and improve your field craft and technical skills whatever your level of ability and experience. In the evenings you’ll be able to review and discuss you work in the comfort of the Mazzard Farm lounge over a glass of wine or a cold beer.

Participants should plan to bring their own photography equipment and notebook computer, as well as walking shoes, a sun hat and sunscreen, appropriate clothing and waterproof jacket (just in case).

Once you have arrived at Mazzard Farm, the course base, all transport on
photography course days will be provided. Lunch is not included in the rates and will be taken out ‘on location’ at one of Devon’s many fine pubs.

Charlotte, who took the course in 2013 says the following:”This photography course will stretch both your photographic skills and your mind.  ‘Tell a story’ and ‘photograph hard’ are two of the most enduring messages that I took from the charming weekend spent at Mazzard Farm in East Devon learning to hone my, virtually non-existent, photography skills.  Andy, a skilled photographer in a range of different styles and techniques, along with Ruud and Jacqueline, our hosts, invested their time and expertise taking our group around the most beautiful and photogenic spots of the East Devon and Dartmoor coast and countryside.  I loved it.  I both accepted photographic conventions (the rule of thirds; frame your picture) and bucked trends (I am particularly pleased with the photograph of Andy at the right of the picture – ‘ I should be at the left ‘ he said – ‘that is why I placed you at the right’ I replied.) Would I do it again?  Absolutely.  My only question is: ‘when is the next course? “

Check here for some of the photos taken during a recent course.

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