South West Cornwall

West Cornwall is home to some of the most beautiful and iconic scenery that Cornwall has to offer. Along with its wild and rugged coastline and sweeping vistas, it is an area which is steeped in history, with much evidence of the industrial revolution remaining.

As well as visiting some of the most iconic locations in the region, such as the dramatically situated Botallack tin mines (made famous in the TV series Poldark) and the spectacular scenery found at Lands End, we will also be exploring some of the beautiful secluded little coves dotted around the coastline. Together we will discover the beauty of the Cot Valley and the wonderful cove at Porth Nanven, known for it’s giant and unique egg shaped stones.

Along with the tin mining industry, Cornwall is well known for it’s fishing industry. Prussia Cove on the beautiful Lizard Peninsula, once a haunt for Cornwall's best known smuggler, has an olde-world poetic feel whilst Kynance Cove offers a perfectly picturesque beach and dramatic rocky outcrops. The picturesque harbour village of Mousehole is also unmissable and fantastic for detail shots.

We will also photograph Godrevy Lighthouse from the beautiful Gwithian beach. With it’s rocky foreground and epic views towards the Atlantic, it offers numerous opportunities for the photographer.

From our base in Marazion, we will be ideally positioned with easy access to the coastline, allowing us the opportunity for both sunrise and sunset shoots. The incredibly photogenic St Michael's Mount lies right on our doorstep.

Long a source of inspiration for artists and writers this region of Cornwall has attracted artists from far afield over many years. As a photographer you will be spoilt for choice.

More information and how to book

Workshop Fact File

  • Location

  • Marazion

  • Available Dates

  • October 6th - 9th

  • Tutors

  • Sarah Howard/Lea Tippett

  • Max group Size

  • 9

  • Photographic Locations

  • St Michael’s Mount, Porth Nanven, Cape Cornwall, Botallack, Lands End, Godrevy Lighthouse, Kynance Cove, Porthcurno, Prussia Cove, Mullion Cove

  • What's included?

  • 3 full days of photographic tuition and demonstrations, all meals

  • What's Excluded?

  • Accommodation, transport to and from Cornwall, personal insurance eg: Cancellation Plan, equipment insurance, drinks from the bar

  • Recommended Accommodation

  • Glenleigh House Marazion

  • What will I learn on location?

  • Appropriate camera settings, working with light, composition techniques, depth of field, use of filters, long exposures with water

  • Image critiques

  • 1 - 2

  • Ability level

  • Suitable for all except complete beginners

  • Fitness level

  • Moderate

  • Cost

  • £480

  • Deposit

  • £100

  • Places remaining

  • 8