Tresco Photography Break
Join award-winning landscape and wildlife photographer, author, tutor and conservationist Ross Hoddinott to explore and capture Scilly's breathtaking vistas, expansive seascapes and dreamy landscapes.
Our Tresco Photography Break offers three full days of photography tuition among Scilly's inspiring landscapes and seascapes, with four nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation at The New Inn, Tresco.
Explore the rugged heathland of the north end or the sheltered sanctuary of the Abbey Garden, the mica-specked sands of calm Green Porth or the craggy cliffs overlooking Cromwell’s Castle. If the weather is fit, you'll also spend some time on the neighbouring island of Bryher for an entirely different perspective.
Enjoy friendly, practical and bespoke advice on camera-handling skills, exposure, filtration, image sharpness, composition and creativity. The group is limited to six people to ensure each participant gets the maximum benefit from the expert tuition.
|16th - 20th September 2024|
You will follow Ross’ excellent “Dawn to Dusk” format. Each day will see the group embark on a dawn shoot, daytime session and sunset capture, as well as setting aside time to review and edit your images under Ross’ expert guidance.
The itinerary will depend on the weather and tidal conditions, but a normal day might be:
0600: Dawn shoot
0830: Return to The New Inn for breakfast, freshen up & downtime
1130: Tutorial/picture review
1330: Pub lunch, or packed lunch on location
1400: Afternoon shoot
1600: Evening/sunset shoot
2015: Return to The New Inn
2030: Evening meal/social
Our 2024 Photography Break will begin with a welcome reception on Monday 16th September, with tuition on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with departure on Friday 20th September.
The price of the break is £930 per person, based on two sharing a room, and includes:
- Four nights’ accommodation at The New Inn, Tresco
- Hearty breakfast at The New Inn each day
- Three days of photography tuition with Ross
- Welcome drinks reception on arrival to meet the group
- Boat trip to Bryher for one photography session (weather dependent)
- Access to Tresco Island Spa throughout your stay
- Entrance to Tresco Abbey Garden throughout your stay
- On-island transfers
Non-participating partners are welcome for a cost of £580 per person (photography tuition not included). A price for single occupancy is available on request.
Please note: A reasonable level of fitness is required for this break as we will be exploring some of the more remote and rugged parts of the island and walking between locations carrying our camera equipment. You will need to bring your own photography equipment, and a suggested kit list will be sent prior to arrival.
Your tutor is Ross Hoddinott, one of the UK’s leading outdoor photographers. He has worked as a full time professional since 1997, supplying photographs and undertaking commissions for a wide range of clients worldwide – including The National Trust and Kew Gardens. Ross lives in north Cornwall with wife Fliss and their three children.
Ross is the author of several best selling photography books and well known for being a regular contributor to the UK photo press. He has enjoyed multiple successes in Wildlife Photographer of the Year and in 2008 was on the judging panel for the competition. In 2009 Ross won the British Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition and he has also had commended images in Landscape Photographer of the Year and International Garden Photographer of the Year.
He is a popular and highly experienced tutor and has led workshops for The Royal Photographic Society, The Royal Horticultural Society and The Nikon School. He is a Nikon Alumni, Manfrotto Ambassador, LEE Filters Master, and a Global Icon for F-stop Gear.