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By Helicopter - Direct to Tresco

By Helicopter - Direct to Tresco

Fly direct to Tresco with Penzance Helicopters - making the flight to the Isles of Scilly as memorable as the destination

Before you Arrive

Before you Arrive

Our pre-arrival checklist - from letting us know your travel plans to ordering your wine and groceries

Tresco Offers & Breaks

Tresco Offers & Breaks

From seasonal escapes to wellness and creative breaks and last-minute offers, discover our latest offers & breaks on Tresco Island

Tresco Island Gift Vouchers

Tresco Island Gift Vouchers

From a luxurious spa day or indulgent dinner to a weekend island retreat. Treat someone special to the ultimate island experience.

Eating on Tresco

Eating on Tresco

From beachfront dining to our cosy island inn, get a taste for island-inspired dining with a Tresco twist

Grocery

Grocery

Prepare a grocery pre-order in advance of your stay, or shop online during your time on Tresco, with delivery straight to your accommodation

Events & Experiences

Events & Experiences

From the Low Tide Event to live music, Abbey Garden Theatre and more, discover extraordinary events on the Isles of Scilly

Daytrips to Tresco

Daytrips to Tresco

Whether you're coming from elsewhere on Scilly, or further afield in Devon or Cornwall, a day trip to Tresco is the perfect day out

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 from 3rd - 7th November 2022 offers three full days of photography tuition among Scilly's inspiring landscapes and seascapes, with four nights’ dinner, 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 Appletree Bay or the craggy cliffs overlooking Cromwell’s Castle.

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.

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Itinerary

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:

0630: Dawn shoot
0830: Return to accommodation for breakfast, freshen up & downtime
1130: Tutorial/picture review
1330: Pub lunch, or packed lunch on location
1400: Afternoon shoot
1600: Evening/sunset shoot
1930: Return to The New Inn
2000: Evening meal/social

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The Break

Our 2022 Photography Break will begin with a welcome reception on Thursday 3rd November, with tuition on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and departure on Monday 7th November.

The price of the break is £995 per person, based on two sharing a room, and includes:

  • Four nights’ accommodation at The New Inn, Tresco(newly refurbished over winter 2021)
  • Breakfast and three-course dinner at The New Inn each day
  • Three days of photography tuition
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Boat trip to Bryher for one photography session (weather dependent)
  • Entry to Tresco Island Spa and Tresco Abbey Garden for the duration of your stay, with a short tour of the Abbey Garden with one of the garden team
  • Complimentary transfers to your accommodation on arrival and departure for those travelling into Tresco with Penzance Helicopters (For those travelling by Scillonian, Skybus or Helicopter into St Mary's, transfers are payable locally.

Non-participating partners are welcome for a cost of £820 per person (photography tuition not included). A single supplement of £130 per person applies.

The 2021 and 2022 Photography Breaks are now fully booked. We are busy in discussions with Ross to see if he can fit in another date in 2022; watch this space! For updates, please sign up to our email updates below.

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.

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The Tutor

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.

For more on Ross, see his website or follow him on Facebook.

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Stay on Tresco

Find your perfect place to stay on Tresco, from rooms and apartments to self-catering countryside cottages and beachfront boltholes, all with Spa & Abbey Garden entry

Or call +44 (0)1720 422 849