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 is brand new for 2021, offering 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.
The break takes place from Monday 11th October - Friday 15th October 2021.
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.
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
08:30: 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
The break will begin with a welcome reception on Monday 11th October with tuition on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and departure on Friday 15th October.
The price of the break includes:
- Four nights’ accommodation at The New Inn
- 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
- Transfers between Tresco Heliport and your accommodation for those flying to Tresco with Penzance Helicopters (For those travelling to St Mary's by helicopter or plane, transfers are £34 per person; for those arriving by Scillonian, 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.
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.