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St. Brides & Marloes Peninsula Photography Workshop

St. Brides Castle, our base for this Workshop, is a 19th century baronial country mansion, spectacularly set within the some of the most picturesque scenery of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The Castle is surrounded by 99 acres of mature parkland and bordered by Old Red Sandstone cliffs which are stunning when bathed with evening light and assaulted by Atlantic surf. The woodland has a superb carpet of bluebells and red campion in the spring.

The Marloes Peninsula is one of the top landscape destinations in the UK with impressive views over Jack Sound to Skomer Island and, just to the south, the majestic Marloes Sands. Wooltack Point is a particularly good location for watching porpoise and plunge-diving gannets and the coves are full of seal pups from late August to the end of December.

The large tidal range here of almost 8 meters allows a stunning variety of marine life to be discovered in the myriad of rockpools exposed during low spring tides at St Brides Haven, a stone's throw from the Castle. The area has a diverse range of coastal birds including the charismatic chough and soaring fulmar petrel as well as a number of raptors such as peregrine falcons which nest nearby.

This workshop caters for all skill levels, from complete beginners to aspiring professionals. Your tutor is Andy Davies, a professional photographer and lecturer, who provides hands-on expert tuition to small groups who are initially taken back to the fundamentals of photography, rapidly progressing to having full creative control of either digital compact cameras or digital single lens reflex cameras (DSLRs) with interchangeable lenses. There is plenty of time throughout the workshop for one-to-one tuition when topics of your interest can be explored.

Workshop dates
Workshops can be run at any time of year with a flexible booking system to suit the weather and participant's availability.


Workshop £125 per person with discounts available for groups of 4 or more.

Joining Instructions
We meet in reception (time TBA) which can be found on the right after you have passed through the arch into the courtyard. Participants must text Andy the day before on 07977 562321 to confirm their attendance and for an update on the weather forcecast. Please bring a packed lunch and something to drink.

How to book
Numbers are limited and workshops must be booked at least a day in advance. Please call Andy on 07977 562321 or email andy@andydavies.info

Use the AA's route planner for directions. The location of St. Brides Castle (SA62 3AL) can also be found on Google Earth or the Ordnance Survey's Get-a-map.

Equipment required
Digital compact cameras or digital single lens reflex cameras (DSLRs) with interchangeable lenses. Lead to connect your camera to a laptop's USB port. Please ensure that batteries are fully charged. Camera manual and software installation disk.

Suitable clothing and footwear.

Laptop computer loaded with Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite or Elements. Trial versions can be downloaded from the Adobe website. Tripod.

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July 2015

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October 2015

Andrew Taylor
September 2013

David Walton
September 2013

John Newman
June 2015

Margot Newman
June 2015
Caroline Hillard
Caroline Hillard
November 2011
Rich Hillard
Rich Hillard
November 2011

Geoff Osborn
December 2011

Stuart Harris
May 2012

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andy davies photography & video tel ++44 (0) 1269 871870 Mobile: 07977 562321 andy@andydavies.info