Discover Lundy with your camera or smartphone. In a place of wide spaces and big skies, without roads, cars or pollution, simply exploring is a profound pleasure. Lundy has a milder climate than the mainland, with more sunshine and less rain.
The particular character of Lundy derives from its varied terrain; on the west side, exposed to the Atlantic, there are high and rugged cliffs, on the east, sheltered from the prevailing wind, the coastline is gentler with grassy slopes, trees and many types of wildflowers. This contrast explains the rich diversity of the island’s animal and plant life and its attraction to visitors.
Believe that photography is an art form that knows no boundaries. Striving to create an inclusive and welcoming environment where everyone feels comfortable expressing themselves through the lens of their camera. It doesn’t matter if you shoot with a high-end DSLR, a smartphone, or anything in between – all equipment is embraced and celebrated equally.
This Photography Event is not just about taking photos; it’s about fostering a sense of belonging and encouraging personal growth within a supportive and non-judgmental space. By coming together and engaging with Mark, you’ll have the chance to expand your horizons, learn new skills, and gain inspiration from the vibrant tapestry of experiences that Mark brings.
So whether you’re an amateur looking to refine your technique, a professional seeking fresh perspectives, or someone who simply enjoys the beauty of photography, I invite you to join me in Lundy. Come as you are, with your camera in hand and an open mind, and let’s capture the world together through our unique lenses.
Whether you’re a seasoned professional, an aspiring enthusiast, or simply someone who enjoys capturing beautiful moments, this is the perfect space for you to connect, learn, and share your passion with others. In our time together we will explore the island with your camera or smartphone, with no fixed narrative, we will be in this beautiful space, whether you are interested in land or seascapes, or the unique wildlife the island has to offer and if you are staying on the island with Mark, sunrises, sunsets and astrophotography.
In this bespoke workshop we aim to cover the fundamentals of good photography, therefore, include the following;
- The camera/smartphone – where appropriate, an overview of the functions and facilities available on your camera
- Exposure control – where appropriate, manual, aperture priority, shutter priority and ISO settings and exposure compensation and bracketing
- Working with the light and camera metering modes
- Focus control
- Depth of field
- The eye of a photographer
- Images format
- White balance
- The Histogram
Tuesday 17th October
Day Trip : SOLD OUT – Bideford 7 am – Bideford 7.30 pm
5-Day Trip : SOLD OUT – Bideford 7 am – Ilfracombe 6.30 pm with a bus back to Bideford
Thursday 19th October
Day Trip : SOLD OUT – Bideford 7 am – Bideford 7.30 pm
3-Day Trip : SOLD OUT – Bideford 7 am – Ilfracombe 6.30 pm with a bus back to Bideford
Saturday 21st October
Day Trip Ilfracombe 9.30 am – Ilfracombe 6.30 pm
MAXIMUM OF 6 PARTICIPANTS PER DAY
WHY JOIN MARK
Mark is a qualified photographer and educator, with over 30 years of experience as a freelance photographer and holds a Master of Art in photography, in addition to a BA (Hons) photography degree; amongst other media qualifications.
On first submission, Mark was awarded by his peers at the Royal Photographic Society, both Associate and Licentiate Distinctions.
Now preparing to return to university for a Doctorial in Photography. The area of research for this PhD is investigating Psychogeography and Affect Theory relating to Photography, Media and Art with the philosophical and cultural relationship of Posthumanism.
Holding £10M of public liability insurance and is a trained First Aider.
WHAT DO PAST ATTENDEES SAY ABOUT MARK AND HIS WORKSHOPS?
“I was looking for someone to help me understand my canon camera whilst on holiday in Minehead. I am so glad that I booked a one-to-one day out with Mark. I can’t say enough about how professional Mark is & how wonderful our day out together was. Mark instantly put me at ease and nothing was too much trouble for him to explain. Mark does this in a way that you can easily relate to in day to day scenarios. I have since joined Mark‘s Lightroom Monday group and now enjoy learning all about post production of my images.”
“I joined Mark on one of his 1 to 1 workshops “New to Photography Workshop” back in April 2019, I wanted to rejuvenate my hobby for photography, having been a member of a local camera club where if your face fits you were ok I wanted to understand more about photography and techniques, well 18 mths on having been a regular attendee on his walks and trips I feel I have learned much more from a very motivated, experienced educator and communicator.”
“Many thanks for all the help on your photography workshop in getting me away from auto settings, and understanding depth of field, rule of 3rds ect, it has been a great help in improving my photography skills and making everything even more enjoyable than I ever thought possible, Many thanks, Mark.” Mike, Taunton, Somerset
“Mark has the knack of simplifying the technical. He is always available to answer questions, even when they have been asked before.” Katrina, Minehead, Somerset
“After having owned my Nikon DSLR camera for many years and never having taken it off Auto, I decided to join Mark on one of his Full Day Camera courses. He took me through the basics and encouraged me throughout the day, by adding new skills at varying locations. By the time we had finished, I felt confident to continue learning and practising my new skills. A great day for those who need to better understand their camera. Thanks Mark.” Karen, Porlock, Somerset
“Mark has endless patience, is very encouraging and has a wealth of knowledge, he has been a great support in helping me progress my intermediate photography skills from capturing the shot to editing in Lightroom.” Joanne, Minehead, Somerset
”We had some lovely days with sun, clouds, rain and wind. Today an Exmoor photographer showed us some beautiful places on Exmoor. Thank you Mark Stothard for taking us the whole day out and giving us a lot of tips ?” Elma, Facebook, NL
“Mark’s passion for his art of photography, comes through in the warmth and professionalism he shows in all his workshops. He makes you feel welcome, relaxed and nothing is too much trouble! He simplifies instructions so that we can all understand. We all come away feeling greatly inspired and with new knowledge to become better photographers ourselves. His variety of workshops shows his broad knowledge. I particularly enjoyed the trip out onto Exmoor to photograph ponies and Highland cattle, where his enthusiasm is evident. The ambience of the smaller groups, where everyone is friendly and Mark inspires us to help each other, as well as sharing his tips and knowledge with us. I would thoroughly recommend attending any of his workshops.” Sue, Bridgwater, Somerset
MS Oldenburg is a graceful motor vessel, comfortable and built on traditional lines. Below decks, she retains her original panelling and brass fittings but has been skilfully modernised to provide heated saloons, a bar, a buffet, a shop and an information centre.
The bar offers a wide range of drinks and a relaxing atmosphere, whilst hot and cold food is available at the buffet. We can while away the time in the ship’s well-stocked shop or find out more about the island at the information centre.
On fine days there is plenty of space on deck and if you are lucky you may be treated to the company of a playful pod of dolphins who often delight in following the ship.
The journey to or from Lundy usually takes less than two hours. The ship’s departure time from Lundy will be announced by the ship as you arrive at the island.
Ferry to and from the island, connecting bus between departing and return ports if differ
Accommodation if selected
Travel to and from the port(s) and car parking
Food / Refreshments
Personal and Equipment Insurance
In the event that the Captain decides that conditions are not suitable for day trip visitors, you may change your booking to another date or obtain a refund. No refunds can be issued for sailings that actually take place.