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Andy Davies West Wales Photography Workshops

Lockley Lodge
Martins Haven
Marloes
Pembrokeshire
SA62 3BJ

07977562321

Skomer Island Photography Workshop
Join professional Welsh photographer and lecturer, Andy Davies, for an unforgettable day on Skomer Island learning how to use your digital camera to capture the stunning landscapes and rich wildlife. The unique experience of being within inches of the iconic puffins will remain ingrained forever and one can just imagine Sir David Attenborough commentating in the background.

Andy provides hands-on expert guidance to small groups in taking control of their camera to capture memorable images. Whether a complete beginner, enthusiast, aspiring professional or seasoned photographer, Andy gives comprehensive tuition to suit all levels in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. There is plenty of time throughout the workshop for one-to-one tuition when topics of your interest can be explored.

The Workshop is run with the support of the Wildlife Trust for South and West Wales and Dale Sailing. We are able to board the first crossing of the day on the Dale Princess, and return on the last boat, giving us as much time as possible on the island.

Workshops begin in April when the puffins, guillemots and razorbills are busy building nests and courting, and the beach in North Haven is crammed full of Atlantic grey seals. An unmissable landscape panorama unfolds in May when the island is covered with a carpet of bluebells and pink campion.

The end of May to mid-July is the time to capture the iconic shot of a comical puffin with an impossible number of sandeels crammed in its beak. From the second week of July, it may be possible to see a puffling exercising its wings at the entrance to the burrow. See here for a Year in the Life of a Puffin. The year culminates in the seal pupping season from late August through to the end of October.

The Skomer Workshop can be combined with another day on landscape and/or wildlife photography.
 
Other venues for workshops include National Trust Stackpole National Nature Reserve, St. Brides Castle & Marloes Peninsula, Manor House Wild Animal Park as well as landscape/wildlife days in the National Park.


 

Workshop dates for 2017
April 8th, 15th, 29th
May 2nd, 9th, 13th, 16th, 18th, 23rd
June 6th, 10th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 24th, 27th, 29th
July 1st, 4th, 8th, 11th, 13th, 18th, 22nd, 25th, 27th
 
The Dale Princess takes only 10 minutes to cross to the Island over a sheltered stretch of sea. It leaves from Martins Haven and is subject to weather conditions and workshops may be cancelled or return times changed at short notice. Contact Dale Sailing for additional information.
 
Cost
Workshop £95. £10 discount for members of the Wildlife Trust for South & West Wales. This saves £40 for a couple on the total price for the day! Non-members can join at Lockley Lodge. 
 

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