Andy Davies West Wales Photography Workshops

About Andy Davies West Wales Photography Workshops

Skomer Island Boat-based Photography Workshop

Join professional Welsh photographer, Andy Davies, for an unforgettable experience on the waters around Skomer Island to capture the stunning seabirds that come to the island to breed. The unique experience of seeing thousands of puffins, guillemots, razorbills and Manx shearwaters that come to back to the island’s waters in the evening 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.

Workshops begin in May when the breeding season for the puffins, guillemots, razorbills and Manx shearwaters is in full swing. The first three of these species are known as auks and the vast majority of these gather during in the evening flying around in vast gyres of birds before settling down in vast rafts in the sheltered bays of the island. Skomer has an estimated Manx shearwater population of 640,000 birds which is believed to be over half the World’s total number.

We will meet at 5pm and spend the first part of the workshop on land at Martins Haven where Andy will go through camera setup and techniques for shooting later on. We then board the Dale Princess at 7pm and spend time in South and North Havens before venturing out into St. Brides Bay to capture the stunning spectacle of the vast Manx shearwater rafts that form towards dusk. We return to Martins Haven at 10pm.

Numbers on this trip are limited to allow plenty of room to be able to move all around the boat. This trip is targeted at principally at gaining great photographic opportunities but non-workshop participants are able to come along and join the boat at 7pm at Martins Haven.

Additional Information

Open from May to August.

Workshops run from the end of May to the end of July.


Price Info:

Workshop dates for 2019
May 25th
June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
July 6th, 13th, 20th
Workshop £125.


  • Groups welcome
  • Parking (charge)
  • Toilets