Saturday, 9 January 2021

Exmoor Photography and COVID-19 update

 




COVID-19 Latest Update 05 01 2021:
Regrettably our field based service is currently closed. However, we are planning to start taking new bookings in March 2021 (subject to the below).

We are planning to resume normal service in the spring (Easter 2021) albeit with some additional changes to our normal health and safety routine and of course subject to any subsequent government guidelines. For example we will no longer provide Alison’s lunch where it was applicable. Please see specific course pages for details. And you will be emailed our company COVID-19 policy when you re-book. There will also be a copy on the website

Updates:

We will be monitoring the situation and will review once a month or if the Government release updated guidelines. Clearly we are still in a very fluid, serious situation at the moment. Of course we will post all relevant news and updates here.Thank you to all our customers, supporters and everyone who has agreed to reschedule courses to later this year. Your patience, kindness and understanding had been without equal and we are truly grateful.
Take care and stay safe
We would also like to thank our incredible NHS personnel and all other essential workers for their outstanding bravery and commitment to all of us.
Kind regards
Alison & Jack

Monday, 13 January 2020

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP AT DUNSTER CASTLE

I am thrilled that the National Trust has chosen us again to participate in this new venture and I can’t wait to introduce new customers to what is the wonderful world of photography. These workshops will be a great addition to the portfolio we now offer, the Castle and gardens really do offer a spectacular backdrop for many stunning and varied photographic opportunities through the seasons. These include beautifully kept gardens, pretty bridges over the idyllic River Avil and a working water mill. The intimate group numbers will enable us to continue to provide a professional, friendly, relaxed and hopefully fun learning environment for each of our customers. This proven formula is very important to me.’ 
Jack owner Exmoor Photography Courses



We completed the first workshops of 2020 this week

Monday, 14 October 2019

Exmoor Photography Red Deer Rut 2019


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Week 1&2 RDR diary:
Rain rain and more rain ☔️ we have only managed a few days with clients so far. I will be slightly less concerned if rain forecast for RDR but not when it is constant horizontal rain with strong winds. The days we have managed have been great, lots of excellent stalking following our ethical approach. This has resulted in great images being taken. We have some nice stags about this season if you know where to look and how to stalk properly. Looking forward to next week and fingers crossed 🤞 for kinder weather. Thanks to our customers so far you have all been great company and good fun. Even when the light was challenging at times. Jack
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Exmoor Photography Outdoor Workshop at Dunster Castle


There are still a few dates available for the Dunster Workshop this year. Please contact Alison or Jack on the following numbers. You can also see more info, book & pay online.
T: 01643 702312
Jacks M: 07790 885506
W: https://www.exmoorphotographycourse.co.uk/
W: https://www.exmoorphotographycourse.co.uk/dunster-castle-wo…

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Dunster Castle out door photography workshop (03 06 2019)


Dunster Castle out door photography workshop (03 06 2019)
Another lovely day at Dunster Castle last Monday. We had four very different cameras this time, however everyone’s knowledge was similar. Part of Jacks job is having a working knowledge of most makes and models of our customer’s cameras. Lovely guest again who were great company and a pleasure to teach and help with their photographic journey.
Please use link below for some of our customer reviews including this workshop. We run our Kingfisher workshops (fully booked) etc for the next few weeks, so the next month we will back at Dunster Castle is September which is also fully booked. However, there are still some spaces available for the workshops in November.
Keep Clicking!
Jack co-owner of Exmoor Photography




Friday, 24 May 2019

Exmoor Photography Course Cuckoo Specials

https://www.exmoorphotography.co.uk/p393520057

Cuckoo & Moorland Bird Special
We completed another one of these specials this week, amazing weather, great customers and we found lots of Cuckoo’s! Thanks guys for your great company as always, the effort you put in definitely paid off in the end.
Please contact Alison to book any of our workshops or courses on T: 01643 702312 or use the following link and book online. www.exmoorphotographycourse.co.uk

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Photography Workshop at Dunster Castle


Dunster Castle out door photography workshop
Another lovely day at Dunster Castle on Monday. We were again blessed with perfect weather. We had four gentlemen this time who were all great fun and company, they even laughed at some of my jokes. We had four very different cameras all of which I knew well (part of my job). All the guest were of a similar level knowledge wise (complete beginners to some experience), which is great but we can flexible with any level.
Anyway enough from me I have included some reviews from Mondays guests:

‘Richard Dick Ashdown recommends Exmoor Photography Nature & Wildlife Images by Jack Clegg: "Attended Dunster castle workshop 20/5/19 as a complete novice with my Nikon D3100 came away feeling 100% more confident. Jack & Jamie so informative and passionate definitely rubbed off on me I can’t wait to get out with my camera now. Nothing was too much trouble both took the time to explain different changes to the camera and why resulting in great photos lovely location and great little places to get some great photos. Lunch was lovely at the mill tea room and Alison’s flapjack was lovely too. Definitely recommend one of these workshops if you want to get to know your camera better/get off auto/and take some great photos. Well done guys 10/10"

‘Hello Jack
Thank you very much for an interesting, instructional and informative workshop conducted by you , Jamie and assistance from Alison too.
I am very grateful to you for helping me to understand some of the functions built in to my camera and how their use can enhance even my simple attempts. I will take my camera with me on some walks and set aside time to take photographs when I come across interesting views, plants and even try to take wild life.
I enjoyed the day, learnt a lot and certainly will try and do the right things when using my camera.
Many thanks to you all for your patience with a complete novice.
Best wishes
Kind regards
Michael’

There are still a few dates available for the Dunster Workshop but they are proving very popular and of course don’t forget we run lots of other landscape and wildlife workshops and course throughout the year. As always please contact Alison or jack on the following numbers (please leave a message if we are out of the office we will get back to you ASAP and you can also view, book and pay for any of our workshops online, including the Dunster Castle outdoor workshop.
T: 01643 702312
Jacks M: 07790 885506
Alison M: 07974 758921
W: http://www.exmoorphotographycourse.co.uk/


Sunday, 19 May 2019

Dunster Castle out door photography workshop National Trust

Dunster Castle out door photography workshop
We have completed several of the new workshops at Dunster castle now in partnership with the National Trust. We have had lovely guest and it has been a pleasure as always helping them with their photography.
Mondays workshops last week was no exception. We were blessed with perfect weather, lovely guest who were great fun and company. The castle grounds really are looking amazing at the moment. I must also mention how friendly, polite and welcoming all the NT staff have been and also the delicious lunch they provide at the Mill tea rooms for us. Another successful day and I am really looking forward to the next one.
I have included a couple of the reviews received from the Dunster Castle workshop guest (with their permission) below.

‘Hi Jack & Alison
Thank you for your email with the information on the lenses and tripods. I apologise for the late reply, I've had a busy week and haven't had a chance to catch up on my emails.
I wanted to thank you both and Jamie for a great day on Monday, It was a really lovely group and you all made us feel so at ease. I learnt a lot and have taken my camera out of it's bag more this weekend than I have for a long time.
If I am going to buy a new camera or lens I will take you up on your kind offer of advice.
Thanks again
Ali’

‘Hello Jack
Thank you for your email, I really enjoyed the day spent at Dunster Castle with you and your team.  Every time I take my dog for a walk my camera goes with us now, just practising the techniques and set ups that was shown to us. I wish I knew this information before I travelled abroad on safari, I still have good photos, but feel they will be better next time!’
Anyway, thanks again for the day.
Regards
Norman

There are still a few dates available for the Dunster Workshop but they are proving very popular and of course don’t forget we run lots of other landscape and wildlife workshops and course throughout the year. As always please contact Alison or jack on the following numbers (please leave a message if we are out of the office we will get back to you ASAP and you can also view, book and pay for any of our workshops online, including the Dunster Castle outdoor workshop.
T: 01643 702312
Jacks M: 07790 885506
Alison M: 07974 758921