Dorset Night Sky & Landscape Photography Workshop


24th – 27th January 2019 – Full (Please see May workshop)

Learn from scratch or master new landscape and nightscape photography skills whilst exploring the beautiful, deserted in winter, Dorset Jurassic Coast, with professional tuition throughout the duration from an award winning landscape, and widely published, night photographer that knows the area like the back of his hand.  Please scroll down the page for further information. 

Dorset Night Sky & Landscape Photography Workshop

Dorset Night Sky & Landscape Photography Workshop.  Master new landscape and landscape astrophotography  skills on this 2-day, 3-night combination workshop located in Ollie’s home county, Dorset. 


Full Price £675.00

Deposit £175.00

Exertion Level

The type of fitness level required for the Dorset workshop is light to medium, it will involve coastal paths that are occasionally steep, and long days/nights out with equipment. 


4 Photographers  

1 Tutor – Ollie Taylor 



United Kingdom


24th – 27th January 2019



Isle of Portland


Landscape Photography Tuition

This workshop includes traditional landscape photography shoots and tuition.

Nightscape Photography Tuition

This workshop includes innovative night sky photography planning, shoots and tuition.  Northern Lights planning, hunting, and shooting is also included on this workshop.


The Dorset combination workshop is open to photographers at all levels, though previous landscape photography experience is highly advantageous (please contact Ollie to discuss where you are with your photography).

This Dorset Night Sky and Landscape Photography Workshop is combination workshop that will focus on nightscape photography, but at the same time, look to explore the stunning Jurassic Coastline in the golden hour, sunset, sunrise, and twilight hours.

Winter is a beautiful and serene time to explore the Dorset Jurassic Coast is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it has an array of world famous spectacular coastal landmarks and formations littered along its shores, providing amazing seascape photography backdrops. The group landscape and  astrophotography workshop will include visits to three or four classic Dorset seascape locations which can include Mupe Bay, Pulpit Rock, Durdle Door, Kimmeridge Bay, and Portland Bill Lighthouse.

The coast far quieter, and often deserted in the winter, meaning sunrise and sunset spots are less crowded, and many night photographers give up after summer, though winter is one of the most challengin, but rewarding times for night photography.  Alongside sunriuses and sunsets, this workshop will also focus on constellations such as Orion, and the Plough (Big Dipper), alongside the fainter part of the Milky Way still visible in the winter months.

With over 14 years landscape, and over five years nightscape experience, Ollie will take the group through various aspects of landscape photography from composition to creating a striking landscape image, before looking at implementing similar, and new, techniques into nightscape photography field work; and the possibility of shooting the Milky Way on clear nights.  As Ollie is located in Dorset when home in the UK, he knows it well, thus ensuring you get the most from the locations visited on the workshop, both night and day.

Ollie will work with the group as a whole and individually with participants, and other topics covered may include settings and camera modes, metering, advanced exposure methods, double exposures and panoramas (depending on individual experience).

Bring your images to life with a post-production editing session to conclude the workshop, along with full planning tutorials on how to plan shoots both day and night.   

It is possible to book this workshop without accommodation for people living locally (this must be by the end of October 2018). Discount can be given for two people sharing a room either in a shared double, or single beds; please contact Ollie for further information via the enquiry form tab.

Additional information

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Package Includes

  • Luxury Accommodation
  • Breakfast*
  • Transportation
  • Professional landscape photography & astrophotography tuition and advice throughout the tour
  • Digital darkroom sessions on Lightroom and Photoshop
  • In-depth location and shoot planning for both day and night photography

Package Excludes

  • Travel to the workshop location; though travel can be arranged from train stations or Bournemouth airport
  • Personal travel and equipment insurance
  • Meals and snacks

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