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Tresco Photography Break

The Isles of Scilly is a landscape photographer’s dream. Breathtaking vistas, expansive seascapes, dreamy landscapes and showstopping sunsets await; where better to hone your photographic skills?

Our Tresco Photography Break is brand new for 2020. Enjoy three full days of tuition from leading landscape photographer Ross Hoddinott, with four nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at The New Inn. The break takes place from Tuesday 6th October - Saturday 10th October 2020.

You might explore the rugged heathland of the north end or the sheltered sanctuary of the Abbey Garden; the mica-specked sands of calm Appletree Bay or the craggy cliffs overlooking Cromwell’s Castle. Depending on the weather, we may take a trip to the neighbouring island of Bryher for a different perspective on the islands.

You will enjoy friendly, practical and bespoke advice on camera-handling skills, exposure, filtration, image sharpness, composition and creativity. The group is limited to six people to ensure each participant gets the maximum benefit from the expert tuition.

Whether you are a beginner or enthusiast, young or old, our photography break will help develop your skills, while exploring picturesque and peaceful Tresco.

Your base for this four night break will be The New Inn where you can enjoy a hearty breakfast each day, relax in the cosy Residents’ Lounge between shoots, and refuel with a delicious three course dinner each evening from our AA rosette kitchen.

The Tutor

Ross Hoddinott is one of the UK’s leading landscape photographers,

He is a regular contributor to a number of photography magazines and the author of several best selling photography books – including The Landscape Photography Workshop, The Art of Landscape Photography and From Dawn to Dusk – Mastering the Light in Landscape Photography (all co-authored with Mark Bauer).

He is a popular and highly experienced tutor, and has led workshops for The Royal Photographic Society, The Royal Horticultural Society and The Nikon School. He is an Ambassador for Nikon UK, Manfrotto and a Global Icon for F-Stop Gear.

Ross is inspired by the rugged north Cornish coast, close to where he lives with his wife Felicity and three young children.

For more on Ross, see his website or follow him on Facebook.

The Break

The break will begin with a welcome reception on Tuesday 6th October with tuition on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and departure on Saturday 10th October.

You will follow Ross’ excellent “Dawn to Dusk” format. Each day will see the group embark on a dawn shoot, daytime session and sunset capture, as well as setting aside time to review and edit your images under Ross’ expert guidance.

0630 – 0700: Dawn shoot
08:30 – 0900: Return to accommodation for breakfast 
1000 – 1130: Freshen up, and down time
1130: Tutorial / Picture review
1330: Pub lunch, or packed lunch on location
1400 – 1600: Afternoon shoot
1600 – Sunset: Evening/sunset shoot
1930: Return to The New Inn
2000: Evening meal/social

A reasonable level of fitness is required for this break as we will be exploring some of the more remote and rugged parts of the island, and walking between locations carrying our camera equipment. You will need to bring your own photography equipment and a suggested kit list will be sent prior to arrival.


This break costs £995 per person to include:

  • Four nights’ accommodation at The New Inn
  • Breakfast and three course dinner at The New Inn each day
  • Three days of photography tuition
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Boat trip to Bryher for one photography session (weather dependent)
  • Entry to Tresco Island Spa and Tresco Abbey Garden for the duration of your stay

Non-participating partners are welcome for a cost of £820 per person (photography tuition not included). A single supplement of £130 per person applies.

To book this break, please contact Tresco Island Office on +44 (0)1720 422849 or email us.

This break includes inter-island transfers, but does not include travel to the islands, which can be booked through Isles of Scilly Travel or Penzance Helicopters, starting from £115 per person return.

Supported by The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in Rural Areas

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