❖ Tuesday 2 – Thursday 4, February 2021
❖ 3 days / 2 nights – Bovey Castle
❖ Residential Workshop / Retreat

Escape the routine with an outdoor adventure in the heart of Dartmoor.  Connect with your Passion for Photography.  A three day Premiere Residential Retreat, designed to increase your camera skills whilst nurturing your creativity.

Dartmoor National Park, is the largest and wildest area of open country in the South of England.  Amongst Britain’s finest landscapes, famed for its unspoilt natural beauty and stunning scenery.  Dartmoor is named after the River Dart, known to ancient Celts as Deruenta, ‘river where oaks grow’.

During this outdoor experience, you will be expertly guided to breathtaking locations.  Limited to a group of up to four participants, to ensure a quality learning experience.  Open to photographers at all levels, with no need for sophisticated equipment.  We committed to working alongside you, to attain your goals.  Once you arrive, Diorama Days will take care of the rest.

✜ Diorama Days is an Official Sponsor of Dartmoor National Park.  Helping Preserve Natural Beauty for Future Generations.  We pledge 10% of the proceeeds of this Retreat to Donate for Dartmoor.

❖ Accommodation

※ You will be sojourning at Bovey Castle, a historic and luxurious hotel, nestled high on the valley’s edge, in the heart of Dartmoor.  Rated 5 Red Stars from the AA for exceptional hospitality.

※ Complimentary amenities include, WiFi Internet, Flat Screen TV, Car Park and Indoor Swiming Pool.

❖ Directions

  • Bovey Castle, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, TQ13 8RE
  • 15 minutes from the A30
  • Directions

❖  Key Locations

  • From Bovey Castle we set out to explore the heart of Darmoor and including pre-selected locations with outstanding photographic potential such as; Holne Woods, Haytor Vale, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Hound Tor and Bellever Forest amongst others.
❖  The fee includes;
  • Pre-Workshop Learning Resources
  • Photography Tuition
  • Location Guidance
  • Light Refreshments
  • 2 Nights Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • One Month Online Support
  • Transport in a Vintage Land Rover Defender

❖ Tangible Results

  • As the Retreat draws to a close, participants will be able to produce consistetly high quality photographs
  • The takeaway for participants is understanding how to develop their own photographic style

❖  Bespoke Tuition includes

  • Hands-On Learning
  • Mentoring
  • One-To-One
  • Ongoing Photography Review

❖  Topics, adjusted to individual requirements, may include;

  • Manual Settings – Shutter Speeds, Apertures & ISO
  • Focusing Methods
  • Filters
  • Post-processing – Photoshop, Lightroom & Luminar
  • Photography Art & Fieldcraft

❖  Starts

  • Tuesday, February 2, 2021   1:00 pm

❖  Concludes

  • Thursday, February 4, 2021   6:00 pm

❖ Fee

📷 1 Participant £800 – Single Occupancy Double Ensuite ✜ Contact us to upgrade to double occupancy.

📷 📷 2 Participants £1200 – Sharing a Double Ensuite  ✜  Ideally suited for two people actively taking part in the retreat – a saving of £400.  At check out enter Discount Code dbc

📌 Secure your place with a 40% deposit.  The remainder to be paid in full by the 15 January 2021

COVID-19 update
Health & Well Being of participants & staff, are central to our business at all times.

Our Photography Workshops & Retreats are largely conducted outdoors, thus posing a lower risk of spread of the COVID-19 virus.  We carry out activities consistent with the government guidance.  In the light of COVID-19, we have conducted a risk assessment.

As a way of preventing coronavirus transmission, the following measures are being implemented.

  • Keeping groups to less that 6 people
  • Adhering to social distancing guidelines
  • Wearing a face covering
  • Maintaining cleanliness
  • Sanitising surfaces
  • Participants are welcome to use their own vehicle
  • Please provide your own face covering, surgical gloves & hand sanitiser

📌 We are committed to continue providing a premier experience.
🧡 Diorama Days – Connecting people with their Passion for Photography

Please contact us if you have any questions.

❖ Facilitator

  • Harry Fricker MA (Image & Communication Goldsmiths)

  Skills Level

  • Open to photographers at all levels. No need for sophisticated equipment

❖  Recommended Equipment

  • Camera, Lens, Tripod, Laptop & Accessories

❖ Equipment Rental – Available from Diorama Days

Camera / Lenses

  • Canon 6D full frame DSLR body – £30/day – £300 deposit
  • Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L USM, ø 77mm Prime Lens – £30/day – £300 deposit
  • Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon, ø 72mm, EF Prime – £30/day – £300 deposit
  • Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Planar, ø 72mm, EF Prime – £30/day – £300 deposit
  • Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, ø 72mm, Zoom – £10/day – £100 deposit


  • Manfrotto tripod 055XDB PRO Black – £10/day – £50 deposit
  • Manfrotto tripod 190X PRO Black – £10/day – £50 deposit
  • Manfrotto Monopod 681B Black – £10/day – £50 deposit
  • Weston Master IV light meter – £15/day – £100 deposit
  • Billingham Hadley Small Camera Bag Black – £10/day – £50 deposit
  • Hoya Circular PL Polarising Filter 72mm & 77mm – £10/day – £30 deposit
  • GOBE ND1000 Filter 77mm – £10/day – £30 deposit
  • Polaroid Intervalometer PLRTC18 3 pin connector Canon – £5/day – £10 deposit
  • Wacom Intuos Graphics Tablet Small + Stylus/USB cable – £5 /day – £20 deposit

❖  Clothing

  • We advise to dress for the weather
  • Layered clothing and a waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable walking shoes / boots are essential

❖  Fitness Level

  • Some light to moderate walking on open moorland, nothing strenuous

❖ The Booking Fee does not include

  • Travel to / from the Venue (Transport during the Retreat is included)
  • Insurance – Participants are advised to arrange suitable cover
  • Personal Expenses; Mini Bar, Room Service, Laundry, Gratuities, etc
  • Meals & Beverages (apart from those indicated)

📌 Enquiries welcome Call 07412 848348


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