Westonbirt National Arboretum in autumn

Dates for 2018


The Abbey Studios Photography Centre & School of Photography for Workshops, Courses and Individual Tuition.

Dates for Courses, Workshops and Holidays for 2018



Westonbirt workshops.

Dates 2018 - Beginners:  16 April, 5 and 8 October

                   Advanced: 20 April and 26 October                


Westonbirt Digital Day - on location photography tuition, dates at a mutually convenient time.

Night Sky, Cricklade 9 August 2018

Clevedon Pier at Sunset - 25 Septemebr 2018

Waterfalls at Brecon - 1 October 2018

Tuscany Landscape Workshop  13 -20 October 2018, 8 -15 June 2019  - bookings now being taken via HF Holidays.

Church Stretton, Shopshire - Focus on Light 21 - 25 October 2019 bookings via HF Holidays.

New Brewery Arts, Cirencester. Introduction to Digital Photography - Tuesdays from 18 September, bookings direct with www.newbreweryarts.com 


Portrait Photography  -  These will now be agreed with you, the delegate for personal tuition and coaching.

Basic Digital Photography and Photoshop - Personal tuition, contact to make a booking.

Making Money from your Photography - Maximise image sales through Alamy.com - Seminar with Alamy top selling contributor, Keith Morris in Spring 2019. - register your interest or book a space  by email.

Professional Wedding Photography -   These are now organised on a personal tuotion/coaching basis, please call to discuss

Professional Wedding Photography, Advanced LevelThese are now organised on a personal tuition/coaching basis, please call to discuss.


Gift tokens available.


Links : www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt




          www.inst.org for online Diploma in Professional Photography course.

          http://www.hfholidays.co.uk/activities/photography  (mention you found this link via Graham Light at Abbey Studios)

          http://www.cameraclean.co.uk/index.php for sensor cleaning and a variety of useful camera accessories.


         For those who want to explore on their own, consider Suffolk/Norfolk. Here is a link to a lovely 15th century cottage in the heart of the Suffolk countryside close to the Norfolk border. A great locatio0n for both landscape and seascapes.





For quality bed & breakfast close to Westonbirt see:


If you plan to stay overnight near Westonbirt, then I am happy to recommend the following:

http://www.carriersfarm.co.uk/ Located on the edge of Sherston, just a few miles from Westonbirt. Having stayed there earlier this year with my wife I can thoroughly recommend this as a delightful, tastefully and beautifully decorated and equipped room. The breakfast is wondeful with home prepared food, the rooms are very inviting and comfortable and a delightful setting enhanced by charming hosts.


As an alternative in Tetbury have a look at www.number65.co.uk I have not stayed overnight, but if the hospitality and Sunday lunch is anythng to go by it is not to be missed.

Also, do take a look at www.forgehousekemble.co.uk for self catering cottages. Beautifully prepared and maintained with every luxury you would want. Just a few miles from Westonbirt and in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Also take a look at http://www.newbreweryarts.org.uk/stayatnewbreweryarts , for quality YHA style accommodation right in the centre of Cirencester. Good facilities and good prices. 




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