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Cotswolds Photography

Patchwork fields, beech woods, water meadows and old stone cottages epitomise this beautiful region in the heart of England. Choose from a full-day or 4hr photography workshop with Will Gray – either one-to-one or in a small group.

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I've lived in the Cotswolds for over 20 years, photographing its beautiful and surprisingly diverse scenery throughout the seasons. On a full-day or 4-hour workshop, I'll share with you some of my favourite, often little-known, locations for photography, picking the ones that not only suit the time of year, but also offer you the very best opportunities to develop and improve your camera skills.

• Depending on the weather and time of year, we might start by photographing sunrise over a mist-covered water meadow.
• We'll explore the craft of landscape photography, using dramatic beech woods, rolling countryside or iconic Cotswolds landmarks to master composition and viewpoint.
• If you're interested in wildlife or macro photography, we'll visit a nature reserve to photograph orchids or butterflies.
• You can customise your day with optional add-ons, below.

Why this trip?
• We can include a dawn or dusk session, making the most of the best conditions and learning about the changing qualities of light.
• We'll visit several, contrasting locations, allowing you to practise a range of techniques.
• If you're a beginner, there will be plenty of time to demystify your camera and become confident with its various settings.
• I'll provide instant feedback on your images throughout the day, and can also include a Lightroom demonstration.

When you contact me using the form below, I'll ask you what you hope to gain from the workshop, what areas of photography you're keen to focus on, and whether there are any particular subjects you would like to tackle, such as close-ups, landscapes etc. Using this information, I'll put together a bespoke itinerary for you, including details of where and when we'll meet and what time the workshop will end.

Full-day workshops last around 8 hours. During late autumn and winter, this means we can usually include the whole day from dawn to dusk. However, with the longer days of late spring and summer,  you'll need to choose one or the other. The 4-hour workshops can either be held in the morning or late afternoon/evening.

Optional add-ons
For a small extra charge (to cover admission fees only), I can easily include a visit to the Cotswold Wildlife Park, Batsford Arboretum, Hidcote Manor Garden or the Snowshill Lavender Farm if you'd like to spend more dedicated time on wildlife, plants or garden photography during your full-day workshop. If this is of interest, please mention it in the form below.

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Daily, year-round, on request. Simply let me know what date suits you.

Choose from a full-day workshop (or 8 hours) or a 4-hour workshop. Once you've booked, I'll be in touch to discuss meeting times and locations.

Group size
Maximum of three people. This workshop is also ideal for one-to-one tuition, or for couples


Full-day workshop: £300 per person (one-to-one tuition), £350 per couple or £400 per group of three.

Four-hour workshop: £150 per person (one-to-one tuition), £175 per couple

or £200 per group of three.

Gift vouchers are available. Please click here to find out more.

Tailor-made photography tuition from William Gray. Private transport in a comfortable Nissan X-Trail. Morning tea/coffee and cake; delicious picnic lunch, drinks and snacks. Use of tripod and filters if required.

Not included
You need to make your own way to the start/finish point of the workshop. Please also ensure you have adequate photo insurance.

Photography level
Since these are tailor-made workshops, they are suitable for complete beginners through to enthusiast photographers. You can bring any camera you like. Find out more about gear.

Like the sound of this photography workshop? Please reserve your place by completing the form below and I'll be in touch to confirm details

By completing this form, you are simply registering your interest in this workshop. You don't need to pay anything yet and there's no obligation for you to go ahead with the booking if you change your mind. When I get back to you to confirm dates, I will also give you payment details. You can then confirm your booking, pay for the workshop and look forward to a great day out in the Cotswolds! If the weather forecast looks poor as we approach the date of your workshop, we can reschedule, at no extra cost.

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It was a great day. William was both extremely knowledgeable and considerate to my limited experience. Within a short time he had mastered most of the features on my camera and explained them to me in a way which made them easy to understand. William's experience was invaluable in helping me come to grips with the relationship between light conditions and aperture settings and shutter speed. I can highly recommend a one-to-one day with William. Thanks for a great day out, worth every penny.


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