What we're about

This group is for those who love getting getting out into the great outdoors to capture, learn and improve their photography. It is for active people who want to learn more and improve their landscape, travel and adventure photography.
I started this group to share this passion; and to teach and lead walks and workshops in great local locations and as well as across the UK and beyond; from the Autumn I will be hosting informal "Pictures and Pints" evenings to get those interested in photography together to learn and inspire each other through sharing and discussing our images over a drink. I will also be running weekend and longer photo workshops in great locations.

I have been running photography workshops for over 10 years and have won competitions for my photography, been featured at Getty Images Gallery in London and have had a couple of exhibitions.

My instagram accounts are: phil.banfield & adventurelandsphotography

http://www.adventurelandsphotography.com

Some of the events have a cost to attend, due to the cost of organising the group, venue hire/ usage, materials and equipment provided and tuition.

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Upcoming events (4)

Surrey Hills - Beginners & Composition Photo Workshop

Albury Heath

£85.00

Join us in the stunning Surrey Hills, this workshop is aimed at Beginners and Intermediate Photographers and we will take your on a photo tour around the Surrey Hills through some of the most beautiful countryside in South East England. The workshop is designed to get you confident with your camera and to take control of the settings and move you away from Auto. The workshop will be informal and practical with lots of opportunities to practice what you gave learnt. You will learn: - The Principles of Photography - How to use your camera controls - The rules of photographic composition - How to tell a story with your images - How to create Postcard Quality Images rather than "snaps" - Good use of a tripod in aiding composition We will travel through the countryside to visit some of the most beautiful villages and secret hamlets, historical locations, beautiful and ancient English woodland and open countryside vistas. We will be in a small friendly group of 6 people and Phil, your tutor, giving you plenty time for one to one tuition. Phil has lived in the North Downs environs for the last 20 years and has explored many of the hidden lanes and locations with secret stories. We have a private room at a stunning country pub nestled in a hamlet in the hills, so if the weather is unfavourable we can view and discuss images there as well as stopping there for lunch. (Covid dependent). As well as improving your photography, you will learn about the history ecology and geology of this area of Britain's most wooded county. What's Included: Tuition by Phil Banfield Information Pack Transport to locations (Covid Dependent) Equipment Required: Waterproof & Warm Clothing Sturdy Footwear Camera Equipment (Tripods are available to hire for £5). A sense of adventure and fun! The Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is one of 46 nationally protected landscapes in the UK, having equal landscape status and protection to a national park. The hills stretch across a quarter of the county of Surrey, from the chalk North Downs that run from Farnham in the west above Guildford, Dorking and Reigate, to Oxted in the east. The hills embrace an amazing variety of countryside, from the rolling chalk downs of yew and box woodland and flower rich grasslands, to the acid heaths and woodland of the Greensand Hills that rise to form the highest point in south east England at Leith Hill, all less than 25 miles from London.

Stunning Senja - Arctic Norway Photo Adventure

Needs a location

£750.00

This is a 5 night trip to the stunning Senja Island in Arctic Northern Norway., the second largest island in Norway with stunning mountain peaks and deep cobalt blue Arctic fjords. This is a photographer’s paradise with amazing views, from deep fjords, imposing sheer mountain faces, frozen waterfalls, fishing villages nestled on rocky outcrops, secluded harbours, beautiful glacial valleys to stunning island views, an amazing environment for lovers of the great outdoors, wildlife and photography. The arctic air is pure and crisp, the Sunrises & sunsets in the winter last several hours giving photographers fantastic opportunities to capture the landscapes in this dramatic location. We will also aim to capture the Northern Lights during some of the evenings. This scenery is some of the most dramatic in the world, you will never have seen anything quite like this before. During the trip we will travel to several locations for sunset each day, you will always be accompanied by a photographic guide to show you the location and help you with achieving the best shots possible. We will then be out for the rest of the day to capture the sunset before returning to our base. Dependent on the weather we will then head back out during the evening to search for the Northern Lights. Our accommodation is a beautiful Norwegian house in a central location on the Island, surrounded by snowy peaks and a river with local tracks giving the opportunity for snow shoeing and possible cross country skiing from the front door. The house is complete with a traditional barbecue hut in the garden, wood burner and sauna. Itinerary: Day 1 Fly from UK & arrive Tromso, & travel south to our first night's accommodation in our Norwegian home. Day 2 We will leave our accommodation and head out to the southern area of Senja Island, here the terrain is softer and more undulating. In the evening we will head out to search for the Northern Lights or take a walk out across the river on the local tracks. Day 3 We will head back out and travel to the rugged landscape of the North of the island for sunrise and spend the day exploring the rugged coastline and the iconic photogenic locations. We will stay out or head out later in the evening we will again head out seeking The Northern Lights or visit the local groomed cross country skiing tracks. Day 4 This morning we will travel out to the coast of the island, starting at sunrise, we will travel to discover the bays and beaches and capture images of the Fishing Villages. In the evening we will again head out hunting for The Northern Lights Day 5 We spend the day travelling around stunning glacial terrain and visit some of Norway’s oldest fishing villages, with their idyllic wooden fisherman’s rorbiers and imposing fishing buildings. In the evening we will again drive out to capture The Northern Lights. Day 6 We will again head out at sunrise for a morning shoot and then make our way back to Tromso, where we will spend some time sight seeing and the opportunity to buy souvenirs. What’s Included: Guided Photography Adventure Photographic Tuition 5 Nights Shared Norwegian Accommodation Norway Airport Transfers Transportation to photographic locations Adventurelands Photography Information Pack What’s Not Included: International / UK domestic flights & associated taxes. Tripods (available to hire) Personal Food Travel Insurance Visas (if required) Single Supplements TBC Snow shoes hire. Cross country skiing hire. Other Notes: The weather in Northern Norway is changeable so the itinery may change, but we will visit the iconic photographic locations en route to and around Senja, if the nights skies allow we will also head out to capture the Northern Lights. A full kit list will be provided.

Moroccan Hiking & Photography Odyssey - Souks & Kasbahs

For this tour we have teamed up with Paddles & Peaks www.paddlesandpeaks.com ; together with their extensive experience of leading and guiding, we have developed a fantastic tour that combines hiking, walking and photography workshops in the Moroccan countryside. In late October the temperatures are delightfully balmy with daily highs of 21 C and night-time lows of 12 C, enabling us to comfortably explore the landscapes and ancient settlements whilst improving your photography and capturing some stunning images. Our adventure will start in the City of Agadir, on the Morocco's southern Atlantic coast, in the foothills of the anti-atlas mountains, where we will explore and experience the colours, smells and hustle of the famous El Had d' Agidir Souk. We will then travel from this bustling city out into the hinterland and stay in a Kasbah, dating from the 13th Century, this historical abode was used to be a place for shelter and for supplies for Berber kinsman. Our Kasbah is perched above a green, fertile patchwork of agricultural fields and lush basins and will be our base for our guided hikes and photography walks on a daily basis, enabling us to explore locations rarely seen by other groups visiting Morocco. The Kasbah is a warren of amazing tall buildings and a unique experience to stay in as well as giving us ample opportunities as a location for photographic workshops within the ancient architecture and out in the surrounding agricultural lands, it makes as a wonderful base for us to hike around and explore the hills, valleys and gorges. Through our hikes and photography you will learn about the Berber life, history and geology of the region. We will explore the small Berber villages that cling to the local water basins and are surrounded my palm trees and there is the opportunity to join some optional additional excursions. Costs & detailed itinerary to be updated soon.

Lofoten Islands - Aurora & Vikings - Norway - Winter 2021

Lofoten

£750.00

Postponed trip reinstated in 2021! This is a 6 day trip to The Lofoten Islands, these gritty rocks are strung out across the icy and turbulent waters of the Norwegian Sea, far above the Arctic Circle. This wilderness of connected islands is awe inspiring with majestic mountains, deep fjords, seabird colonies, surf-swept beaches and small fishing communities. The climate is not as cold as you would expect, due to the warming of the Gulf Stream, making it warmer than the inland plateaus and mountain of Norway, but still the snow blankets the mountains, valleys and the beaches of these Arctic Islands. We will travel to several locations in from the fishing villages at the western tip of the Isles and across in every direction across the archipelago from our base. You will be accompanied by a photographic guide to show you the location and help you with achieving the best shots possible. We will then be out for the rest of the day to capture the sunset before returning to our base. Dependent on the weather we will then head back out during the evening to search for the Northern Lights. Our accommodation are Norwegian fishing huts or “Rorbiers” in a central location overlooking the sea, meaning we can get to many photogenic locations without too much fuss and travel. Itinerary: Day 1 Fly from UK & arrive Harstad, & travel west to our first night's accommodation. Day 2 We will leave our fishing hut accommodation and head towards the Western End of The Lofoten, en route at sunrise we we will explore this island landscape and travel onto Senja to check in at our accommodation, at sunset we will visit some great locations for a shoot. In the evening we will head out to search for the Northern Lights. Day 3 We will head back out into the rugged landscape for sunrise and spend the day exploring the rugged coastline and the iconic photogenic locations. We will stay out or head out later in the evening we will again head out seeking The Northern Lights Day 4 This morning we will travel around the coast of the island, starting at sunrise, we will travel to discover the bays and beaches and capture images of the Arctic Surf of the chilling Norwegian Sea. In the evening we will again head out hunting for The Northern Lights Day 5 We spend the day travelling around stunning glacial terrain and visit some of Norway’s oldest fishing villages, with their idyllic wooden fisherman’s rorbiers and imposing fishing buildings. In the evening we will again drive out to capture The Northern Lights. Day 6 We will again head out at sunrise for a morning shoot and then make our way back to Harstad Airport via The Viking Long House Museum and possibly the City of Narvik with his WW2 history. What’s Included: Guided Photography Adventure Photographic Tuition 5 Nights Scandinavian Accommodation Norway Airport Transfers Transportation to photographic locations What’s Not Included: International / UK domestic flights & associated taxes. Tripods (available to hire) Personal Food Travel Insurance Visas (if required) Single Supplements TBC Flight Details: Air Norwegian - Flights TBC. Other Notes: The weather in Northern Norway is changeable so the itinerary may change, but we will visit the iconic photographic locations en route to and around Lofoten, if the nights skies allow we will also head out to capture the Northern Lights. A full kit list will be provided. www.adventurelandsphotography.com

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Christmas Lights - Guildford Night Photowalk

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£15.00

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