Join us for a workshop like no other, living island life and photographing puffins as an overnight guest on the magical Skomer Island. Located just off the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast, 3 miles from Martin's Haven, it offers 750 acres of habitat for wildlife to thrive, including Razorbills, Guillemots, Seals, Short Eared and Little Owls, Manx Shearwater and of course the star attraction, Puffins.
Richard Peters is a Nikon Ambassador with a style that often favours dramatic light and contrast. He offers a relaxed, down-to-earth approach to his guiding and has won multiple international awards including twice in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year. He is also one of the only British photographers to have recieved the accolade of European Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
Drew Buckley has won multiple awards for his work including in competitions such as the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year. He grew up and now works in the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Living local to Skomer, Drew spends many days each year there and as such, has an in depth knowldge of the island, the area and it’s wildlife.
DAY 1: Saturday we meet at the farm carpark at 8am where we have arranged for our bags to be taken down to the landing point at Martins Haven in order to catch the 9am boat. After a short 15 minute boat ride we arrive on the island to a briefing from the wardens. By midday you will be able to head out around the island. There is a relaxed, no pressure atmosphere enabling you to explore the island as and when you desire. However we will all go out as a group after diner to make the most of the late evening light.
DAY 2: Sunday. Photography and lots of it. From sunrise to sunset we are free to come and go as we please but again, we will aim to go out as a group for sunrise and sunset.
DAY 3: As day 2 but with one small difference. On Monday the island is closed to day trippers allowing us an entirely unique opportunity to fully appreciate the space all day long with only our group on the island.
DAY 4: Tuesday. Those who wish to go out and shoot early can do so, which is often a popular option if the weather permits. We catch the boat back to the mainland at 9am.
PRICE & DATES
June 24 - 27th SOLD OUT
A deposit of £150 is required to secure your booking, with the balance due 3 months before the workshop starts.
Skomer workshops sell out fast. We'll be announcing our 2018 dates early in October so if you would like to be amongst the first to find out when they're available, the easiest way is to sign up to Richard's newsletter.