My tours are for enthusiasts who would like to take their outdoors photography to the next level, to make images of Britain’s most spectacular landscapes and iconic wildlife with guidance in the field. All tours are timed to coincide with the best seasonal, lighting and tidal conditions for photography. I will guide you directly to the best locations, explain the story behind the scenery and show you optimum camera settings for both wildlife and landscapes. The programme on each tour includes comfortable hotel accommodation, full days’ programme of field visits from early in the morning until sunset, plus an evening/indoor programme based on local images, processing the group's photography during the tour and discussion of photographic techniques such as using filters, high dynamic range and making panoramas.
Outdoor photography can be productive in a wide variety of weather conditions and our itineraries will be flexible to make the best use of conditions. I take only small groups to ensure that all participants will benefit from personal tuition and the best shooting positions. Each tour aims to develop your photography, enhance your understanding of the natural world and ensure you return home with a portfolio of great images.
REVIEWS BY PREVIOUS PARTICIPANTS ON MY PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS
"Thoroughly enjoyable trip, made better by the small number in the group under Robert's leadership and guidance." CJ, Dorset, Dartmoor Tors and Hidden Valleys
"This was very good value for money and Robert Harvey was a brilliant host, leader and provided very useful advice on the photography and worked very hard throughout the tour in assisting everyone. I enjoyed the walks especially the ones to the Tors and the night photography." SR, Avon, Dartmoor Tors and Hidden Valleys
"Excellent leader - very good photographic tuition and excellent knowledge of Dartmoor ... Robert managed a full and varied program covering all the itinerary where possible and substituting extras if not. I came away feeling I had learned a lot about photography and about Dartmoor." AB, Somerset, Dartmoor Tors and Hidden Valleys
"Venues visited were superbly researched and journeys to them well organised. This mini holiday was action packed and full on the go. A fabulous trip ... The leader was very pleasant, friendly and knowledgeable. He knew his stuff, had clearly researched locations and was generous in sharing his knowledge. HIs quality of leading the tour was excellent. I would travel with him again." KM, Devon, Dartmoor Tors and Hidden Valleys
"As must have been obvious, I (and I think all the other members of our group) very much enjoyed our photographic safari to Dartmoor over the past few days. We are very grateful to you for your help and tuition, and for the enormous amount of effort and hard work which goes into organising such a trip. In the world of photography – as in other disciplines – one never stops learning and therefore the opportunity to sample different techniques and approaches is invaluable. To do so in a remote, picturesque and little-known parts of beautiful Dartmoor made for an excellent experience ... I appreciated the chance to get to know you better – as well as to learn from you about specialist aspects of photography "outside my comfort zone": I am grateful." HD, Berkshire, Dartmoor Tors and Hidden Valleys
"It was great being part of a small group and our leader Robert Harvey gave us good guidance on camera settings which I found very helpful. He also organised our trips to the islands and was able to get our tickets/change dates when the NT closed an island. Island visits and cruises brilliant". GP, Sussex, Northumberland Sea Birds and Castles
"The tour leader knew the requirements of the party. The itinerary was flexible and we were kept advised regarding clothing and camera equipment to take with us. Very helpful and knowledgeable. Hotel was well located and food excellent" JH, Essex, Cairngorms Birds and Mammals
"A good trip which provided opportunities to take photos of iconic BRITISH species" JS, Cambridgeshire, Cairngorms Birds and Mammals
"This is the first photography holiday I have been on. I enjoyed the small group, individual tuition and look forward to taking part in another one next year" LS, Oxfordshire, Cairngorms Birds and Mammals
"Loved it - any other destinations planned?" FM, Kent, Cairngorms Birds and Mammals