Rodney O'Callaghan Photography

Dorset Photography Workshops & Tours

Photograph the amazing Jurassic Coast in Southern England

The ancient Jurassic Coast

Capture breathtaking coastal landscapes

The Jurassic Coast in southern England is so-named because it holds 165 million years of the earth’s history within its geology. This ancient coastline offers an abundance of fabulous scenes for the landscape photography. Capture the iconic scenes of Durdle Door rock arch, or Portland Bill lighthouse sitting on the edge of a rugged promontory. Explore the fascinating rocky ledges of Kimmeridge Bay, the lovely piers at Swanage and the ancient Corfe Castle. My Dorset photography workshop will inspire you from start to finish. 

Available Workshops

2nd - 7th Dec, 2024
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Workshop Essentials

Accommodation

Accommodation is included in the price of the workshop from start to finish.

Group Size

I keep all my workshop groups small to ensure everyone gets the time they need.

Transport

Transport is included on all workshop days in my 9-seater van.

Scenery

We will visit some of the best locations to capture the most beautiful views of Dorset's Jurassic Coast.

Durdle Door Beach, Dorset, Jurassic Coast, England.

Iconic Locations

Durdle Door is probably the most famous place to photograph along the Jurassic Coast. Carved out over the years by the relentless pounding of the sea, this natural limestone arch is perfectly placed at the end of a long pebble beach and stands as a divide between Bats head and Man o War bay.

This view can be photographed from both the beach and the cliffs above, and is great at sunset or sunrise.

Ancient sites

Perched upon a small hill, Corfe Castle is a historic fortress located in the village of Corfe Castle close to Swanage. The castle dates back over a thousand years and is situated on a limestone ridge in the Purbeck Hills.

The ruins of this once great castle make a wonderful scene for photography, especially at sunrise on a misty morning. Although it still looks great at sunset.

There are two elevated viewpoints to shoot from: west hill and east hill. 

Corfe Castle at sunrise, Dorset, Jurassic Coast, England.
Black and white photo of Kimmeridge Bay Ledges, Dorset, Jurassic Coast, England.

Kimmeridge Bay

The fascinating Kimmeridge Bay lies about halfway between Durdle Door and Swanage. It is a sheltered bay where the low tide exposes a whole different world.

The bay has several rocky ledges and wave cut platforms offering some fabulous foreground interest. The bay can be photographed at both sunrise and sunset.

Swanage Piers

The popular seaside town of Swanage is not only a great place for sunrises, due to its eastward facing orientation, but also for some long exposure shots around its three piers. 

The most interesting, and photographed, is the remnants of the old pier, which makes a great subject for black and white minimalist shots. Next to it is the newer, victorian pier.

Further along down the other side is the interesting banjo pier.

Swanage Old Pier, Dorset, Jurassic Coast, England.

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St. Michael's Mount in Cornwall, England. Taken on my Cornwall photography workshop and tour.

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