Pop the champagne cork – Dawn 2 Dusk Photography recently celebrated its 15th birthday! Founded in 2008 by two of the UK’s leading landscape photographers, Mark Bauer and Ross Hoddinott, Dawn 2 Dusk Photography has quickly grown into one of the best-known workshop providers in the UK – with an unrivalled reputation for offering friendly, expert guidance in a relaxed and fun environment.
So, why are we called ‘Dawn 2 Dusk Photography’? Quite simply, our priority is always picture taking during our workshops. As long as the weather allows, we will be out for a dawn shoot, and always endeavour to take photos until last light. While we also provide classroom style tutorials during the day, rest assured that on our courses photography will always be the top priority.
Our ethos hasn’t altered over the past decade. We want to provide an experience – guiding you to beautiful, photogenic viewpoints and giving you the knowledge and opportunity to capture gorgeous and creative images. We rarely take photos ourselves during workshops – first and foremost, we are there to help you develop your skills. Your level of experience and expertise is immaterial to us – we enjoy spending time individually with each and every one of our delegates while on location, and by doing so we can tailor our advice and guidance to your specific needs and requirements. Therefore, our workshops are genuinely suitable for all – from complete beginners to semi-professionals. We specialise in running short residential workshops in the UK, but we also run overseas tours and our themed one-day courses prove exceptionally popular.
The Dawn 2 Dusk Photography team continues to grow. In 2018, Nikon Alumni and Leica Ambassador, Jeremy Walker joined us, while in recent months, we have also welcomed award-winning Welsh photographer Drew Buckley and wildlife expert Ben Hall into the team. Adobe certified expert, Adrian Beasley, is also now working with us on a new range of Captue 2 Print workshops, and we are thrilled that Mark Banks has also recently joined the D2D team. Between us, we have decades of professional and creative experience at the very highest level. On our workshops, we will share our insight with you – our aim is to inspire and encourage. We always try to create a fun group dynamic and our workshops are an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with like-minded people. We hope you can join us on a workshop soon…
Behind The Scenes
UK LPOTY success
Dawn 2 Dusk Photography tutors, Mark Bauer and Ross Hoddinott, have both had success in this year’s prestigious UK Landscsape Photographer of the Year competition. Mark had a Highly Commended image in the 'Black & White' category, while Ross’s photograph of the Quiraing, on the Isle of Skye, was Commended in 'Classic View'. To view all this year’s winning images, visit: Landscape Photographer of the Year
New Filters eBook
We are thrilled to announce the publication of Mark Bauer and Ross Hoddinott’s very first eBook. Mark and Ross have teamed up with Nature TTL – one of the biggest communities for nature and landscape photography on the net – to produce The Essential Guide to Filters for Landscape Photography. This title decodes the World of filters and will show you how to take your landscape photos to the next level by using filters. It is available to download now at the special price of £9.99 (RRP £14.99). Click: The Essential Guide to Filters for Landscape Photography
Dawn 2 Dusk Photography is Good To Go
Dawn 2 Dusk Photography is pleased to announce that we have been awarded the 'We're Good to Go' accreditation by Visit England. This certificate is designed to help assure our workshop clients that we adhere to Government and Public Health guidance regarding COVID-19.
52 Assignments: Nature Photography
Dawn 2 Dusk Photography tutors, Ross Hoddinott and Ben Hall, have teamed up to produce 52 Assignments: Nature Photography. This handbook is filled with a year's worth of weekly commissions and concepts for composing and creating eye-catching nature photography in all its forms. Whether it's building a hide, setting up a feeding station, shooting macro masterpieces, creating beautiful animal silhouettes, capturing birds in flight or focusing on natural textures, all the assignments in this book have been written to inspire you to be more creative, explore the natural world around you, push your photography to its limits. For more information, click: 52 Assignments: Nature Photography
LEE Filters Master
Dawn 2 Dusk Photography are delighted to announce that tutors Mark Bauer, Ross Hoddinott, Jeremy Walker and Drew Buckley have all been invited to become official LEE Filters ‘Masters’. In-camera filtration continues to offer many advantages over post-production techniques, while encouraging a creative approach. Did you know that all clients on our workshops have access to LEE Filter systems and a variety of grads and neutral density filters? Our workshops are a great opportunity to use the LEE system and test the quality of their filters before you buy. #LEEfilters #ThinkLEE# LEEfiltersystem
52 Assignments: Landscape Photography
Mark Bauer and Ross Hoddinott’s latest book 52 Assignments: Landscape Photography is now available to pre-order. The book is an inspirational guide, designed to put the creativity back into your craft. Small enough to fit your camera bag, it is filled with a year’s worth of weekly commissions and concepts for composing and creating eye-catching landscape photography in all its forms. For more information, click: 52 Assignments: Landscape Photography
Ben Hall joins Dawn 2 Dusk Photography
We are excited to unveil another new tutor! Renowned wildlife photographer, Ben Hall, is joining the Dawn 2 Dusk Photography team. Ben is a multi-award winning photographer, author and an experienced and popular tutor. In the next few weeks we will be announcing our very first wildlife photography workshop. Watch this space!
Mark Bauer and Ross Hoddinott have both had success in this year’s prestigious International Garden Photographer of the Year competition. Mark's photograph ‘Dawn Colours’ was runner-up in the Breathing Spaces category, while Ross’s photograph of a backlit marbled white butterfly was a finalist in Wildlife in the Garden. To view all this year’s winning images, visit: International Garden Photographer of the Year
New website & logo!
To celebrate our tenth year, we thought it time for a new look! Introducing our snazzy new website, created by the superb Chris Davies Web Design. The new site offers enhanced functionality. This includes an individual client login area, where you can log-in and easily keep tabs on the workshops you have booked and handily access and download the itineraries of upcoming workshops. You can keep up to date with all our latest news and workshops, so do visit regularly. We’ve even given the Dawn 2 Dusk logo a contemporary, new look. We hope you like it!
From Dawn to Dusk
FROM DAWN TO DUSK – Mastering the Light in Landscape Photography is now on sale. This is the third in a series of books by the founders of Dawn 2 Dusk Photography – Mark Bauer and Ross Hoddinott. This is a hands-on guide to mastering the techniques required to take better, more creative, landscape photographs. It is also a photography guide like no other. The book has a unique structure that leads the reader on an hour-by-hour, picture-by-picture journey from dawn to dusk, and then on into the night. Each chapter focuses on the benefits and challenges of shooting in the available light at a particular time of the day.
Jeremy Walker joins the team
We are thrilled to announce leading landscape pro, Jeremy Walker, has joined Dawn 2 Dusk Photography as a regular tutor. Jeremy is a hugely experienced, award winning photographer who is passionate about helping clients develop their technique and style. He also works closely with LEE Filters and is an Ambassador for Nikon UK. We hope you will join us in welcoming him to the team!