On this photography workshop we will be visiting one of Wales' three national parks; the stunning Brecon Beacons. Timing our visit in autumn should hopefully reward us with some great seasonal colour, impressive light and fingers crossed, the elusive 'Dragon's Breath' - characteristic early morning mist filled valleys.

Making the most of the spectacular scenery on offer, our main focus will be at key locations around the centre of the national park which includes a visit to 'Waterfall Country' and it's  fantastic array of waterfalls. Drew will be keeping a keen eye on the weather too, so we'll be in the best location to capitalise on any conditions. Group size is limited to four so everyone should have plenty of space to explore each location and the photographic opportunities on hand. 

From beginner to professional, tuition will be tailored solely to suit each guest's needs and aspects they wish to improve upon. Drew will be on hand to provide instruction and feedback at all times helping to improve your landscape photography and understanding your camera. 

Transport between locations is included.

This workshop includes two nights accommodation at the Manor Hotel, in Crickhowell, this three star hotel is a nicely situated base throughout the workshop. Rooms are equipped with an en suite bathroom with free toiletries and breakfast. For more information on the accommodation please visit The Manor Hotel website here

We'll aim to meet on the Wednesday afternoon before heading out for a sunset shoot. Then for Thursday & Friday we'll go out for sunrise before returning for breakfast and freshen up, before heading out for the day, shooting up until sunset.

While the locations won't be too far from the car, you'll still be required to carry all kit yourself and across uneven ground / mud / rocks so a good level of fitness is required. As the Brecon Beacons is a mountainous region, many of our walks will include uphill hikes, some steep in places, so please be prepared for this, though, the best views are always from the top! 

Brecon Beacons IMAGES

Spaces are limited to just 4 people

Dates & Costs




Brecon Beacons, South Wales



What to BRING

Digital SLR


Memory Cards

Fully charged spare batteries



Walking Boots / Wellies

Outdoor / Waterproof clothing




Transport between workshop locations

Use of LEE Filters (if required)

Signed copy of my 'Photographing South Wales' guidebook


Lunch, dinner, drinks

Transport to/from hotel

Exertion Level

This workshop is suitable for intermediate levels of fitness. Although most walks won't be far from the car, the terrain will change between rocks, mud, and grass, plus some walking involves climbing hills and ascents, some steep.


The Manor Hotel

Brecon Road, Crickhowell, NP8 1SE

Two nights. Double/Twin room

Number of Attendees

Maximum of 4


Please read terms & conditions below before booking - click the headings to expand the sections

Confirmation of Booking

By booking through the website, you agree to all Terms & Conditions listed. A reservation is confirmed once full payment is received. I will then confirm your booking in writing typically via email.

Booking Conditions

Our workshops run in all weathers and each delegate should ensure that they have the correct all weather clothing suitable to the conditions and each delegate is responsible for the well being of their photography equipment and personal effects.

This is an outdoor photography workshop. Weather can be unpredictable. Drew Buckley accepts no responsibility in the event of any locations being out of sight or not in good light.

Loss or Damage

Drew Buckley will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to personal items or for any personal injury or accident. Delegates are respectfully reminded that our activities could potentially entail risk or danger and all activities are ENTERED INTO AT YOUR OWN RISK.

The venues and locations for this trip have no (or limited) medical facilities. Therefore please inform us of any health issues and ensure you take your own medication with the appropriate insurance in place in case of emergency.

Any filters or camera equipment lent from Drew Buckley to the client on a workshop are then the responsibility of the client and any damage or breakages must be reported and paid for. 

Drew Buckley strongly recommends you make our own insurance arrangements against trip cancellation and curtailment, accidental death and disability, emergency medical evacuation, medical expenses, loss of personal effects, photographic equipment and other loss or injury as per a commercially available travel insurance policy

You agree to indemnify Drew Buckley against all loss and damage arising, directly or indirectly to the property and its contents from any deliberate or negligent act or omission by yourself, without limitation of the foregoing to pay us forthwith upon written demand our costs in making good any such loss and damage and cleaning.

Drew Buckley shall not be responsible for any loss, or damage to any belongings, or injuries sustained by your or any member of your party. 

Cancellation by Drew Buckley

Drew Buckley reserves the right to cancel the workshop at any time. Each delegate should ensure that they have the correct all weather clothing suitable to the conditions and each delegate is responsible for the well being of their photographic equipment and personal effects. 

Drew Buckley does not operate a cancellation insurance scheme and strongly recommend that you ensure that you have your own appropriate cover. 

If, for whatever reason, Drew Buckley needs to cancel a workshop, then an alternative date will be sought or full refund of monies paid by you to Drew Buckley will be made. However, Drew Buckley accepts no further liability beyond this, and, without limitation of the foregoing, we will not have any liability for travel costs incurred by you in relation to the booking. Any additional costs incurred outside the cost of the course including but not limited to transportation and accommodation will not be covered by Drew Buckley.

Cancellation by the Delegate

If the delegate is a “no show”, then no refund to the delegate is applicable. Once a booking is made all fees are not refundable under any circumstances other than trip cancellation by Drew Buckley. The £200 deposit is non-refundable under any circumstances.

Special Requests

Please advise Drew Buckley at the time of booking of any special requests such as diet or physical impairment. A specified level of fitness is required and Drew Buckley reserves the right to refuse to take a delegate if such a special request has not been notified at the time of booking.

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