Photographs make for the perfect holiday souvenir, where you can capture the moment to look back on in years to come and to be treasured forever. We’ve compiled a list of exciting photography opportunities for your next adventure, whether you’re venturing to the coast or the countryside.
Switching up your commute in the Isle of Wight
Ah, the Isle of Wight. Jaw dropping scenery, plenty of adventure and rich heritage awaits you. The Isle of Wight is synonymous with the Needles and the best way to see them is via the chairlift, with its gorgeous panoramic view of the coastline and the opportunity for a leisurely boat trip to view the Needles up close…once you get down to the bottom.
With professional property photographers, lifestyle photographers and landscape photographers, we regularly send our team out to scope out the fun and exciting new shots. And the picturesque Island is an oh so wonderful place to find the perfect photograph.
Our landscape photographer, Mike Searle, described his experience of getting this shot:
“The experience of the Alum Bay chairlift is different from those in the mountains: you start at the top and go down. The feeling as you plunge, feet dangling, is exhilarating. All of a sudden, the sparkling blue sea comes into view with The Needles in the distance, boats bobbing, people playing on the beach far below. It all went in a blur as I frantically fired off a few frames, trying not to drop my camera in the process.
“At the bottom boats wait to take you round the bay to see the Needles. You can choose a fast speedboat or a more sedate tour. On the way up we enjoyed spotting items that people had dropped accidentally from the chairlift: lots of odd flip-flops, sun hats and buckets. I wonder how many kids limped back to the car with a flip-flop on one foot!”
Spotting jellyfish in Beer, Devon
Sometimes, the perfect shot is completely unexpected, and that is certainly true of this drone shot! What was meant to be a simple shot of a boat in the ocean turned out to be something a little more unexpected when we spotted multiple jellyfish. Wow! And if you don’t have access to a drone? Well, Beer is a picture-perfect village, ideal for novice and experienced photographers, providing you with the opportunity to photograph colourful boats moored on the shore, picturesque white chalk cliffs and the gorgeous coastal path.
Setting up the self-timer in Cornwall
Set up the self-timer and get ready for action! Place the camera on a steady surface, select how many seconds you need and go…! Action shots like this one are the perfect way to capture holiday fun, whether it’s jumping into the sea, getting a group shot or photographing the sunset without missing it yourself! Cornwall is in the perfect location for those active shots, with gorgeous varied landscapes, including jaw-dropping coastal views, golden sands and those turquoise waters.
Get close to nature in Dorset
Channel your inner David Attenborough and keep a look out for wildlife. You may need to wait a while to get the perfect shot, but patience is key when it comes to photographing wildlife. They make for amazing photographs to show off to your family and friends when you get home, but don’t forget to keep a good distance, you don’t want to frighten them! Dorset is a wonderful place for wildlife, with plenty of fascinating species, including squirrels, hedgehogs, deer and hares.
Getting seasonal in Cornwall
The beautiful poppies in this photo were captured in early summertime in Cornwall, and photographing seasonal variations always makes for stunning shots, whether you’re visiting in time to see the lambs and daffodils in spring, the gorgeous autumnal colours or perhaps even the snow in the winter!
Simon Tregoning is the Chairman at Classic Cottages. Classic Cottages have an exclusive portfolio of places to stay, handpicked in the best locations from the tip of far west Cornwall across the south of England and over on the Isle of Wight.