Photograph Poldark's Cornwall

03/06/2019
Gull Rock Breaker
The BBC's hugely successful 'Poldark' series draws to a close when the fifth and final season airs this Autumn. Each episode has devoted much skill and effort in capturing the wild, romantic beauty of the landscape and the programme has provided a proud boost for Cornwall. For worldwide audiences are witnessing the diverse beauty of our county, with a special focus thrown on to the magnificent Atlantic Coast.

And I feel sure the author would have approved. For Winston Graham wrote his Poldark novels during his annual family holidays at a dwelling set up on the hills overlooking Perranporth. He loved this stretch of expansive coastline and he brought its history to life through his words. Yet as his tale reaches the end of the road, so the Poldark tourist trail is getting busier and busier. People from all over the globe are heading here, to see for themselves where their TV heroes and villains brought Graham's books to life.

So as Ross and Demelza trundle off into the sunset on their horse-drawn carriage, the winding country lanes to Holywell Bay, St. Agnes, Bottalack et al, are backing-up with coach loads of their fans.

As you would expect, most of the incredible coastline appearing in the TV episodes, also featured amongst my Cornish Seascape Workshop locations. Indeed, a number of images I had shortlisted for Outdoor Photographer Of The Year back in 2015 and 2016, were taken at 'Poldark' places.

So, if you are a photography enthusiast, and would like to see Poldark's Cornwall at its best, then rather than sitting on a packed coach and being amongst the crowd trampling a beach, why not come along with me?

For I can show you the series' coastal locations, just as Winston Graham envisaged them when writing amongst the dunes of Perran Sands. Wild, remote, untamed and untouched... At dawn and dusk, it will be just you and me. There will be few or no other people around. And for the 'daytime' shoots we will select the locations that do not appear on the coach tours and are off the tourist trail. So at the times we visit, you will see and photograph the locations at their very best.

As for timing and accommodation, my photography workshops run all year round from my home/studio in Crantock on the Atlantic Coast, with stays from 2 to 5 days in duration. So you choose when you come along and for how long you stay. So you can select the atmospherics and colours you want to experience. The wild, stormy tempests and brooding skies of Winter. The bright, vibrant colours and energy of Spring. The heady warmth and sunshine

When it comes to photography, don't worry if you are not an expert with your camera. I teach from Beginner through to diversifying Professional, so I promise to pitch the tuition at a level that suits you. Likewise in the studio, I will show you how to process your images, to create stunning pictures of wonderful places, using methods that compliment your computer skills.

And when we are not out on the coast, or in the studio, you can relax in your comfortable en suite accommodation and dine on delicious, locally sourced food. So when all is brought together, you will experience a truly memorable, enjoyable and enlightening experience.

If you would like to know more, then get in touch through the Contact Me section of this website or email me directly; chris@c-simmonsphoto.co.uk