Here's why Shropshire is so good for photography courses
So why does Philip Dunn run his photography workshops and courses in Shropshire? Well, the short answer is that Shropshire is among the most beautiful and photogenic places in England – and Shropshire really is at the very heart of old England. There are no cities in this largely rural county, just a whole lot of lovely historic towns, villages and glorious countryside. That includes the spectacular Shropshire Hills, so favoured by walkers, climbers, nature lovers and landscape photographers.
One of my early assignments for The Sunday Times was to photograph a travel article on Shrewsbury in 1989. That’s when I took the black and white photograph above of the lady in the summer hat. She was walking across a footbridge over the River Severn. It was the first of many Street Photography excursions to Shrewsbury. That bridge is still there, and similar pictures are still possible today.
Shrewsbury has changed little - it is still a great place for photographers
There's always something - or someone - worth photographing in Shropshire
...and then there is Ludlow
The ancient town of Ludlow attracts visitors from all over the world. They come to see the quintessential English country market town. Its ancient streets are lined with some of the most historic and photogenic buildings in England. Ludlow has nearly 500 listed buildings, including some of the finest examples of medieval and Tudor-style half-timbered buildings to be found anywhere. The town was described by poet Sir John Betjeman as “probably the loveliest town in England”
...but what about landscape photography in Shropshire?
Landscape photographers have been coming to the splendid Shropshire Hills and the magnificent Long Mynd since photography began.
The landscape in Shropshire is as varied as it is spectacular. When the light slants across the moors and valleys of this ancient landscape, it would be impossible not to get excited about taking pictures. To ensure you enjoy the very best photography tuition, I will work alongside you at every stage. Not only that, but you’ll be taken to some wonderful locations. Shropshire really is a wonderful training ground for photographers.
Come and join me for any of my photography workshops and courses in Shropshire. I’ll show you the very best of this beautiful English county.