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British Landscape and Heritage Photography

This immersive one-week masterclass gives you the opportunity to rapidly advance your photography skills whilst capturing breathtaking landscape, seascape, and architectural images.

To book your place today, simply click 'Book Now' to be taken to AUB's secure online store, where you can complete your booking.

What you need to know

Monday 31 July – Friday 4 August 2023


At the point of booking, you can choose to add accommodation and/or our popular half-board catering package. See below for the cost of different options.

Course only


Course fee plus accommodation


Course fee plus accommodation and half-board catering package


  • A DSLR with full manual controls (please bring your camera manual)
  • A wide-angle zoom lens that offers a reasonable range of focal distances is highly recommended
  • Additional lenses, filters, and any accessories you may wish to bring
  • A sturdy camera/accessory bag
  • A durable camera tripod (this can be supplied if necessary)
  • Walking boots and wet weather clothing
  • A packed lunch, snacks, and drinks for all scheduled location activities

Please note, if you book our half-board catering package, you'll have your lunch provided as part of your board.

  • All course materials and resources
  • All transport to/from photoshoot locations
  • Access to industry-standard software, equipment and studio spaces

To take advantage of our economically priced accommodation, simply select the appropriate accommodation and/or half-board catering option when you book your place.

Accommodation includes

  • Single study bedroom with private en-suite bathroom in AUB Halls of Residence, situated on AUB's campus
  • Halls of Residence Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour on-site security staff and live-in AUB residential staff (help is available 24/7)

Take a look at AUB’s Halls of Residence, just click on the Campus Halls option.

Half-board catering package includes

  • Half-board catering (breakfast and lunch)
  • Single study bedroom with private en-suite bathroom in AUB Halls of Residence, situated on AUB's campus
  • Halls of Residence Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour on-site security staff and live-in AUB residential staff (help is available 24/7)

Take a look at AUB’s Halls of Residence, just click on the Campus Halls option.

  • All specialist tools, equipment and course materials are included in your course fee
  • Come away with increased confidence to approach your personal future photography projects
  • Become fully proficient with your own camera equipment and understand how to maximise its potential
  • Multiple opportunities to practice and perfect your newfound skills
  • Enhance your existing photographic knowledge, practical skills and understanding of advanced camera functions
  • Develop your unique creative voice
  • Receive expert support, guidance and feedback on your ideas from your tutor at every turn to shoot with accuracy and finesse, effectively minimising laborious post-production actions
  • Leave with skills and foundations that you can use at home to continue creating beyond this course, including a credible portfolio of personal work of inspiring and visually appealing images
  • The opportunity to network and share ideas with other students from around the globe
  • Access AUB's industry-standard studio spaces, including the specialist equipment and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Study alongside up to 12 like-minded students and have fun

About this course

Taking advantage of Britain’s outstandingly beautiful south coast, we offer you the opportunity to rapidly advance your photographic technical skills, knowledge and abilities. This all-encompassing immersive summer workshop will empower you to capture breathtaking landscape, seascape, and architectural images amongst some of the most stunning locations and venues that the south coast has to offer.

Suitable for beginners and the more advanced, this highly practical multi-location-based course will offer you the opportunity to carry out photoshoots at iconic historical and cultural landmarks in the surrounding counties of Dorset, Wiltshire, and Hampshire, including a visit to the historical heritage birthplace of British photography, Lacock Abbey.

Taught by leading industry experts who specialise in the field of landscape and architectural photography, you'll accelerate your understanding of the technical approaches and considerations specific to location photography and be inspired to develop your own personal visual voice.

You'll learn how to effectively plan, conceptualise, consider, and prepare for each respective shoot, learning the advanced techniques essential to producing both technically proficient photography and understand how to create meaningful images that offer real visual impact.

Throughout the week you'll be provided stimulating photographic briefs and assignments to encourage your thought making processes, creativity and imagination, whilst being supported throughout with feedback and guidance from your tutor.

Through a series of talks, demonstrations, and practical projects, you'll be provided with the essential technical considerations, advanced camera settings and specialist applications to utilise and consolidate upon during your location shoots.

Plus, you'll have the option to access our specialist digital suites out of teaching hours for post-production purposes, where you can refine your images at your own pace.

  • Extended understanding of camera controls, functions, and advanced features
  • Comprehensive lens theory and practice
  • Benefits of ancillary equipment
  • Individual and group project-based assignments
  • Multiple location photoshoots
  • Individual and group critique sessions
  • Preparing images for web and print output
  • Portfolio advice

The minimum age for this course is 18 years.

As a beginner-intermediate friendly course, you'll be expected to possess a fundamental knowledge of your DSLR camera/lens and the main functions/controls.

Please note, you'll be expected to carry your own photographic equipment, including tripod. This will involve moderate walking distances, where the ground/path may be uneven in places. Ensure you're comfortable with this level of mobility.

Please get in touch with us if you wish to check your suitability for the course.

All course materials and resources, software and equipment is included in your course fee.

All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Short Course certificate of attendance. To request your certificate email the team at

After this course you could:

  • Study a Photography short course to expand your photography and creative skills further
  • Continue to harness your creativity; explore our full range of evening and weekend courses courses to see where your creative journey will take you next
  • Use your new skills to further your career or change direction
  • Continue to develop your skills at home as a hobby
  • Develop a robust portfolio of personal work to contribute to further study or employment

  • You'll study at a leading specialist university – so we know what we're doing when it comes to providing unparalleled courses
  • Your tutor is an industry professional, so you'll learn from the best
  • We cater for all abilities and have no formal entry requirements for this course, so there's nothing holding you back
  • You'll learn in a safe and encouraging environment where there's no right or wrong way to be creative
  • Benefit from our incredible campus and its industry-standard studios, plus use state-of-the-art equipment and software to unleash your creativity
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Examples of British landscape and heritage photography

See below for a selection of examples of the type of work you'll undertake on this course. You'll explore the full spectrum of landscape and heritage photography, including on-location photoshoots to practice and finesse your skills.

All you need to know about studying your summer course

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Why choose AUB for your summer course?

We're a first-choice provider of residential and online courses for students wishing to engage in a creative course experience

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Residential packages for summer courses

Experience life as an AUB student by booking a residential package as part of your Summer Course. Stay in AUB's halls of residence.

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Entry requirements for summer courses

Entry requirements for Summer Courses, including English Language requirements

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Continuing your studies with AUB after a summer course

Continue studying at AUB after you've completed a Summer Course. Progress onto a full-time Foundation or BA (Hons) Degree course.

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How to book your summer course and payment options

Guidance on how to book your Summer Course and the payment options available.

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Summer courses FAQs

These FAQs have been carefully curated to answer any questions you may have about studying a creative summer course with us here at AUB.

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Booking terms and conditions

Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking a summer course.