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Landscape by Ben Pipe

British Landscape and Heritage Photography

  • Dates: 12-16 August 2024
  • Length: 1 week


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. You can also sign up to our newsletter for summer course updates.

What you need to know

When does the course run?

Monday 12 August – Friday 16 August 2024

How long is the course?

One week

What time will my classes be?

Monday-Friday, 09.00-17.00.

There'll be a daily lunch break, plus other breaks within the schedule.

In addition to the course's teaching hours, you'll be able to access our digital suites in the early evenings to continue with any post-production and refine images at your own pace, if you wish.

Please note, photo shoot times may differ during the course, due to location and weather conditions, so you should be prepared for a number of early morning starts and late finishes.

Your classes will take place on AUB's campus where you’ll be taught in our state-of-the-art creative studios and digital suites, with access to AUB’s library and online resources.

You'll also participate in location shoots off-campus where the ground may be uneven and you must be prepared to walk a moderate distance carrying your camera equipment.

Who's this course suitable for?

The minimum age for this course is 18.

We welcome aspiring photographers of all ages and abilities; it's perfect for anyone who has a passion to learn and develop their skills.

Do I need qualifications for this course?

There are no formal academic entry requirements or qualifications needed to study this course.

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

What should I be prepared for?

You'll be expected to carry your own photographic equipment, including tripod, which'll involve moderate walking distances, where the ground or path may be uneven in places. Ensure this is suitable for you.

You should expect occasional early morning starts, and some late evening finishes when shooting on location.

Bring a packed lunch, snacks, and drinks for all scheduled external activities. Students who've booked the residential with catering option will have lunch provided.

I'm not sure if this course is suitable for me, can I contact you?

If you're unsure if this course is suitable for you, get in touch with us and we'll advise you. Either email us at or call us on +44 1202 363222.

You can choose to add our economically priced residential package to your course fee. Choose your package during the booking process.

Residential package includes

  • Full-board catering on-site at AUB (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation in AUB Halls of Residence, situated on AUB's campus


  • En-suite private room in a cluster flat with shared kitchen and lounge
  • Rooms are furnished with single bed, wardrobe, drawers, desk and chair
  • All bed linen supplied
  • 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.

See below the prices of our packages. Choose your package during the booking process.

Package Price

Course fee only


Course fee PLUS residential


What's included in my course fee?

  • Transport to/from off-campus location photoshoots
  • Any additional materials not mentioned in the 'what to bring' section below

Additional costs

Please be aware you'll need to bring some equipment with you. This may incur an additional cost on top of your course fee if you need to purchase any equipment. Refer to the 'what to bring' section below for full details.

  • 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.

About this course

Taking advantage of Britain’s outstandingly beautiful south coast, on this course you have 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 the south coast has to offer.

Suitable for beginner- to intermediate-level students, this highly practical multi-location-based course will offer you the opportunity to carry out photo shoots 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 expert, Ben Pipe, who specialises 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 to encourage your creativity and imagination, 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.

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

All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Summer Course certificate of attendance. You'll receive this at the end of your course.

On your last day there'll be an exhibition of the work created on the course; celebrate your achievements and those of your fellow photographers.

The Summer Courses team invite you to attend an optional farewell meal at a local restaurant. A perfect conclusion to your creative week where new friendships and skills shall be celebrated.

After this course you could:

  • 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

Further study opportunities

You may wish to consider the following further study options:

You can also 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, including further Photography short courses.

  • 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
  • Study alongside up to 16 like-minded students and have fun

  • 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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Meet your tutor

Ben Pipe Photographer

Ben Pipe

Ben has twice been a finalist for the Travel Photographer of the Year Competition.

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 Artisan Workshop

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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 Artisan Workshops

When you book your course, you have the chance to add our residential package to your booking.

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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.

Booking your Summer Artisan Workshop place

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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.


Terms and Conditions – Summer Artisan Workshops

Summer Artisan Workshops – booking terms and conditions for 2024.

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FAQs – Summer Artisan Workshops

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