Dartmoor20 Photography Project
by Brian Northmore Photography


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St. Michaels Brent Tor Church

Brent Tor Church Black and White PhotographPurchase Brent Tor Black and White Photograph

Brent Tor is a well know landmark. It can be seen on a clear day from most parts of the moor. I have heard that it can be seen from the sea, but have no way of proving it. Legends say that a merchant who used Brent Tor to guide his ship during a storm built the church.

It is difficult to photograph a subject as well know as Brent Tor without copying what has been done before. My own personal approach is not to worry about it! Every day of the year is different. And I am sure that this scene, the cloud formations and lighting will never be exactly the same again as they are in this image.

This was captured early evening with the sun low in the sky casting long shadows across the landscape. The sky was changing quickly as the remnants of a heavy shower passed by.

I like the side lighting picking out the exposed granite along the ridge, and the narrow path leading up to the church. I have composed this from a low viewpoint as looking up to the church gives it more importance.

Brent Tor Church Interior
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Brent Tor Church Interior

When visiting Brent Tor is worth walking a little further along the ridge having a look inside the church. It is often a welcome break from the wind, cold and often the wet weather. You can view two of my photographs taken inside the church on this website. St Michaels Brent Tor Interior and St Michaels Brent Tor Bible.

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All the photographs on this website and many more can be viewed and purchased from the Shop

2016 Dartmoor Photography Workshop Dates.

The workshops below are suitable for all. I cover from the very beginning of photography for complete novices, including the technical aspects to allow you to manipulate your camera so you can achieve great results. Photography does not end with understanding your camera, this is the beginning. I will take you deeper into the theory of photography when you are ready at your pace, considering lens choice, histograms, and achieving the very best from your kit. Photography is also an art, and during the workshop we can discuss during our picture taking composition, light, and artistic intent.

The photography workshop will change depending on your current level of skill and progress. The beauty of these workshops is that they are infinitely scalable to meet your needs. Having a mixture of photographers in the group helps. We learn from each other and pick up new ideas. I take the role of facilitator, asking probing questions, filling the gaps in your knowledge, and challenging your thinking.

Saturday 11th March 2016: Tavy Cleave and Gertor
The walking on this workshop can be a little more challenging. We start of along a farm tack but soon enter the open moor and climb up hill above the cleave to Ger Tor. There are great views from the top, but results with all landscape photography are dependant on the weather. The location provides photographers at all levels to work on thier skills and create great images. The Waterfall location is a also a great spot to stop for lunch or coffee. 

Tavy Cleave & Gertor Photography Workshop

    Tavy Cleave Waterfall. Dartmoor Photography Workshop

I am available to arrange group and individual workshops on a date that suits you contact me for details..