Photography Equipment Required
Pete says :
Although 95% of photography is now digital, guests who wish to shoot film are still very welcome (after all, the basic principles of photography haven't changed since 1834!). I have digital equipment for hire or temporary loan if required.


Digital camera of your choice. The ability to manually control your camera (i.e. a facility to over-ride automated features) would greatly enhance your experience. (We have a camera for hire if required)

The user manual for your camera!!!

Lens hood/s!  (unless your camera is a compact and can't use them)

Battery charger and sufficient batteries to make sure you don't run out of power during the day (particularly importand for mirrorless camera users!)

Sufficient memory media of the right type


For DSLRs and MICL cameras not using full frame sensors, a range of lenses 18mm to 200mm (or zoom equivalent) would be good. If you have a camera with a full frame sensor, a range of lenses 28mm to 300mm, or zoom equivalent, would be good. If you also own wider and/or longer focal length lenses or zooms and have room to bring them, that would be perfect! For Nikon users, we have a range of lenses from 10mm to 600mm available for hire.

Polarising and/or neutral density filters (note that polarisers will be really useful, especially for the water-lilies)

Tripod, if you prefer to use your own (but we have four here if you don't have one or don't want to bring one). If you are coming for our Advanced Photography Week and you have a remote control, please bring it

Again, if you are coming for our Advanced Photography week and you have a separate flash unit , please bring it.

A Nikon SB-900 speedlight is also available for hire

General advisory:

Sun cream (factor 30 minimum recommended)
Sun hat (a peak or wide brim is recommended)
Sun glasses (neutral-coloured). Note: polarising lenses can affect your colour perception
Lightweight, long-sleeved shirts and loose fitting lightweight trousers in addition to 'shorts and T-shirts'
If coming in early June or in September, a sweater or cardigan for use in late evening
Lightweight "breathable" footwear
Lightweight walking shoes (recommended but not essential) 'Trainers' or 'Running shoes' are perfectly adequate
Insect repellent
Although we dine out in restaurants, dress code in the area is very informal so 'smart casual' is  fine

A hairdryer is supplied in each bedroom