Photography on Dartmoor
Dartmoor is a wild and rugged landscape, its iconic tors and dappled valleys with rivers and streams running though them make perfect subjects to photograph. Aside from Dartmoors tors, there are many other things of interest. It has some of the most stunning prehistoric and bronze age sites with many stone rows, circles and settlements. It also has a rich industrial history with the remnants of tin mining to be found all over the moor which has left a noticeable impression on Dartmoors landscape. There are also many sites of 19th century granite quarrying. The quarries at Haytor, Foggintor and Swell Tor are particularly good subjects. The moor also has many granite crosses dotted across its landscape. These were mainly old navigational aids to help travellers across the moor but for photographers they are great to take pics of. The cross at Windy Post near Tavistock is particularly popular with photographers . There are also many abandoned farmhouses on the moor which can make for some atmospheric images.
Photography on Dartmoor can be a challenge as the weather doesn’t always play ball and you can often walk miles to a location just for the sun to disappear behind a cloud bank, never to be seen again. But, there is nothing like the feeling when everything comes together and you take that perfect picture. Its always exciting to explore new parts of the moor looking for a fresh viewpoint. I think you could spend a lifetime exploring the moor and still discover hidden treasures. Being a Dartmoor photographer requires you to be quite a hardy person. You are often stood with your camera on a tripod in less than tropical conditions. At times it can be very cold, wet and windy, but often stormy conditions can produce the best light and most dramatic pictures. We are often out on the moor when most people are tucked up warm indoors. On the other hand there is nothing like the solitude on a warm summers evening on the moor sat listening to the skylarks and waiting for the sun to set.
Many thanks to Anna Curnow for writing this page www.asc.photography.com
We were always very sure that this website needed to be extremely visual, as a great deal of the attraction of Dartmoor itself is the fact that the scenery can literally take your breath away!
We are extremely grateful to the wonderful photographers who have so generously allowed us to use their images, both for this website and for our fantastic magazine Active Dartmoor
For this reason we are very happy to list the photographers and their websites, so that should you wish, you can see more of their work.
We hope you enjoy the wonderful images throughout this site, and are perhaps inspired to get out and take some photographs of your own.
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Malcolm is an internationally published Active Lifestyle Photographer based in Devon, England.
Her main passion is Fine Art Animal Portraiture but has recently discovered a new love for Landscape Photography, in particular, focusing on the Ancient and Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor and its magnificent Tors and vistas.
Originally from Worcestershire I am a landscape photographer based in East Devon.
I love mountainous landscapes. They‚ are dramatic, they‚ are every changing, and they put life into perspective. They tend to bring incredible light which draws me in and makes me want to head out in bad weather when the extremes are ever further...
Mark is a Devon based landscape photographer with Dartmoor National Park as the prime inspiration and motivation for his work. As a professional teacher of photography, Mark runs Dartmoor landscape photography workshops.
I am a professional photographer and have an educational background in Arts and Humanities ( BA honours degree in Film and English studies from UEA and a Diploma in Photography.)
Dartmoor is a rather subtle landscape. Hundreds of square miles of moorland with the highest hills in Southern England, but not really that high, and not that difficult to climb, with a handful of exceptions.
I started photographing landscapes in 2012 when I made a risky purchase of a full frame DSLR camera (Digital Single-Lens Reflex). My drive to take better images started here.
I am a Devon based landscape photographer who loves to photograph Dartmoor and the rest of the West Country.
Dartmoor; what a rugged and beautiful place to explore. The changing seasons, the wild animals, it’s my pure passion to capture this beauty and show you.
Robin is a qualified teacher and is a wildlife photographer based within the Dartmoor National Park.
I am a Devon based landscape photographer living on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park. I love walking and the outdoors and find Dartmoor’s dramatic and rugged landscape something really special and the inspiration for my photography.
I consider Dartmoor my main office and where you normally find me wandering around at either end of the day. Taking photos of it's beauty to share is a privilege and a joy.