Explore the United Kingdom’s outstanding natural beauty with Hasselblad Master Lars van de Goor.

Join us for a journey through the magical, ancient landscape of Devon, Wiltshire and Hampshire to discover their finest forests, ablaze with vibrant autumnal colors as the leaves turn red and gold. Discover southern England’s deep wooded valleys and mystical forests to photograph mighty oaks and lofty beeches. Capture its rivers, shrouded in early morning mist, and the dew-drenched cobwebs glistering in the early morning light.

It truly is a place that teases and tantalizes the imagination of every landscape photographer and tree-lover.

“If you are a tree and rural landscape lover, then you will enjoy every spot that we go to. Forest photography is quite a different discipline, so you will learn how to deal with that. At the end of the workshop, you will be loaded with information which will keep you going for a while. I will get to know you better during those days and will help you to find your own style, if that’s what you want of course. It’s also a good occasion to bend the rules and see what your limits are and how to challenge yourself a bit, if you’re up for it” – Lars van de Goor


    • Learn some of the secrets behind Lars van de Goor’s distinctive award-winning photographs, and practice these new techniques together with your instructors
    • How to use natural light and local weather conditions to capture amazingly atmospheric shots
    • How to handle equipment with care on location
    • Private hands-on lessons that can help taking your photography skills to the next level


More about Lars Van De Goor

Lars van de Goor is an award winning Dutch photographer, renowned for his enchanting photographs reminiscent of the romantic landscape painters of the 19th century. Lars draws inspiration from the idyllic rural scenery of Gelderland.
He won a Hasselblad Masters Award in 2016 and has previously been honoured with a gold medal and a first prize from the prestigious Trierenberg Super Circuit.
– Winner of the Hasselblad Masters Award category Landscape/Nature 2016 –
– First prize in the ‘Season & Weather’ 2016 Trierenberg Super Circuit
– Gold Medal 2016 in the ‘Streets and Paths’ categories of the prestigious Trierenberg Super Circuit


On Location

  • Learn some of the secrets behind Lars van de Goor’s distinctive award-winning photographs, and practice these new techniques together with your instructors
  • How to use natural light and local weather conditions to capture amazingly atmospheric shots
  • How to handle equipment with care on location
  • Private hands-on lessons that can help taking your photography skills to the next level

In Classroom

  • Expert review and constructive criticism of shots taken during the day
  • Private portfolio review
  • Tips on how to commercialize your images successfully
  • A Better Moments Certified Photo Instructor is available during the entire workshop to offer assistance with camera settings, the basics of composition




Pick-up at Gatwick Airport and private bus to New Forest, Burley.

In the evening, we will have a welcoming dinner where you will meet your fellow travelers and workshop leader Lars van de Goor.

After dinner, Lars will brief you about the upcoming workshop.

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The cute little town of Burley is surrounded by the best parts of the New Forest when it comes to old characteristic trees. We are practically staying on the edge of the forest, so we have a full day of shooting. You will have the experience of walking in a fairytale forest; expect elves and gnomes hiding behind every tree.

In the evening, Lars will hold a lecture, and you will learn to transform your photos into even more magical ones.



After breakfast, we will return to the New Forest, and since you now have a little more experience with the ins and outs of forest photography, you will start to get better compositions.

Since this forest is packed with good opportunities, it won’t be difficult to be satisfied when we continue our journey and head for one of the most magical forests in the U.K, Wistman’s Wood, where we will arrive just before dinner.

After dinner, there will be a photo review and Lars will help you edit your pictures.



Wistman’s Wood is one of only three remote high-altitude oakwoods on Dartmoor, Devon, UK. Wistman’s Wood has been mentioned in writing for hundreds of years. It is likely a left over from the ancient forest that covered much of Dartmoor around 7000 BC.

It’s a 40 minute walk from the very idyllic Two Bridges hotel situated in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, perched on the banks of the beautiful West Dart River with jaw-dropping countryside and bracing walks in every direction. The woods have been the inspiration for numerous artists and poets and will be an inspiration for us photographers as well.

We will be strolling this relatively small, but very interesting forest all morning. In case there is wind, Lars will bring a smoke machine which with to enhance the atmosphere in our pictures. Of course, on foggy day we won’t need it.

For lunch, we walk back to the hotel and decide whether to return to Wistman’s Wood or drive to one of many other interesting spots located around Dartmoor.

After dinner, editing session and photo reviews.



In the morning, we will take a vote and see if we want to spend another morning inside Wistman’s Wood, or if we want to visit several other interesting spots on the Moor with panoramic views, tree tunnels, scenic hills and cute medieval towns; enough to fill your memory cards.

After dinner, editing session and review of your images by Lars.



We will leave early in the morning, as it is a 3± hour drive to Savernake Forest, Marlborough, Wiltshire. From the hotel, it’s only a short distance to the woods. Lars has scouted this forest and knows where we can find the most spectacular trees.

The forest will be in full fall colors, a great background for the very imposing trees we will encounter.

After dinner, editing session and review of your images by Lars.



With your newly gained knowledge of how to take woodland pictures, you will want to bring that back to the forest, so we will return to Savernake one last time.

How we spend the afternoon will depend on how much energy we have left after this intense week. Some will want to go back to the forest, others will stay in the hotel and learn a bit more about photo processing. We will make sure there is something for everybody.

In the evening, we will have our farewell dinner.



Transfer to Gatwick Airport by private bus for your flight back home.

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  • TBA or on request – contact BM
  • 8 Days
  • Number of guests: 8-12
  • Local transport
  • Accommodation
  • All meals
Not included
  • Travel to and from the workshop destination
  • Visa and taxes
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance



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    • € 5,450 in shared double room.


    • € 5,850 in single room.


    • Groups sign-up a group of 4+ participants and receive a group discount.


    • All prices are per person.


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As the UK’s second busiest airport, there are many international flights to Gatwick Airport operated by airlines like British Airways, Emirates, Austrian or Swiss. The airport is located 47 km from central London and is easily reachable by train within merely 30 minutes.


You must have a valid passport before the start of your journey to the United Kingdom. As the UK aren’t members of the EU anymore, please check the requirements with the local embassy and read more at https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa


The region has a milder climate than most areas of the British Isles, being in the far south with the climate-stabilising effect of the sea, but protected against the more extreme weather of the Atlantic Coast. However, fog, mist, and dampness are your too-frequent companions. As the British weather is unpredictable, be prepared to layer your clothing any time of year.

In South East England, the average temperature in November ranges from 5°C to 11°C.




The monetary unit is British Pound (GBP)


  • If you decide to visit London before or after the workshop, your possibilities are endless – events, museum and galleries, sightseeing tours, theatre shows, bars, restaurants, nightlife, days out and even day trips from London – there is something for everyone. Check the Visit London website for up-to-date information.
  • Gatwick Aviation Museum is located in a sprawling hangar filled with vintage British airplanes dating from World War II to the 1970s.
  • Close to Gatwick, you can visit Wakehurst Botanical Garden, Bluebell Railway (a heritage steam station built in 1882), or the British Wildlife Centre, roam Ashdown Forest (the fictional home of Winnie the Pooh), or explore Hever Castle & Gardens dating from 1270.
  • The fascination of Burley lies in its combination of places to visit and explore and activities for everyone. The village offers a wide selection of unique shops, Quaint Tea Rooms, a Cider Farm, Traditional Inns and pubs, hand made confectionery, Wagonette rides, Deer Safari, Bike Hire, Forest Walks, Horse Riding, Golf Course and famous Burley Ice Cream.
  • Less than an hour away from Savernake Forest lied Stonehenge, the legendary neolithic monument made using stones transported from Wales and built for unknown purpose.
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