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Creative Portrait Photography Retreat

This is a wonderful opportunity to develop your creativity and photography skills.


During this photography retreat, you will learn creative and effective techniques in order to develop your skills in portrait photography.
The creative retreat is aimed at all ability levels and will suit novice photographers and the more experienced alike.
- You will learn/review the basics of how to shoot in manual mode and change camera settings.
- Develop your ability and confidence to be able to shoot effectively in different lighting conditions and for different purposes.
- Develop fun approaches to shooting portraits which deliver effective and creative results.
- Develop an interest or renewed vigour for the genre.
This is a fully inclusive 3-day retreat including meals and luxury hotel accommodation.


Our retreat offers an inclusive environment where your needs are paramount. Free customer car parking is provided and requires a short 2-minute walk uphill to reach the studio. In addition, there are further car parking spaces available closer to the property. These may be used, if required. The studio bathroom facilities are located on the first floor accessed via a set of stairs. If preferred, there are ground floor facilities located within the adjoining property. Please give us advanced notice on booking if these facilities are required. Please note that neither bathrooms currently have full disabled access facilities. If you would require any modification to scripts or visual resources, these are available upon request. Please let us know your requirements on booking.

Eco Practices

We are constantly striving to reduce the toxic load on our immediate environment and on the planet. Our retreat offers solar power, our own bore hole for water supply, our own waste disposal system and a thriving kitchen garden where we grow our own fruit and vegetables. We harvest rainwater for all of our watering requirements.
Our retreat supports and actively encourages wildlife. The property includes historic woodlands, grazing paddocks, orchards, a wildlife pond and insect attracting flower borders. It is truly an artist's paradise.

Directions and Travel

We are located 7 miles east of Hereford where there are good transport links. Direct trains run to Hereford from Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester and London. The nearest airports are Birmingham International, Cardiff and Bristol. Herefordshire lies on the border with England and Wales. It offers rural and idyllic surroundings and it takes under 2 hours to drive here from Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham and Oxford. Hereford can be accessed by taking the M5 and a short stretch of motorway on the M50 to Ledbury. Backbury House Retreats is located approximately 10 miles west of Ledbury off the A438. There is an accurate drop pin on Google Maps for Backbury House Retreats. You may also wish to use what3words. Please use: poorly.coffee.hiding

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