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Corfe Castle Photography Workshop

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Corfe Castle Photography Workshop

Discover how to photograph Corfe Castle, which is around 1,000 years old, having been built by William the Conqueror, civilization's existed in this location from around 6000 BC, as well as Celtic habitation circa 1300 BC and the Romans circa AD 50

  • Take creative photographs from various vantage points around the Castle
  • Learn how to take outstanding photographs of Corfe Castle which is a stunning ancient monument
  • Learn how take photograph of the Castle from West Hill the best high vantage point for shooting Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle is a fortification standing above the village of Corfe Castle which was Built by William the Conqueror, the castle dates to the 11th century and commands a gap in the Purbeck Hills on the route between Wareham and Swanage. The first phase was one of the earliest castles in England to be built using stone.

At the time of civil war the the Bankes family owned the castle but by 1643 most of Dorset was occupied by the Parliamentarians, and Lady Bankes and her supporters successfully withstood a six week long siege. Sir John Bankes died in 1644 and the family endured a series of half-hearted blockades by Parliamentary forces. Late in 1645 Colonel Bingham Governor of Poole started a second siege, and treachery by one of the garrison allowed a Parliamentary force into the castle in February 1646. The Roundheads allowed the family to leave the Castle and then it was systematically destroyed by Parliamentary sappers.

On the photography workshop and tour you will explore how to take best pictures not only of the castle but the town of Corfe. Many of houses are owned by National Trust which was part of bequeathment to the National Trust, the castle its self was a royal castle with huge fortifications. It is a romantic ruin which gives you great photo opportunities from every angle, either in the morning or in the mist in winter.

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