Windmills of Norfolk Photography Workshop

Date and Time – 13th July, 4 pm – 9 pm

Location – To be decided, but will be within the Norfolk broads area

Price – £75 per person

Duration – 5 hours

Fitness Level – This event will require a moderate level of fitness and will involve walking on unpaved footpaths which may also be muddy.

Ability Level – This workshop is suitable for all abilities from beginners to experienced photographers.

About Our Windmills of Norfolk Photography Workshop

The Broads National Park is home to numerous windmills which were historically used for milling or for pumping water.  At the peak of the nineteenth century, Norfolk alone was home to over 700 windmills.  A number of these windmills have been well preserved and maintained whilst others are now in a state of decay, but many more have sadly long been demolished.

Coupled with Norfolk’s famous big skies, the character of these many windmills lend themselves perfectly to landscape photography, particularly at sunrise and sunset.  During the workshop, you will visit a number of Norfolk’s iconic windmills whilst receiving expert tuition from our course tutors.  The workshop has been specifically scheduled to finish shortly after the best light of the day at sunset.

There will be a maximum of 10 participants in our workshops with 2 tutors.


What We Cover On Our Workshops

Our workshops cater for all levels of ability, from beginner through to experienced photographers.  The tuition is delivered with a combination of group and individual instruction throughout the course of the workshop.  The subjects covered include but are not limited to:

– Explanation of aperture, shutter speed and ISO and their relationship to each other.

– Understanding your camera’s metering modes.

– Understanding the histogram.

– Manual focusing.

– Advice and guidance around image composition.

– Advice and guidance for planning a shoot.

– How filters can be used to further improve your photography

Thurne mill in norfolk at Sunset

Why Choose Through the Lens Workshops?

Our tutors Dibs and Duncan have over 10 years of experience in delivering successful photography workshops.  They are both official brand ambassadors for the market-leading photographic and cinematic filter manufacturer Formatt-Hitech, further testament to their photographic ability and understanding.  Both tutors also frequently deliver various talks to photographic clubs within the United Kingdom.

We fully appreciate that photography can be a very expensive hobby, as official brand ambassadors we are able to supply you with filter kits to use on our workshops.  This gives you the opportunity to see exactly what can be achieved when using photographic filters and helps you to better understand which filters would be most suitable for your own style of photography without first having to invest.  And we also have discount codes which give our workshop clients a 10% discount when buying filters, just apply DARNOLD10 or DIBSM10 at the checkout of the Formatt Hitech website.

Through the Lens Workshops have delivered photography workshops to well over 300 unique clients, the vast majority of which have made repeat bookings onto other workshops.  Our workshop feedback is second to none with numerous positive reviews which can be found on Google and Facebook.

All Through the Lens Workshops clients also get lifetime access to our private Facebook community group.

Our tutors are both fully insured for public liability and professional indemnity (many other providers are not) and Dibs is trained to administer basic first aid.

To see examples of Dib’s own work please look at his Facebook page and personal website.

To see examples of Duncan’s own work please look at his Facebook page and personal website.


What do you need to bring?

Please bring along snacks and drinks, as due to the locations we will be shooting having limited facilities. There will not be a guarantee of a shop being nearby at all times.

Essential Equipment:

– DSLR or CSC Camera.

– Spare Batteries and memory cards.

– Wide-angle lens (35mm focal length or lower).

– Tripod.

– Camera bag.

– Suitable clothing.

– Snacks and drinks.

– Sturdy footwear

Optional Equipment:

– Cable release or remote shutter release.

– Photographic filters.

– Lens cleaning kit.


What is not included:

– Travel to and from the locations.

– Food and Drinks.

– Camera or personal accident Insurance.

Booking Information

Your booking is confirmed when full payment has been received through our website.

You will receive an email 2 days before the start date of the workshop, this is to confirm the starting location because we need to plan and amend finer details to accommodate the forever-changing UK weather.


Up to 4 weeks prior to the event, you will receive a full refund less the administration fees incurred.

Within the 4-week period prior to the event, we will not unfortunately be able to issue a refund.

We reserve the right to cancel the workshop due to adverse weather or low ticket sales, a full refund or booking onto the amended date will be offered in this case