Perseid Meteor Shower (Norfolk)

Meteors and the Milky Way

Perseid Meteor Shower photo tour
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Up to 100 meteors an hour!

Join us on an amazing 5-day photo tour capturing the year’s best meteor shower over multiple nights in the dark skies off Norfolk!

Dates and Times

Wednesday 11th – Sunday 15th August 2021

Fitness Level Required

Low

Price

£ TBA

Availability

4 tickets left!

Milky Way over Horsey Windmill in Norfolk

Included

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Professional photo guide

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Cottage Accommodation

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Transportation (return from London)

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Astro lenses available (Canon, Nikon, Sony)

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Kase filter kits & astro filters available

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Small tour (max 5 participants)

Join us on this amazing 5-day photo tour capturing the year’s best meteor shower!

The Perseid meteor shower is one of the most anticipated events of every year’s astrophotography calendar.  Peaking on warm summer nights, it is a joy to set up the camera, sit back on a blanket, and simply observe the wondrous spectacle in our dark sky location, Norfolk.  The annual event can peak with over 100 meteors per hour!

We’ll be heading to various locations during our tour and with the meteors being visible over several nights, we’ll have the opportunity to take unique shots at multiple locations, where we’ll also practice our Milky Way shots.  We’re lucky enough that it will also be noctilucent cloud season so we’ll also keep an eye out for being able to capture that rare and unique phenomenon.

To help any participants without dedicated astrophotography lenses, we have multiple highly regarded astro lenses available to share between the group, including:
1 x Samyang 14mm f/2.8 – Canon fit
1 x Samyang 14mm f/2.8 – Nikon fit
1 x Samyang 14mm f/2.8 – Sony E mount fit

We also have Kase filters astrophotography filters available to use, including the Starglow filter created by famed astrophotographer Alyn Wallace, plus the excellent light pollution (neutral night) filter and the focus assist filter.

Depending on conditions we’ll also have the opportunity to take advantage of any spectacular sunrises and sunsets, and should conditions prove unusually troublesome for astrophotography, we should still be able to explore the amazing and unique Norfolk landscapes and seascapes in the daytime to make the most of our trip!

Recommended equipment

Wide angle lens – 16-35mm, 10-24mm, 14-24mm

Walk around/kit lens – 18-55mm, 24-70mm, 24-105mm

Tripod – recommended for long exposures – we’ll have two to borrow if needed.

ND Filters – optional/recommended for long exposures during the day – we have multiple sets of Kase ND filters available to borrow (please let me know the filter thread size of your lenses prior to the workshop)

Included / Not included

Return travel from central London in our comfortable 8 seater vehicle.

Photographic Tuition

Camera and wide angle lens setup to borrow if required (bring a blank SD card & let me know in advance)

Battery charging facilities in vehicle if required (bring your USB or wall plug charger)

Not included

Food & drink, personal insurance

Where we'll meet

At 9am, outside Starbucks Coffee, Unit 1A Euston Tower Podium, Regents Place, London NW1 3DP.  We expect to return to London between 6-7pm.

Meeting point map.

Gallery

Testimonials

Tony L.

I’d never even heard of noctilucent clouds before this trip and on our second night we had an incredible show!  Dawn came way too quick!  Loved the Milky Way locations.  Can’t wait until next year.  Thanks for a great tour.

Guide

Dion Hitchcock - Photo Tour Guide

Your Guide:  Dion Hitchcock

Dion is an expat Australian based in London, United Kingdom. A prodigious traveler, after visiting 40+ countries he decided it was high time to learn about photography so he could better document his travels and quickly caught “the bug”. He became involved in several camera clubs assisting them running workshops and now runs his own, including in the UK, Iceland, and his home country of Australia. A qualified pharmacist, he’s now swapped helping patients and teaching pharmacy students for helping clients with both the technical aspects and artistic side of photography. Although an unconventional transition, he sees this as a natural progression as both of his parents are artists who instilled in him an appreciation of the beauty of the wondrous world around us.

Booking Form

15 + 13 =

Terms of Service

Please note that our tours and workshops are always in high demand and usually sell out.  We historically have over 90% occupancy so we strongly advise to book early.

As photographers ourselves, we always do our utmost to ensure each participant has the opportunity to get the best shots possible on every tour.  However, we are dependent upon the weather, which is highly unpredictable.  Your photo guide will monitor local weather conditions and adjust any proposed itinerary according to conditions and any local weather warnings.

We highly recommend that you have your own travel and medical insurance.  For our overseas clients, please be aware that your own domestic medical insurance and private health scheme may not cover you whilst you are overseas.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

We strongly recommend you to get a Trip Cancellation & Travel Insurance after booking your trip.  If you cancel your booking and the tour is otherwise filled, we will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition, minus a £150 service fee. If you cancel and the tour does not fill, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of tour:

Greater than 90 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund minus the £150 service fee.
75 days or more: 75% refund
60 days or more: 50% refund
Less than 60 days: no refund

Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made. 

If UK Photo Tours have to cancel a tour then you’ll be offered another place on an existing tour or a full refund.  We cannot be held liable for any loss of any kind resulting from the cancellation of a tour beyond the tour ticket price.

 

Pricing

Prices listed on the UK-Photo-Tours.com website are per person, unless otherwise specified.

Prices are based on the local tariff at the time of quoting, converted at the prevailing foreign-exchange rate as determined by UK Photo Tours.

Price quotations are subject to change without notice, until a booking has been confirmed.

Unless otherwise specified, prices do not include any local taxes or use-fees, including foreign departure, security, port charges, park fees, customs, immigration, agricultural, passenger-facility charges or international transportation tax.

Prices do not include tips/gratuities to tour directors, drivers or local guides; passport and visa fees; baggage and personal insurance; any items of a personal nature; and any beverages or food not specifically listed under “Included” on the product pages of the UK-Photo-Tours.com website

 

Tour start/end

Our tours have a designated start and end point and it is each participant’s responsibility to ensure they are at the designated starting point on time and the tour price does not include any flights, accommodation, transport, taxes or charges, etc prior to our start or after our end points/time.  We are happy to give advice on such should it be needed.

Passports, Visas, & Insurance

It is the responsibility of all passengers, regardless of nationality and destination, to check with the consulate of the country they are visiting for current entry requirements.

As visa and health requirements are subject to change without notice, we recommend that you verify health and visa requirements with the appropriate consulate prior to departure.

 

Disclaimers & Limitations of Liability

UK Photo Tours cannot be held liable for any loss, damage, accidents, injuries or sickness during your tour.  The same applies for any changes in tour schedule due to weather, strikes, industrial action, viral pandemic, civil disturbance, wars, floods or sickness, or any other force majeure.  UK Photo Tours reserves the right to change routes, schedules and itineraries if needed because of weather, road, boat route conditions or should the necessity arise because of unforeseen reasons.  We advise all travellers to purchase comprehensive travel insurance to minimize possible losses due to unforeseeable situations during your travel.

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