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Photographing Dorset


by Mark Bauer


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Dorset is home to some of the most beautiful photographic locations in the UK. On its 95-mile long Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site, you will find the pinnacles of Old Harry Rocks and the famous arch of Durdle Door. Just inland is the 11th century Corfe Castle, the moored boats at Wareham harbour and the rolling hills and villages of Thomas Hardy’s Wessex.

Swanage based Mark Bauer – one of the UK’s leading landscape photographers, takes you on a tour of the classic Dorset locations and shares some of the area’s hidden photographic gems.

From the foreword by Tony Bates MBE, President of the Dorset Wildlife Trust:

It is not surprising that there are many books that illustrate the beauty of Dorset, but this one is different.  Mark Bauer has not only provided us with a superb range of photographs but we are provided with great detail on how to find the best viewpoints.

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Seascapes • Coves • Bays • Beaches • Sea Stacks • Cliffs, Floral Headlands • Castles, • Stately Homes • Villages • Country Lanes • Rivers • Poppy Fields • The Rolling Fields And Hills Of Thomas Hardy’s Wessex


  • Over 60 locations and 250 beautiful photographs
  • Detailed maps, directions and co-ordinates for each location
  • The best time of day and year including seasonal highlights
  • Accessibility notes
  •  Sun compass
  • Shows and events
  • Dorset villages
  • Photographic Techniques Explained: Composition, Long Exposures and Coping with Contrast


OS style maps produced by Don Williams of Bute Cartographics are used throughout, along with lat-long co-ordinates, map co-ordinates and postal codes for each location. Access information includes whether a location is accessible by wheelchair.


The county is extremely popular with photographers, but there is much more to it than the classic viewpoints.

Wimborne Minster

Just escaping the clutches of the south coast conurbation, Wimborne Minster is an attractive market town, dominated by the twin towers of the Norman Minster church. Its history dates back to the 8th century and it is recorded in the Domesday Book as a small market town. The current...

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle was built by William the Conqueror to defend the only gap in the Purbeck Hills for eleven miles. This imposing structure must have struck terror into the hearts of any attacking army. The castle finally fell during the English Civil War when a group of Parliamentarians entered...

Chesil Beach

Chesil Beach (also known as Chesil Bank) stretches for 17 miles from Portland to West Bay. The beach is a shingle ridge which connects the Isle of Portland to the mainland. The stones are naturally graded, getting smaller in size the further west you head, and it is said...

Sturminster Newton

Sturminster Newton - the ‘capital of the Blackmore Vale’ - is a sleepy town which holds a market on Mondays. This used to have one of the largest cattle markets in England but
it closed in 1998. The larger part of the town, Sturminster, lies to the north of the...

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Publication Date

November 2016




230mm x 160mm


256 pages, full colour throughout



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1 review for Photographing Dorset

  1. ian Hatch (verified owner)

    I bought this book spring 2017, it has fantastic locations, and is well detailed on how to find them. I visit Dorset regularly and this book has given me fresh impetus to search the less well known locations just as much as the classic ones. Mark is using Fuji equipment as I do, which makes me feel you don’t need a 5K Canikon body and a T/S lens to replicate the images.
    Waiting on a few more to go to press, but will probably end up with them all they really are that good.
    Highly recommended to any photographer, or makes a nice gift for anyone interested in their local flora/fauna.

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