“We both learnt a lot from an informative and enjoyable day. You have a lot to offer people who are keen to take better pictures, and to do this in the beautiful setting of the Lake District. Thank you”
This year I will be offering a number of photography workshops in the English Lake District. I can provide tuition on a day or half day basis, usually at weekends, although during school holidays the courses are available all week.
Also available are one day or weekend tours. These differ from the workshops in that I do not provide tuition, but instead take you to the best photographic locations the Lake District has to offer. The exact locations will vary depending upon the time of year and where you are based, but I will try to accommodate any requests.
Finally, I can offer the exciting opportunity to combine photography with wild camping amongst the beauty of the Lake District fells.
All of the workshops below can be booked at any date throughout the year by arrangement with me.
Half Day Workshops
This workshop is for you if you want to improve your photography but have limited time to do so. In a friendly, informal atmosphere, you will learn how to take control of your camera, moving away from auto mode to really get the best from your equipment. You will also learn about the basics of composition to help take your photography to the next level. The workshop will last approximately 4 hours and can be in the morning or afternoon depending upon your needs. We will be outside, on our feet for most of that time, so, although we will remain at valley level, appropriate outdoor clothing and some degree of fitness (suitable for gentle walking on mostly flat ground) will be required. You don’t need a fancy digital SLR camera, but you will need to have a camera that allows you the option to control the aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings.
£75 for one person
£120 for two people
Full day workshops
This workshop is for you if you like the content of the half day workshop, but have more time available and would like to explore (both photography and the Lake District) a little more. We will cover the same areas of photography as above, but will study them in more detail, really allowing you to deepen your understanding of each area and have more time to practice what you learn. The extra time also allows us to venture a little further should you wish to do so. These workshops will last approximately 8 hours and we can include an early start or late finish to utilise the best light of the day at sunrise or sunset. This is obviously dependent upon the time of year, but can be arranged to suit your wishes.
£125 for one person
£180 for two people
Wild Camping Workshop
If you are feeling adventurous, this is the workshop for you. You will spend two days in the hills of the Lake District, camping overnight off the beaten track. During your time you will have the opportunity to photograph both sunset and sunrise in areas far away from the usual ‘honey-pot‘ locations whilst having lots of time to develop your photographic skills. These are quite adventurous workshops, but if you have a good, basic level of fitness (you will be carrying all your equipment with you) and a desire to see the area at its magnificent best, then they could be for you. Ideally you will have your own camping equipment, but if not, you may be able to hire some of the essentials. Similarly, options are available for evening meals and breakfast. More details on both of these can be had by contacting me. Camera requirements are the same as for the day or half day workshops above. Obviously, the weather can play a major part in these sort of trips, so we will arrange a number of back-up dates should a trip have to be postponed. I hold a Mountain Leader (summer) certificate which shows that I have the skills and experience required to run such trips - my aim here is to make sure that you learn in a safe and enjoyable environment.
£190 for one person
£250 for two people
Should equipment and/or food be needed, some extra charges would be applied (to be mutually agreed beforehand).
One Day or Weekend Tours
On holiday in the Lake District? Would you like to be taken to the best places for photographing the area’s most beautiful features at the best times? Then these tours are for you. Although I am based in Kendal, the exact itinerary can be tailored to your location, the time of year and how far you want to walk. No instruction is included with these tours, but you will receive a full day’s (or weekend’s) photographic guiding to some of the best that the Lake District has to offer.
£75 for one person for one day
£125 for two people for one day
£130 for one person for two days
£200 for two people for two days
All of the above can be booked by using the contact page on this website or emailing me directly