Lake District Tour
Saturday 28th April to Thurs 3rd May
Workshop Description

A Photographic tour of the North and South Lake District. This five night, four full day workshop of the Lake District will give you a wonderful opportunity to spend time exploring this glorious area of oustanding natural beauty. The price INCLUDES accommodation in a lovely house in the Lake District park on a bed and breakfast basis and there is no single room supplement and it is limited to three clients to ensure you get the attention you need. Partners who do not wish to participate in the photography tuition are welcome at a reduced rate.

We will visit some of the iconic scenes in the Lakes including those wonderful jetty's on Derwent Water, Crowfoot Park, Isthmus Bay, Starandshag Bay, Ullswater and the Duke of Portland boathouse, a selection of waterfalls to test your choice of shutter speed, Buttermere including the iconic lone tree and the glorious Pine trees, Ashness Bridge and Surprise View and Castlerigg Stone Circle for dawn . We will then travel South to Coniston, the lost world of Hodge Close, Tarn Hows, Windermere, Skelwith Force, Rydal Water along with a selection of some of the other delights the Lakes has to offer including Kelly Tarn for sunrise. Depending on the fitness level of the group there will be the opportunity to explore higher up the fells towards Helvellyn and Striding Edge and Swirral Edge to gain a more majestic vantage point and practice shooting panoramas, an essential skill to help to capture the grandeur of these majestic locations. We will also visit Stickle Tarn to view the Langdales including Harrison Stickle and Pavey Ark.

A photographic tour of the Lakes will be incomplete without a visit to Wast Water and Blea Tarn, some of the more remote areas of the Lakes (particularly in Winter!).

An extended workshop such as this gives you the opportunity to take your time, slow down and really hone your craft with likeminded people.

The workshop will cover the use of filters for dramatic effect including neutral density filters to slow the shutter speed creating atmospheric water movement, graduated neutral density filters to balance the exposure between the land and sky, and extreme 'big and little stopper' filters to create wonderful movement in the clouds and surreal, still water. Technical aspects will be explored including achieving accurate exposure using the manual setting of the camera along with making creative decisions regarding aperture and depth of field.

There really is no better way to develop your craft than by 'getting out there and doing it'. I will provide you with a friendly, fun and informative workshop experience that will, I am sure, leave you with some memorable images to add to your portfolio. Complete the online Booking Form to reserve your place. (Please note itinerary may change due to weather conditions)

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