Workshop: Lake District, England, 04 – 09 November 2012
Price: £ 795
Millions of years in the making and still working its way forward. This has become one of the most breathtaking areas in the British Isles. And one has to remember that it was once considered as the ugliest one, because of its ruggedness.
This glacial area is now the host of a great number of lakes and mountains. Thousands of acres of woodland that ever changes face with the mood of every season. The semi-natural woodlands add texture, colour and variety to the landscape and also provide a home for native animals and plants. The high rainfall in the core of the National Park favours woodlands rich in Atlantic mosses and liverworts, ferns and lichen.
Bustling towns and picturesque villages nestle against a scenic backdrop of countryside and coast, stretching from the endless expanses of Morecambe Bay to lush, gentle, countryside inland.
This is the Lake District and I doubt there is anyone out there, that doesn’t admire its rugged and at the same time, delicate beauty.
Walking, climbing, mountaineering, road cycling, mountain biking, sailing, canoeing, kayaking and the list goes on and on.
However, we are there to enjoy the area’s beauty from a different angle and through a lens’ eye. We’ll discover some of the area’s stunning scenery and unpredictable light.
The Lake District is made up of series of over 80 glacial lakes, mountain tarns and several reservoirs. Of these, around 20 are considered significant. Most of the lake names end in either water or mere. There is no way to visit all of them, however, we will concentrate on one area and try to do it justice.
As well as enjoy the incredible scenery, we will have a lot of small workshops on location. This will give us the opportunity to take in the most the area has to offer and learn at the same time.
We’ll be based around the area of Keswick and some of the places we will visit include: Derwent water, Ashness bridge, Watendlath tarn, Buttermere; Crummock water, Castlerigg stone circle, Tewet tarn, Blea tarn and more. The area attracts thousands of visitors every year but hopefully, we will be able to avoid crowds, as we will be out and about early in the morning for the best light and this time of year, we will hopefully have reflections of Autumn colours. Our accommodation will be the Kingsfell, a Victorian house in Keswick.
All beginners entering landscape photography who need help; more experienced photographers looking to improve their skills; advanced level photographers looking for some inspiration or new and exciting places to visit. This workshop is for everyone.
What should you bring?
The weather is usually chilly this time of year so, we recommend Autumn/Winter clothes. Sturdy boots is a must, also warm neoprene wellies as there will be some splashing around the Tarns. All your photography gear (see faq) and a few prints or digital files of your previous work for constructive feedback.
What is included in the price?
What is excluded?
Cancellation insurance, drinks and transfers to and from venue.
*£200 for your partner includes full board accommodation but no outdoor photographic activities, unless there is seat availability in the minibus.
The course starts on Sun 04 November at 5 pm and ends on Fri 09 November at 10 am.
All beginners should feel comfortable booking this workshop. As we will have enough days on our disposal, there will be plenty of time for one to one tuition. Besides, the relaxed tuition method Dimitri is using, will have you making superb images in no time.
All our workshops are designed with tuition and inspiration in mind and our repeat bookings are testament to this. Please allow five minutes to take a look at the feedback page, our clients usually say more about us than we do.
This course is slightly strenuous but most of the walks are on flat grounds, only a reasonable level of fitness will be required. Our aim is for you to leave the course with a much better knowledge and understanding of the subject and also, with a great experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life. And most importantly, with a few very good images that you will be proud of.
Tutor’s pictures from the Lake District.