David Speight Photography

lake district photography two day workshop

lake district photography two day workshop

With upwards of 16 million visitors a year, the Lake District is without doubt our most popular and most visited of all the National Parks here in the U.K. As a home to Englands deepest bodies of water and also its’ most impressive peaks, it’s not too difficult to see why so many people are attracted to the Lakeland area which also boasts UNESCO world heritage status. With such a diverse set of landscape subjects available to us, there’s also no better location to indulge your passion for landscape photography and further hone your camera technique and compositional skills. I have been visiting and photographing the Lakes in all weathers and in all locations for a number of years now, as well as offering Photography workshops here since 2012.

This particular Lake District Photography workshop will take place over two and a half days and we’ll be based centrally at Troutbeck, just off the A66 Penrith Road which gives us quick and easy access to all the very best locations. Two nights bed and breakfast accommodation with single occupancy en suite bedrooms is included in the cost. There is no rigid location plan for the duration of our stay. Instead, in an attempt to maximise our chance of making successful images, we will look to choose locations that work best with the prevailing weather conditions and light. Group sizes are restricted to a maximum of five people, which means I can spend lots of time with everyone on an individual basis and the workshop is suitable for any level of Photographer from complete beginner and upwards.

Areas that we will possibly photograph could include; Keswick, Borrowdale, Ambleside, Windermere, Ullswater, Haweswater, Buttermere, Crummockwater, Thirlmere, Derwentwater, Rydal Water, Grasmere, Loughrigg, Martindale, Coniston, Torver and a number of locations within the Langdale Pikes. The types of locations could include wider views from above on the hills or at a lower level down on the Lake shore. Depending on the weather conditions, we may visit a waterfall one day or an abandoned slate quarry or cave on another. Such is the variety of the Lake District landscape.

As usual, all the workshops tuition is tailored to individual requirement beforehand by way of a simple questionnaire. This workshop could include some hillwalking, so an average degree of fitness is required. Although not overly strenuous, some of the longer walks will possibly take us around thirty to forty minutes and some paths can be rutted and uneven in places. If in any doubt please contact me regarding your abilities. Although the workshop oficially begins on the Saturday morning, we usually meet on Friday afternoon and head out for a sunset shoot so as to maximise our chance of good images.

  • 9th - 11th April 2021 - Available
    24th - 26th September 2021 - Available

  • £495 / £45.00

    • Two and a half days of guiding and personalised tuition

    • Two nights accommodation with bed and breakfast

    • Loan of tripod/filters if required

    • Follow up support/advice via email/phone

    • Personal accident or equipment insurance

    • Transport to the Lake District

    • Drinks with meals

  • Average fitness required - We may venture up some hills but most walks should take no more than thirty to forty minutes

  • two and a half days

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