David Speight Photography

Yorkshire Dales Wharfedale Photography Workshop

Yorkshire Dales Wharfedale Photography Workshop

The Yorkshire Dales Wharfedale Photography Workshop takes in a wide selection of the very best scenery to be found around Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales. Some areas of the Yorkshire Dales have their own unique characteristics, ie, Kingsdale, Ribblesdale and Crummackdale are rich in Limestone scenery, while Swaledale is more notable for it's gentle rolling meadows and hills. Well, at Wharfedale there is just a little bit of everything that goes into making the Yorkshire Dales such a special landscape photography location, and this also makes it ideal as a photography workshop location. Expect to photograph wide sweeping views of open countryside, rolling meadows, fields and hills with a crosshatch pattern of dry stone walls and traditional stone fieldbarns. We'll also shoot cascading waterfalls, Limestone cliffs, crags and pavements, and these are just a few of the possible attractions we will be aiming to photograph on the day.

At this time of year especially, it is possible to work with the prevailing conditions, choosing locations that best match the weather and light at that exact time, rather than working from a fixed list of locations. This is certainly more in keeping with the way I tend to work, and has resulted in some very successful images of fleeting light and conditions for recent workshop clients. I have been visiting and photographing the Yorkshire Dales for over twenty five years. This means I have come to know the area very well, and always have a backup location plan in case there is a change of weather. Whatever the conditions, I am always confident that we can make good images. One of the main aims of the day is to really slow down, and analyse the image making process so that rather than coming away from a location with many mediocre shots, we really maximise the potential for just a few.

As with all the one day group photography workshops, The Wharfedale workshop is based around a ten hour day (approximately). A typical day will include a sunrise/sunset or both depending on the time of year. Tuition is tailored to individual requirement by way of a short and basic questionnaire so you can get exactly what you want from the day. This means the workshop is suitable for all levels from complete beginners and upward. Although this is a group workshop, numbers are restricted to a maximum of five people, meaning I can spend lots of individual time with everyone. We will usually stop off for a bite to eat around the halfway point of the day or thereabouts, either for breakfast or lunch, and this provides the ideal opportunity to review images from the first half of the day, as well as going through some of the basic processing steps in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

Walking on the Yorkshire Dales Wharfedale Workshop is relatively easy, although we may venture up one or two hills that give spectacular views over the valley if the weather and conditions are favourable. An average fitness is required and most walks will be no more than thirty to forty minutes in duration.

  • 10th Jan 2021 - Available
    10th Oct 2021 - Available

  • £130 / £30.00

    • Full Days personalised tuition

    • Loan of tripod/filters if required

    • Transport to the Yorkshire Dales

    • Personal/Equipment insurance

    • Food/Drinks

  • Average fitness required

  • 1 day workshop

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