The Lake District, a region and national park in northwest England is home to the highest mountains and deepest lakes in the country. It's best known for its glacial ribbon lakes, rugged fell mountains and historic literary associations. It's an amazing place to visit all year round but the Autumn and Winter really bring this place to life. Autumnal woodlands, deep golden bracken and snow capped fells provide an irresistible backdrop for any photograph.
This 4-day workshop is based in Keswick, providing quick and easy access to some of the best views the Lake District has to offer. I know this varied landscape intimately and will be there to guide you through the whole of the workshop. The itinerary is flexible so as to provide great photographic opportunities no matter what the weather.
How To Book
A deposit of £200 is required to secure your place, the remaining £440 will be required 2 weeks before the start of the workshop.
Whether you need artistic or technical support, I will be on hand every step of the way to help you achieve the images you want to capture. The workshop group is kept small to maximize 1-2-1 tuition and allow us flexibility to move around locations. There will also be opportunities throughout the workshop to review your images and go through processing workflows.
Day 1 - Meet and Explore
We will meet at 11am in Keswick at our accommodation, which will be our base for the week. After lunch we will take a short drive to explore some local woodland before heading to a vantage point over Derwent Water for sunset. If conditions are favourable we'll attempt some night photography.
Day 2 - Buttermere and Crummock Water
Our first sunrise will take us to the Buttermere valley to witness the early morning light over one of the most enjoyed lakes in the area. After lunch we'll make our way to a higher point above Crummock Water to capture some late evening light. The longer evening will give us chance to review our day's images back at our accommodation.
Day 3 - Grassmere and Langdale
An early start will take us up to Loughrigg Fell for views over the Grassmere valley. Then, following a leisurely breakfast, we'll head out to the incredible Langdale Valley where we will explore some ancient woodland and isolated tarns. Following Lunch we'll head to a higher vantage point that overlooks the valley and surrounding peaks, positioning ourselves for sunset.
Day 4 - Ullswater and Newlands Valley
Another early start will take us to one some of the best views the Lake District has to offer. A high vantage point over Ullswater will provide us with some spectacular views of the surrounding peaks at sunrise. We'll then head to the impressive Aira Force before returning for a late breakfast. After a packed lunch we'll move to the Newlands Valley, which will provide some spectacular views for sunset, before traveling back to Keswick for the conclusion of the workshop.
What to Bring
As you can expect, Autumn in the Lake District can result in some uncertain weather conditions. With this in mind, warm and waterproof clothing is essential. I will keep walks short but I would recommend a sturdy pair of walking boots as some of the trails are steep and rugged in parts.
For our trips that require walking I would advise that you keep your photographic equipment to a minimum. Camera bodies, lenses and tripods can quickly add up to a significant weight so make sure you have a rucksack/camera bag that you can comfortably carry over rugged terrain. If you have any questions regarding equipment please don't hesitate to contact me.
I will have my own laptop that we can use to assess images during the evenings, or if the weather keeps us inside, but feel free to bring your own so you can do your own editing. I also have Nikon DSLRs, lenses and Lee filters that can be used during the workshop.
Although our accommodation is self catered, breakfast will be provided. Lunch, dinner and drinks are excluded. Our accommodation is located near plenty of convenience shops, pubs and restaurants. There will also be ample opportunities to visit shops and eateries when we're out in the day. Personal insurance is also recommended.
We'll be meeting at our accommodation in Keswick at 11am. Keswick is easily accessible by road or public transport. I will be travelling from Durham and will be passing through Penrith if you need picking up.
Our spacious self catering cottage is fully equipped with all the necessary amenities and is positioned near the heart of Keswick with plenty of restaurants and shops. More details will be provided upon booking.
- Spacious Bedrooms
- Large lounge and kitchen area
- Breakfast Provided