Come and photograph the beautiful Lake District!
Dates: 15-18 August 2017 (4 days / 3 nights)
Cost: £950 per person with a £190 non-refundable deposit payable upon booking: this includes all tuition, meals, transport during the course and accommodation, but excludes alcohol, insurance and travel to and from our base location near Wast Water.
The Lake District is often described as the most sublimely beautiful landscape in the UK, and it offers endless photogenic opportunities (the Castlerigg Stone Circle, Rydal Water, Derwent Water and Blencathra, to name just a few). On this course we will concentrate on photographing the landscape around Wast Water as there is exceptionally beautiful light here around the time of the autumn equinox. We also venture slightly futher afield to Buttermere and Crummock Water if time and conditions allow.
We will be staying in a cosy pub very close to Wast Water. The pub serves excellent food and there is also an award winning microbrewery on site!
Purpose & Format
The aim of the weekend is very much to help you develop your own creative vision and hone the skills to make that vision a reality. We will work through the whole process of planning a photographic shoot to seeing the results in print.
When you have booked your trip Adriaan will contact you to discuss your level of photographic experience, your objectives for the weekend and what equipment may be useful to bring along.
Over the weekend Adriaan will provide photographic briefing sessions and will be on hand to provide advice on location (if and when required). You will also have the option to participate in photography feedback sessions. During these sessions Adriaan can provide one-to-one support to address any areas of difficulty or uncertainty, to advise on composition, etc.
The cost of the 3 night photography course is £950 per person — this includes all tuition, meals, transport during the course and accommodation, but excludes alcohol, insurance and travel to and from our base location near Wast Water.
A non-refundable deposit of £190 is payable at the time of booking with the balance due 12 weeks before the workshop.
Places are limited to eight (8) participants per course so early booking is recommended. A couple of places are available for (non-photography) partners at a reduced rate of £350; please contact Adriaan for details and availability.
All tuition will be in English.
Exertion Level & Weather Conditions
Moderate — The course will involve a degree of walking across loose stones and steep hills (it is the Lake District, after all!).
You will need to be prepared for bad weather (for yourself and your camera) as this often provides the best conditions for landscape photography.
You will also need to prepared for early morning starts and late evenings: sunrise at this time of year is around 7 am and sunset is at around 7 pm.
Contact Adriaan if you have any questions about the weekend.