Creative Workshops

Is your photography stagnating?

Are you looking for new ideas, techniques and inspiration?

Want to try:

  • ICM
  • LE
  • Multiple exposure
  • Merging images
  • Zoom shots
  • High-key soft / delicate landscapes
  • and other creative techniques

Then try this workshop. A 4-night workshop dedicated to creative techniques, with full instruction and demonstration, with assistance in the field. Plus creative indoor photography, and post-processing techniques to create interesting and exciting pictures with a real difference.

These techniques are not black magic, and with proper instruction, and a little practice, they can be mastered on this four-day workshop. Even the post-processing techniques rely on simple methods (once instructed)

Give your photography the shot in the arm it needs, and book on this creative workshop.

We ask our guests to arrive after 3.30pm and before 4pm, the workshop starts at 4pm with refreshments and a Camera Surgery. Guests tend to leave after breakfast on the last day of the workshop, normally between 9.30 and 10am.

2019 Workshops

14th April and 1st September £675 or £650 with Early Booking Discount by 31st December 2018.

Booking secured with a £150 non-refundable deposit.

 * NEW OFFER *

 Book two workshops for the 2019 season, and get £50 off the second workshop cost

 

 

       

 


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Short Fully Escorted Landscape Workshops

ort Fully escorted Landscape workshops of 4 night duration, including 3 full days out with John.

We ask our guests to arrive after 3.30pm and before 4pm, the workshop starts at 4pm with refreshments and a Camera Surgery. Guests tend to leave after breakfast on the last day of the workshop, normally between 9.30 and 10am.

Each day (Tuesday to Thursday), John will lead a photographic excursion taking into account weather, season, fitness and photographic subjects as requested by the group. The group tends to leave by 10am and returns between 5 and 6pm in order to process the images for the evening review.

Guests will leave after breakfast on the Friday.

What really sets it apart is John's intimate knowledge of the lakes and fells, something that can only be gained through years of living and working in the area. With his expert guidance guests are taken off the beaten track to the very best locations where they can capture some of the awe-inspiring views that have come to define the English Lake District.

With practical coaching from the field and more doing than talking, John shows participants how to capture the perfect image, whatever the weather or the time of year, drawing on his 40 years of experience to provide extensive advice on how to avoid the many pitfalls of photography, whether you're an amateur or an expert.

Rather than being prescriptive and dictating where and how to take photographs, John urges all his guests to develop their own individual style of photography. He encourages them to experiment, exploring the subject to the full while teaching about composition, exposure and use of filters, in order to capture the best possible images.

Post production - each evening, after dinner John reviews a selection of images from each person, providing constructive feedback and using a range of software tools to demonstrate the best of the images.

2018 Pricing

The price four nights including accommodation, tuition, food and excursions on  Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday (weather dependant)  - only alcoholic drinks are excluded. Currently £575

2019

Early booking discount of £25 will run until 31 December 2018.

Low season price will apply on all workshops from January 2019 through to Sat 30th March 2019. The low season price represents a saving of £75. 

BOTH DISCOUNTS are accumulative, so a low season, early booked landscape workshop will be only £600, compared to £675 high season regular price.

Early Booking Discount by 31st December 2018.

Workshop Low season price Low season price (early booking) Normal season price Normal season price (early booking)
Short fully-escorted 625 600 675 650

Booking secured with a £150 non-refundable deposit.

 * NEW OFFER *

 Book two workshops for the 2019 season, and get £50 off the second workshop cost



Landscape Photography Workshops

Learning amidst the lakes and fells

In a dream location for landscape photography you'll receive dedicated tuition from John, benefitting from his informal, practical approach as well as his intimate knowledge of the Lake District. He will take you off the beaten track and cover all aspects of landscape photography, enabling you to really get the most out of your camera and capture the spectacular Lakeland landscapes in all their glory.

Limited Walking Workshops

Digital landscape photography with less walking

Perfect for those that are less mobile, this workshop takes participants to fewer places, giving them longer at each location and allowing them to really immerse themselves in the area, maximizing photographic opportunities. Covering a distance of approximately one and a half miles over reasonably level ground, guests enjoy practical tuition from John and beautiful Lake District vistas.

Black and White Workshops

The beauty of black and white

Our Black & White Workshop takes you from the initial image capture, through editing in Photoshop and on to profiling and printing, maximizing quality at all stages of the digital workflow. With a mixture of days in the field capturing raw images and days back at base processing with Photoshop, we'll help you to really make the most of the atmospheric magic of monochrome.