Goit Stock Waterfall Photography Course

Long Exposure Waterfall Photography Course

Location: Goit Stock Falls, Cullingworth, West Yorkshire.
£85.00 – (4 Hours in all)


Available dates: Thursday 26th September 2019 & Wednesday 16th October 2019 & Wednesday 6th November 2019

Exertion Level: Easy – Moderate (uneven wet terrain)

This is one of our smaller photography workshops with only 6 people in the group. This course is ideal if you are starting out in photography and would like to learn how to capture beautiful flowing water or even those crisp waterfall picturesque shots. You will learn how to spot compositions and use your camera to its full potential in order to capture those desired often calming shots.  This course will have you learning about your camera controls and understanding aperture, ISO and shutter speed (The Exposure Triangle). How these 3 settings play a factor in every photo, how to control them and work with them to develop your photography skills.

The course is based around a few waterfalls each offering their own challenges such as varying light, depth of water, water flow/movement and composition. We work with you to use the manual settings on your camera and understand how to capture images you will be proud to take home and hang on the wall. Unlock the potential of your SLR, DSLR or Bridge camera in this hidden gem of West Yorkshire. Whether you a total beginner and only ever shoot in auto mode or you already have some experience, we will help you get the most out of your camera. During the day you will the guidance of two experienced photography instructors with a maximum of only 6 students in total. 

Improve your skill set and learn how to spot good compositions.

Wellies are a must! (or even waders) – The river averages at about 3ocm depth in most of the places so you are more often than not going to kept dry in wellies. If you are wanting to be more adventurous then waders will be advised as it can be up-to a foot or so deep in places.

Please note: You will spend the majority of this course stood in the river, if you are not stood in the river then you will be walking along the uneven ‘often slippy’ woodland paths at the side of the river. The woodland paths can be tricky to walk on and often slippery so this course is only aimed at those used to walking similar conditions.

The course is very much aimed at beginners but enthusiastic photographers with experience are all welcome and we will cater for all needs. We aim to have you working in ‘manual mode’ for most of the course as well as learning what other settings on your camera can do. The course is ideal for total beginners or those wanting to progress further from beginner level.

What you will need to bring:


Photographic Equipment
Essential requirements:
– Camera and Lenses
– Memory Card/s. You should bring at least a 32GB card
– Camera manual
– Full battery plus at least 1 spare
– Tripod

Optional items (not necessary but may prove beneficial)
– Remote shutter release (usually a cable but smart phones can sometimes pair with certain cameras)
– Filters: e.g. Polarising / Neutral Density / Graduated Neutral Density
– Monopod – not required if you bring your tripod
Any other accessories
(If you would like some advice on any equipment, clothing or accessories please do not hesitate to just ask and we will help as much as possible. We can assist with some of these if required and we do carry spare kit and extra tripods etc. We can also arrange a rental service whereas all the gear will be ready for you to use on the day, all you will need is a memory card to take your amazing images home with you.
– Packed lunch – we can provide a cool bag lunch and drinks for the day (extra cost)

Other Clothing / Equipment

Clothing / Footwear / Protection

– Waterproof Jacket and Trousers. These should be Goretex or equivalent material.
– Windproof jacket for dry but windy conditions
– Fleece top & Jacket
– Walking Boots / socks and at least one other pair of footwear. Wellies are useful for this course.
 – A change of footwear other than your walking boots.
 – Head protection: One or both of fleece or waterproof hat which protects ears
 – Gloves. Waterproof and / or ‘Windblock’ Fleece pair. Fingerless gloves are also useful for
accessing dials.
 – Golf umbrella made from carbon fibre. Wind resistant / storm proof ones are best for the landscape photographer. This is particularly handy for shooting in a changeable climate.

Other items:

– Mobile Phone. We will need your mobile phone number in advance
– Flask for hot drinks
– Walking stick to help on unsteady ground if you wish

Not included in the course:

– Insurance for your equipment 
– Food and drinks unless pre-arranged at an additional cost

Cancellation or bad weather:

– If we need to cancel the course due to unforeseen circumstances or bad weather then another date will be offered in replacement for the original date. Alternatively a full refund will be offered.