Location: Lake District – Little Langdale – Kit & Composition Photography Course
Full day £135.00 (early morning until sunset)
Exertion Level: Easy – Moderate (uneven sometimes muddy/wet terrain)
Please see available workshop dates below.
Wednesday 3rd April 2019
This is a brilliant 6 people workshop if you are just starting out in photography and have a keen interest in landscape photography. Unlock the potential of your SLR, DSLR or Bridge camera in the beautiful lake district. 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 visit several beautiful locations and have the guidance of two experienced photography instructors with a maximum of only 6 students in total. This course is great if you want to visit several lake district locations whilst learning the photographic techniques to capture the scene in front of you.
This course has everything from tarns to lakes, still water to flowing water. Also the odd jetty thrown in!
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.
If you would you like to get a good sense of what your camera can do and how you can get the best out of the kit that you have in a very beautiful part of the Lake District then this workshop is ideal. Improve your skill set and learn how to spot good compositions. Fill your lungs with the fabulous country air and get the shots that stir you soul.
The course is based around the Little Langdale area in the Lake District. You will be working in an area of beauty but where the conditions can change suddenly. Changing light, low clouds, wind, mist, grand vistas, flowing and still water are all here to work with and use to our advantage whilst learning the capabilities of your camera, lenses and kit. Throughout the course we will help you understand your photography and when and where to use it such as which lens, shutter speed, ISO and aperture.
The area this course is set in also lends itself to polarised and ND graduated filters so this is the ideal course to use some new filters. Don’t worry if you don’t have filters, you can use our filters if you don’t have any but prior notice will be required including which lenses you have so we can bring the correct filter ring adaptors. We use a range of filters but predominately use the professional Lee filter system.
There will be some hill walking involved during the course but most of the locations are very accessible. Photographic interests on this course are in abundance and you will come away with not only the knowledge but such a variety of shots to take home with you and be proud of your new skill set.
The course is very much aimed at beginners but enthusiastic photographers with experience are all welcome and we will cater for all needs. The area is perfect for aspiring landscape photographers due to the location of this course and the every changing surroundings. 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.
Schedule of course
- Meet at location A (SAT NAV POSTCODE LA22 9PG) 7.30am start.
- Sunrise = Photographic instruction at location A for the morning
- 10 minutes drive to location B and have lunch
- Photographic location B instruction for approx 2,5 hours
- 20 minutes drive to location C
- Sunset = Photographic instruction at location C until dark.
- Please note: There are car parks at all locations and you will be required to make your own way to each location.
EQUIPMENT / CLOTHING
– Camera and Lenses
– Memory Card/s. You should bring at least a 32GB card
– Camera manual
– Full battery plus at least 1 spare
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
– 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.
– 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
– We will be stopping for Lunch at a pub
– Driving between locations.
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.