The Lake District

The Lake District is famous for its beautiful lakes and spectacular mountain scenery. Its wild and untamed landscape inspired the poetry and writings of the early 19th century romantic Lakeland poets, William Wordsworth amongst them, who were so enthralled by its epic grandeur that they sought to capture its beauty in words.

This compact National Park is a mere 35 miles across, yet its iconic landscape contains England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike, and also her deepest and longest lakes. The variety of scenery in this breathtaking region is unrivaled and offers extraordinary possibilities for image making. From mystical Castlerigg Stone Circle sheltered beneath Blencathra, to the lovely wooded shore of Rydal Water, an abundance of delightful tumbling streams and woodland waterfalls, to mist and early morning reflections in tranquil Derwent Water.

Suitable for all abilities, this workshop presents us with numerous opportunities to capture on camera something of the majestic beauty of the Lake District. We will help you to make the best use of your camera, as well as mastering exposure, composition and learning how to work with the available light. You will also be able to experiment with long exposures with the use of filters and we will have a selection of LEE filters on hand for you to try, including graduated filters, Little Stoppers and Big Stoppers.

There will be the chance to receive constructive feedback on your images in our group critique sessions, plus plenty of time for 'photography talk' over dinner at one of the friendly pubs in Keswick. This is a great opportunity to spend a few days with like-minded people, immersed in photography in one of the most beautiful regions of the British Isles


Workshop Fact File

  • Location

  • Derwent Water, Keswick, CA12 5UY

  • Available dates

  • November 1st - 4th

  • Tutor

  • Sarah Howard

  • Max group Size

  • 8

  • Photographic Locations

  • Lake Buttermere, Crummock Water, Derwent Water, Castlerigg, Blea Tarn, Rydal Water, Ulswater

  • What's included?

  • 3 full days of photographic tuition and demonstrations, all meals

  • What's Excluded?

  • Accommodation, transport to and from the Lake District, personal insurance eg: Cancellation Plan, equipment insurance, drinks from the bar

  • Recommended Accommodation

  • Skiddaw Hotel Keswick

  • What will I learn on location?

  • Appropriate camera settings, working with light, composition techniques, depth of field & focusing, exposure & the histogram, use of filters, long exposures with water

  • Image critiques

  • 1 - 2

  • Ability level

  • Suitable for all

  • Fitness level

  • Light - moderate

  • Cost

  • £465

  • Deposit

  • £100

  • Places remaining

  • March - 1/November - 7