Landscape Photography Workshops in Upper Swaledale

In 2020 Richard will be offering 1 to 1 landscape photography workshops, aimed at those who enjoy taking photographs and who would like to improve their photography skills and take control over the creative process.

The workshops will take place in Upper Swaledale, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. With its waterfalls, iconic field barns, meandering paths and becks, wild-flower meadows and towering fells, Swaledale is truly a landscape photographers paradise. During the day we'll aim to visit 2-3 locations (chosen dependent on the time of year and the conditions) each offering the opportunity to practice different aspects of photography.

The workshops will be tuned to your existing skills and knowledge of photography, and to your specific aims for the day, but a rough schedule follows.

Meet at The Old School Muker and over a coffee establish the aims for the day. During the morning we'll cover basic camera controls; aperture, shutter speed, focus & ISO, with the aim of understanding each aspect and how to apply them to give creative control over the images produced. After reviewing the morning's images back at The Old School, the afternoon session will focus on the second part of the creative process, composition, to show how different compositional techniques can produce very different images and help tell a story. Finally we'll look at the third part of the creative process, post-processing, to produce the final image.

The day will be theory light, and hands-on heavy, informal and hopefully fun, and will visit some wonderful locations in the most spectacular and atmospheric of the Yorkshire Dales.

Prices: £150 for a full day workshop plus £50 for a second participant (max 2).

Please note: Though we can tailor the day to the participants, we can't do much about the weather or the steepness of the fells, and there may be some walking up and down muddy paths needed to reach the locations, so it's important to be reasonably fit and have decent wet weather gear and footwear.

2020 Availability

Thursday, 7 May 2020 - Available
Thursday, 28 May 2020 - Available
Thursday, 4 June 2020 - Available
Thursday, 11 June 2020 - Available
Thursday, 18 June 2020 - Booked
Thursday, 9 July 2020 - Available
Thursday, 23 July 2020 - Available
Thursday, 10 September 2020 - Available
Thursday, 24 September 2020 - Available
Thursday, 8 October 2020 - Available
Thursday, 22 October 2020 - Available

Dates for winter (20/21) workshops will be released later in the year.

To book please contact or call 01748 886155.

If you'd really like to attend a workshop, but none of the above are convenient, email with preferred dates and we'll be happy to check what's possible.

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