Landscape Photography Workshops in Upper Swaledale

1-to-1 landscape photography workshops, for those who enjoy taking photographs and who would like to improve their photography skills and take control over the creative process. 

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.


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.

Typical Itinerary 

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

  • Meet at The Old School Muker 
  • Over tea or coffee establish your aims for the day.
  • Part 1: Explain and experiment with basic camera settings including: aperture, shutter speed, focus & ISO, both from a technical and from a creative perspective.  
  • Part 2: Explore compositional techniques, and how these can be applied to capture the image you want
  • Part 3: Use post-processing (Lightroom) to produce the final image.


£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 dates are convenient, email with preferred dates and we'll be happy to see what's possible.

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