Yorkshire Dales Photography Workshop
Limestone Pavements, Meadow Flowers, & Waterfalls
Small group photography workshops
Improve Your Photography In The Beautiful Yorkshire Dales
Providing a great location for our 3 day landscape photography workshop, the Yorkshire Dales is characterised by rolling hills, lush green valleys, tumbling waterfalls and inspiring limestone features. Named from the old Norse word ‘dalr’, meaning ‘valleys’, it is one of the UK’s most diverse national parks.
You will learn…
- Appropriate camera settings
- Working with light
- Composition techniques
- Depth of field & focusing
- Exposure & the histogram
- Use of filters
- Long exposures with water
- Suitable for all except the complete beginner
- Light – moderate
- Sarah Howard
Learn photography amid the beautiful landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales
A Rich Heritage
Covering 680 square miles of outstanding scenery, the Yorkshire Dales is one of the loveliest and most unspoilt areas in England, possessing an unrivaled sense of tranquility. Steeped in heritage, it is a living, working landscape telling many tales of hardship over the years and of those who have helped shape what you see before you today.
Containing arguably some of the most enchanting scenery of the region, Upper Swaledale offers a wealth of photographic possibilities, with stunning views and a variety of exquisite waterfalls along the River Swale. Its verdant valleys are a delight, the most famous of which is Gunnerside; a patchwork of fields intersected by dry stone walls and ancient barns.
Photograph Striking Architecture
In neighbouring Wensleydale, man has also left his mark in the form of Dent Head viaduct. Forming part of the famous Settle-Carlisle Railway route, it is a superb piece of architecture as is the nearby dramatic Ribblehead viaduct with no less than twenty four arches. Wensleydale is also home to many more lovely waterfalls which provide us with plenty of opportunities for exposure work and controlling the movement of water with filters.
Rugged Limestone Pavement
Our final day will be spent taking in some of the limestone pavement for which the Yorkshire Dales is famous for. Revealed during the last ice age, the ‘porous’ limestone is prone to erosion, which, over thousands of years, has had the effect of carving out channels into it, thereby forming a natural pavement. We will be visiting what is known as ‘The Three Peaks’ area around the famous Ribblehead viaduct, which provides some of the most dramatic scenery in the Dales.
Yorkshire Dales Photography Workshop - General Information
The workshop is aimed at anyone who wants to improve their photography so photographers of all levels of experience are welcome. We will give you both practical and technical advice, as well as individual guidance and hands on demonstrations in the field. We will also look at the creative side of photography and developing your vision.
We will meet at 6pm on the 1st evening for introductions and a programme brief before dinner (included). Our photography commences the next morning after breakfast and runs through until 4pm on the final day. We will visit a number of locations over the course of the workshop which will offer you numerous challenges and allow you to fully explore your creative potential. There will also be time to review and critique your images and the opportunity to discuss them with Sarah and her assistant as we look back on our days’ photography. The workshop has a relaxed format and is designed to be enjoyable as well as well as educational, so aside of improving your photography you can also enjoy the beautiful surroundings and most importantly have fun!
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We will have one to two vehicles to take us between locations but a volunteer driver will be required if numbers dictate. Fuel will be reimbursed at the rate of 25p per mile.
Our meeting point on the first evening for introductions will be the Wheatsheaf Inn, a charming traditional country inn, located just outside Asysgarth, and well located to explore this region and its wonderful photographic potential. Should you wish to stay here, please either book online or contact Claire or Emily directly on 01969 663216 and inform them that you are booking as part of the workshop when making your reservation. Alternative accommodation is available at the nearby Asygrth Falls hotel, plus there are a number of b&b’s in the area.
SLR camera with ideally both wide angle and telephoto lenses; tripod; cable release, Whilst not essential, you will benefit from bringing neutral density graduated filters; a polariser, a neutral density filter. It is also recommended that you also bring a rain cover for your camera. A laptop and card reader is useful to select and review your images for the purpose of our image critiques but not essential. Before buying any equipment or if you are unsure of what to bring, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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