Introduction to Mountain Photography

This Introduction to Mountain Photography course is designed for those who are new to landscape photography or for “snappers” who want to leave the camera’s automatic modes behind, take greater control of their picture taking and unleash their creativity.

This practical course, which takes place in the mountain environment, will consider:

  • The camera’s controls (aperture, speed, metering, ISO, white balance)
  • Composition – foreground, mid and far distance, framing the shot, rule of thirds, focal point, perspective, vanishing point, and use of colour
  • Equipment – filters (polarising, ND graduated), tripods and lenses
  • Getting the image you want, improving creativity and the importance of planning

The Introduction to Mountain Photography course runs throughout the year. The course will last approximately 7-8 hours and provide the understanding needed to boost your photography, develop your picture making skills and create eye-catching images. All you need to bring is your personal kit, camera (filters and tripod if you have them), food and a flask of hot drink.

One-to-one Introduction to Mountain Photography and Small Group Courses

The Introduction to Mountain Photography course is available on a one-to-one or small group basis. This allows me to tailor your course to your specific requirements, skill level and interest. It also enables the arrangement of early and late starts providing access to the magic hours when the light is at its best and the most stunning images can be captured. Whatever you decide I will do my best to ensure a high quality and enjoyable day.

Course Costs: one-to-one tuition £180.  Small Groups: 2 persons £100pp, 3 persons 70pp

Please e-mail your preferred dates to book your day(s) and arrange payment.

Young people under the age of 18 are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Mountain Photography Course photograph taken in Snowdonia

Fixed Date Courses

My photography courses are also available on set dates throughout the year. On these courses the group size is deliberately kept small, maximum 3, so there will be plenty of one-to-one time and ample opportunity to ask questions.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic we have cancelled our 2021 programme. We are currently working on our Lake District 2022 programme – this should be completed soon. If you would like me to forward dates and course details please e-mail and I will send these as soon as they are finalised.

Mountain Exposure. Lake District photography courses. Mountain image of Pen-y-fan

One or More Days

The Introduction to Mountain Photography course can be combined with a Develop your Mountain Photography or an Escape and Create Mountain Photography day to provide two or more days of teaching and the opportunity to consolidate and develop your picture taking skills and creative ambitions. If you book two or more days together you will receive a discount of 10% on the combined cost.

Mountain Photography Courses - Pen-y-Fan and cloud refelctions in water

Accommodation

My photography courses can be booked either with or without accommodation allowing you to choose exactly what you prefer. If you would like to book with accommodation please go to our photography holidays and short breaks webpage.

A large range of accommodation is available in the Lake District and we are happy to help organise this. You could also consider booking a wild camping and photography course on a one-to-one basis. This is especially enjoyable and beneficial in the summer when the sun sets late and rises early. Please visit our Wild Camping and Photography page for more details.

Introduction to Mountain Photography beyond the Lake District

If you wish to explore an area outside of the Lake District please contact me by e-mail or phone for an informal chat about your requirements. I am a regular visitor to Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons and just love visiting and photographing Britain’s wild places.

Gift Cards

One-to-one workshops and group courses make memorable gifts. If you book a one-to-one workshop or group course as an inspirational gift or for a special occasion you will be provided with a downloadable voucher containing details of the day.