Lathan Ball – Landscape Photography Courses and Guided Walks

Hello, my name is Lathan Ball and I have been a keen mountaineer and landscape photographer for over 35 years. In the beginning landscape photography allowed me to record my trips and share my adventures with friends and family. However, I soon became absorbed in landscape photography as an art from and worked hard to develop my photographic skills and abilities. My desire was to produce photographs which capture the timeless grandeur of the mountain landscape, the beauty of the ever changing light and the individual character of each ascent. Many people asked me about my mountain photographs, the places they portrayed and how I recorded the images. As a result of these questions I established Mountain Explorer TM to provide high quality landscape photography courses, workshops, guided photography walks and photography adventures to off the beaten track locations.

As the thoughts and ideas behind Mountain Explorer TM grew and we also offered guided walks and adventures to those who just enjoy exploring high places. Individual and small group guided walks can be booked at a time that suits you with an itinerary that meets your requirements. We enjoy everything from easy walks to multi-summit adventures and you can find out more by visiting our Guided Walk webpages.

If you would like to see more of my mountain photographs you can follow me on Instagram.

Golden Hour Photography - Evening light on Pen y Fan in the Brecon Beacons
Mountain photography gallery - mountain photograph - Tryfan from Y Gribin Ridge

Develop your Landscape Photography and Mountain Skills

Mountain Explorer TM provides high quality landscape photography courses and workshops. My landscape photography courses will help develop your technical skills, enhance your picture taking abilities and grow your creative thinking. The mountain skill courses will teach you to look after yourself in the mountains and enable you to travel safely to less frequented locations, discover new viewpoints and produce unique and exciting images.

Landscape photography courses are available on both a one-to-one and small group basis. This allows me to provide personal attention, in-depth and flexible teaching, limited environmental impact and an enjoyable time together.

Mountain Explorer TM also provides guided mountain photography walks on a one-to-one and small group basis. Guided mountain walks and expeditions are also available to those who just enjoy exploring Britain and the world’s high places. For those who wish overnight trips and longer expeditions can be organised and these may include wild camping, mountain huts, hostels and small characterful hotels. Please get in touch to discuss your thoughts and requirements.

I place a high priority on mountain safety. A long and enduring love of the mountains has provided a depth of mountain experience. I have walked and climbed extensively in Britain, mountaineered in the Alps and visited far flung mountain ranges in Nepal, New Zealand and North America. I am a qualified Mountain Leader with the Mountain Training Association and hold an up to date Mountain First Aid certificate. I also have up to date Professional Indemnity insurance.

To find out more please browse the website or download my mountain photography brochure.

What people say…..

I have been out with Lathan many times in various mountain ranges across the globe – walking, trekking and climbing. He is an excellent Mountain Leader with many different interests (such as photography and the mountain environment) which he is always keen to share whilst out in the hills and which always make for a fun day out.

Sam Turnbull. CEO, Perfect Level


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