Mountain Navigation for Photographers
Learn the skills you need to navigate safely and confidently during the summer in Britain’s awe-inspiring mountains. This practical outdoor workshop will teach you about map reading, how to use a compass and route planning. During the day we will look at:
- Maps, scales and symbols
- Grid references
- Understanding contour lines
- Measuring distance, pacing and timing
- The compass, setting the map, taking and walking on a bearing
- Route planning – hand rails, catching features, attack points & aiming off
- Using the map to plan for better photographs
- Open access and ‘where you’re allowed’
- Navigating in bad weather and poor visibility
- Emergency procedures
No navigation experience is needed, although experience of some summer hill walking and familiarity with an Ordnance Survey map would be useful. Fitness for a day of hill walking is required.
Mountain navigation for Photographers can be booked as either a one day or two day course. The two day course provides additional time to practice and consolidate your practical skills and is highly recommended. Each day will last approximately 7-8 hours and I am happy to include some time for mountain photography. I can also incorporate early morning starts or late night finishes allowing for sunrise, sunset and “Golden Hour” photography. Returning in the dark after photographing the sunset provides a fantastic opportunity to test your new navigation skills.
Please remember to bring a head torch – a complete equipment list will be provided at the time of booking.