Wild Camping and Mountain Photography Course

Wild camping opens up a whole new world of mountain adventure and photography. If you’ve dreamt of spending the night under the stars or accessing more remote parts of our wild and beautiful land then this course will help you fulfil those dreams.

During this overnight adventure we will wild camp in the mountains and consider a whole range of related topics and skills including:

  • Equipment: Choosing the right tent, sleeping bags, sleeping mats and stoves
  • The rucksack: What to carry and how to pack
  • Nutrition:  Food, energy and dehydrated meals
  • Water: Water Safety and Purification
  • Hygiene: Going to the toilet and environmental issues
  • Choosing a campsite: Where to pitch
  • Mountain Weather: Mountain forecasts and weather map interpretation

This course is aimed at photographers looking to expand their horizons and time will be available for sunset, sunrise, “Golden Hour” and night photography. Although there will be no formal photography teaching, in order to allow for a range of experiences there will be plenty of opportunity for one-to-one time and ad-hoc questions.  Hopefully we can answer all your questions and we are more than happy to discuss:

  • Planning to photograph the “Golden Hours” and night sky
  • Equipment and composition
  • Camera settings (aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance.)
  • Golden Hour photography
  • Night time Photography

You don’t need any previous wild camping or night photography experience, although some hill walking experience is desirable. You need to be walking fit and able to carry a rucksack containing your camping gear, food, personal kit and photography equipment. This will probably weigh between 13-14kg. The routes I follow are entirely non-technical but there may be some steep ground.

Wild Camping and Mountain Photography One-to-one and Small Group Courses

The Wild Camping and 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 £220.  Small Groups: 2 persons £120pp, 3 persons 80pp

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

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.

Wild Camping and photography in the Lake District

One or more days

The Wild Camping and Mountain Photography course can be combined with my other mountain photography courses to provide two or more days of teaching. I am also able to include extra wild camping and photography nights providing the opportunity to undertake a longer expeditions,  develop your mountain skills and photograph the solitude and beauty of the high mountain landscape.  If you book two or more days together you will receive a discount of 10% on the combined cost.

Leaving Black Sail Youth Hostel - A remote mountain hut

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.

My photography courses do not include accommodation allowing you to choose exactly what you prefer. A large range of accommodation is available in the Lake District and we are happy to help organise this. If you would like to complete an overnight expedition staying in a remote mountain hut, hostel or simple hotel please get in touch so I can discuss your preferences.

Wild Camping and 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.