Workshops

Welcome to my very latest range of landscape photography workshops. I have created them with the beginner and intermediate photographer in mind. I offer you the perfect opportunity to capture stunning images in a professional, friendly and enjoyable manner. For the full list of workshop locations and dates, please see below.

 

2017 Workshops

Dorset

Durdle Door, Jurassic Coast, Dorset

25th – 27th September 2017 – £595 ONLY 3 PLACES LEFT

Dorset is quite a remarkable county to photograph and its 95 mile stretch of coastline is some of the finest in the UK. For this one-day workshop we will be focusing on several stunning locations starting at the iconic and world famous Durdle Door before moving onto Man ‘o’ War Bay, Bat’s Head and Kimmeridge Bay to finish at sunset. Long exposure photography will feature heavily on this workshop and I have a full range of LEE Little, Big and Super Stoppers available. This really will be a fantastic day’s seascape photography for everyone from the beginner to the experienced.


Isle of Skye, Scotland

Elgol, Isle of Skye, Scotland

2nd – 6th October 2017 – £1195 ONLY 1 PLACE LEFT

The Isle of Skye is arguably one of the UK’s most dramatic landscapes. During your time on the island, we will be visiting many of the iconic locations that have helped made Skye famous. The Old Man of Storr, Quiraing, Trotternish, Elgol from which the dominant and mystical Black Cuillin mountain range stands before you. The Fairy Pool waterfalls and Sligachan Bridge and river also feature on the list of locations that you will definitely not want to miss plus a couple of hidden gems along the way. Accommodation consists of four nights at the utterly gorgeous Cuillin Hills Hotel which is situated high above overlooking Portree harbour. With its own restaurant and bar area not to mention numerous seating areas, you are sure to enjoy unwinding after a full day of photography.


Lake District

Buttermere, Lake District, Melvin Nicholson Photography

8th October 2017 – £150 WORKSHOP FULL

Buttermere & Derwentwater, Lake District

The Lake District is the UK’s most beautiful National Park and its 18 million visitors a year cannot be wrong. I have acquired an intimate knowledge of the Lake District through many years spent photographing its lakes, mountains, and valleys. There are some truly stunning locations to witness first hand and during this one-day workshop, we will be visiting two of them.

We will be visiting Buttermere pre-dawn so it’s an early start to the day but if there is a gorgeous sunrise, we will be on location ready to capture them. The stunning views of Fleetwith Pike side lit from the sun as it rises throughout the morning is worth the early start alone but throw in the views of the iconic Scots Pines that stand guard at the south end of the lake and we’re onto a winner or two.

We will break at 10am to enjoy a bacon and sausage buttie and a coffee at the nearby Croft House Farm cafe, after which we will venture over the valley of Borrowdale to visit Derwentwater where a photogenic wooden jetty or two awaits along with a lovely shoreline cove too. This workshop will definitely have that autumnal feel about it. I suspect the colours will be changing early this year so do not miss out on booking a place on this extra special one day workshop. It is limited to just four people to ensure a friendly and relaxed day out with the cameras.


Iceland

Vestrahorn, Hofn, Iceland Photography Workshop

12th – 19th October 2017 – £2395 WORKSHOP FULL

Visiting one of the most scenic places on earth, my southern Iceland photography workshop offers you the opportunity to experience and explore this wondrous landscape during late autumn. The Aurora Borealis should be visible from September onwards and this is often one of the highlights of the entire workshop and having seen a couple of kp5 displays, I can personally confirm that it is one of the most enthralling experiences of my life. Most definitely the eighth wonder of the world.

This workshop is limited to just four places ensuring a small, informal group with plenty of personalised 1-2-1 tuition on offer.


Lake District

Derwentwater, Lake District, Melvin Nicholson Photography

31st October – 3rd November 2017 £795 ONLY 3 PLACES LEFT

Autumn in the Lake District 

Autumn time in the Lake District is very special indeed and it is the perfect time of the year to visit. The colours are mesmorising, oranges, yellows, reds and green everywhere you turn. For landscape photography, it is just about perfect. The light is soft yet dramatic and ethereal at times. It is quiet, peaceful and allows you to connect with nature in your own time free from the hustle and bustle of the summer visitors. The sunrise times are manageable and the sun sets late afternoon leaving you enough time to head back to your hotel and relax before eating and enjoying your evening. I love the Lake District in the autumn.

This year we will be based at the stunning 4* Borrowdale Hotel that nestles in the Borrowdale Valley where you will enjoy three nights luxurious accommodation. Our four day autumn workshop offers you the opportunity to photograph some of the most stunning views the UK has to offer. From the low-lying mist that gently rolls over the water of Buttermere at dawn to the warm golden glow of the setting sun as it lights up the sky with its pink hues over the Ashness Landing Pier. From capturing the early morning frost at the standing stones of the 3,200 year old stone circle at Castlerigg to witnessing the beautiful and elegant wooden steamers emerging from the mist at Derwentwater. From watching the light slowly illuminate the peaks of the Langdale Pikes from the shoreline of Blea Tarn at sunrise to standing at the lookout point watching mother nature flowing in full force at Aira Force waterfall near Ullswater. There are so many viewpoints to marvel at, that you will want to return again time and time again.

This four day workshop is limited to just five people as I prefer to keep the group small and friendly while allowing you enough time with me on location. I provide the accommodation, dedicated professional 1-2-1 tuition, all transport between locations, and image review sessions in the evenings.


Isle of Skye, Scotland

Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye

6th – 10th November 2017 – WORKSHOP FULL

Bookings now being taken for my 2nd – 6th October 2017 workshop. CLICK HERE

The Isle of Skye is arguably one of the UK’s most dramatic landscapes. During your time on the island, we will be visiting many of the iconic locations that have helped made Skye famous. The Old Man of Storr, Quiraing, Trotternish, Elgol from which the dominant and mystical Black Cuillin mountain range stands before you. The Fairy Pool waterfalls and Sligachan Bridge and river also feature on the list of locations that you will definitely not want to miss plus a couple of hidden gems along the way. Accommodation consists of four nights at the utterly gorgeous Cuillin Hills Hotel which is situated high above overlooking Portree harbour. With its own restaurant and bar area not to mention numerous seating areas, you are sure to enjoy unwinding after a full day of photography.


Glencoe, Scotland

Loch Achtriochtan, Glencoe, Scotland

16th – 19th November 2017 – £795 ONLY 1 PLACE LEFT

Glencoe, Rannoch Moor and the surrounding areas will offer you extensive opportunities to capture such stunning locations as the lochs of Linnhe, Leven, Achtriochtan and Lochan na h-Achlaise, as well as the legendary munros’ of Buachaille Etive Mòr and Bidean nam Bian and the evocative Castle Stalker.


Isle of Harris, Scotland

Traigh Bheag , Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

20th – 26th November 2017 – £1395 WORKSHOP FULL

The terrain is quite different on both parts of the island. The Isle of Lewis is located to the north of Harris and occupies the majority of the island and I find the more dramatic views are on Lewis. The sea stacks of Mangersta and Tolsta are quite simply magnificent and reminiscent of those found on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. The iconic and mystical Callanish Stones also greet you on Lewis and on a stormy day can be very atmospheric. Harris, on the other hand, I find to be more about peace and tranquillity with the truly beautiful world famous Luskentyre Beach stretching out on the west coast with its stunning sand dunes and aqua coloured water. The salt marshes of Northton in the south of Harris provide the landscape photographer with ample opportunities to capture them at their best while the 368 metre Ceapabhal fell provides a wonderful backdrop.


Northumberland

Sunrise, Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland

2nd – 3rd December 2017 – £595 ONLY 4 PLACES LEFT

Bamburgh Castle, Holy Island, Embleton Bay, Dunstanburgh Castle, Craster and more, Northumberland 

This three day Northumberland photography workshop that are based at Bamburgh have been specially created for beginners and intermediate photographers. The castles of Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh and Lindisfarne, Holy Island, are visited and the little seaside fishing villages of Craster and Seahouses also feature during your time with us.

Our accommodation during the workshop will be the beautiful 3* Victoria Hotel in Bamburgh.  You will enjoy three nights accommodation in a double en-suite with no single occupancy cost. The hotel boasts its own restaurant and sits in the very heart of the idyllic village of Bamburgh. It really is the perfect place to relax and unwind especially after a full day of photography.


Lake District

Catbells, Derwentwater, Lake District

Thurs 28th – Sat 30th December 2017 – £450 

Derwentwater, Buttermere, Crummock Water, Ullswater and more, Lake District

The Lake District is the UK’s most beautiful National Park and its 12 million visitors a year cannot be wrong. I have acquired an intimate knowledge of the Lake District through many years spent photographing its lakes, mountains and valleys. There are some truly stunning scenery to witness first hand with the camera from the morning mist over Buttermere in November to sunrise slowly rising over Castlerigg’s famous 3,200 year old stone circle, from the calm waters offering clear reflection shots of Ullswater to the outstanding views of Derwentwater from the summit of Castle Crag. This spcially created three day winter workshop has been created to fall between Christmas and New Year for those who have the time over the festive period. I have run this successful workshop three years running now and places are limited to just six.


 

2018 Workshops

Venice

Venice, Chris Beard Images, Melvin Nicholson Photography

19th – 24th January 2018 – £1095/ £1250

Venice has long remained one of the most romantic cities in the world to visit and of course to photograph. It has certainly been on my list of destinations to travel to with a camera for a number of years now. For this five night, four day workshop, I will have professional photographer Chris Beard co-leading and with only a small group of eight attendees in total, there will be plenty of personalised 1-2-1 tuition for everyone.

Our accommodation during the workshop will be the beautiful 3* Hotel Ala in Venice.  You will enjoy five nights accommodation in a double en-suite room with no single occupancy cost. The hotel nestles in a quiet square in the very heart of Venice with St Mark’s Square just a five minute walk away. It really is the perfect place to relax and unwind especially after a full day of photography.