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.

 

2018 Workshops

Windermere, Rydal Water & Falls, Lake District

Rydal Falls and the Grotto, Lake District

Sunday 14th January 2018 – £150.00 

Come and join me as we spend the day photographing three fantastic locations in the idyllic Lake District. We will start the day by meeting at the beautiful National Trust woodland area of Millerground which nestles on the shoreline of the longest lake in England, Windermere. This gem of a find has plenty to photograph including five jetties, a boathouse and some stunning views of the Langdale Pikes in the distance. The second location is Rydal Water, a small body of water that has a wonderful small island complete with two trees. It is a lovely place to spend an hour or so. Our final location is Rydal Falls including the stone built Grotto building that dates back to 1668. The falls make for a fantastic long exposure image. There is also a lovely tearoom on site which we will stop at for lunch.

This has proved a very popular workshop in the past and I am delighted to bring it back for 2018. There is also free return transport from Preston if required.


Glencoe, Scotland

Black Rock Cottage, Glencoe, Scotland

18th – 21st January 2018 – £895

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.


Sunset Workshop, Salford Quays

Media City, BBC Studios, Salford Quays, Manchester

Saturday 27th January 2018 – £95 

Come and join me for a fantastic few hours as we head to the amazing architectural gem that is the Salford Quays. Starting at 1pm and running until 7pm, we will have plenty of opportunities to capture the Quays looking at its best. Sunset is 4.50pm and shortly before that the whole media city comes alive once it is lit up and this workshop is all about photographing the BBC Media City, Imperial War Museum, the lift bridge and the Millennium Bridge when they are all looking their very best.


Llyn Padarn, Llyn Ogwen & Llyn Idwal, North Wales

Lone Tree, Llyn Padarn, Llanberis, North Wales

Sunday 28th January 2018 – £150.00 

Come and join me as we spend the day photographing the gorgeous scenery of North Wales. We will start our day at the lone tree at Llyn Padarn at Llanberis before taking a short drive to Llyn Ogwen to photograph the boathouse. The waterfalls located just behind the Ogwen Cottages will be our final location for the morning before breaking for lunch. After lunch we will take the one mile wander up the track to Llyn Idwal, the large freshwater tarn that allows you to walk all the way around it to capture different compositions whilst admiring the stunning views of the Devil’s Kitchen range that surrounds it. This is sure to be a very popular workshop with only four places available, the group is kept to a small and enjoyable size. There is also free return transport from Preston if required.


Long Exposure Workshop, Blackpool, Cleveleys & Fleetwood, Lancashire

Long Exposure, Central Pier, Blackpool, Lancashire

Sunday 4th February 2018 – £150.00 

One of the advantages of being born and bred in Blackpool is that I know the coastline around the Fylde Coast of Lancashire very well indeed and there are several gems to photograph. This workshop will take place over three fantastic locations, the iconic 149 year old Central Pier, the wonderfully recognisable 18 foot high beach art installation Mary’s Shell at Cleveleys and the hugely photogenic fishing boat wrecks at Fleetwood.

There is something for everyone on this very popular long exposure workshop. Places are strictly limited to four for this workshop and free return transport is available from Preston if required.


Southern Iceland

Aurora Borealis, Skogafoss, Iceland

8th – 15th February 2018 – £2395

Come and join me in one of the most scenic places on earth for eight memorable days visiting and photographing southern Iceland. You will be collected from Keflavik airport before visiting many of the most iconic locations Iceland has to offer including the sea stacks at Vik, the huge glacial lagoon and the black volcanic beach of Jökulsárlón, Kirkjufell, Vestrahorn, Budir Church and many, many more. The outstandingly impressive 200ft waterfalls of Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss will also be visited. There will also be a couple of opportunities to stop en-route to capture those wonderful fleeting moments of magic as and when they happen, be it a herd of reindeer walking in isolation across the ice fields or the beautiful Icelandic horses which line the main southern route. This workshop will leave you with long lasting memories.


Isle of Skye, Scotland

Rainbow, Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye

19th – 23rd February 2018 – £1095

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.


Isle of Skye, Scotland

Magical Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Skye

4th – 9th March 2018 – £650

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 five nights at The Cowshed, a beautifully appointed luxury boutique bunkhouse which is situated high overlooking Uig harbour. This is a shared accommodation, self-catering workshop as opposed to the other ones I offer which are based at the four-star Cuillin Hills Hotel in Portree.


Isle of Harris, Scotland

Traigh Bheag , Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

12th-18th March 2018 – £1395

The terrain is quite different in 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.


Isle of Harris, Scotland

Salt Marshes, Northton, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

5th-11th November 2018 – £1395

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.


Glencoe, Scotland

Three Sisters, Glencoe, Scotland

15th – 18th November 2018 – £895

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 Skye, Scotland

Sunrise, Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye

26th – 30th November 2018 – £1095

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.