Introduction to Mountain Photography

This introduction to mountain photography course is designed for those who are new to landscape photography or for “snappers” who want to leave the cameras automatic modes behind, take greater control of their picture taking and unleash their creativity.

This practical course, which takes place in the mountain environment, will consider:

  • The camera’s controls (aperture, speed, metering, ISO, white balance)
  • Composition – foreground, mid and far distance, framing the shot, rule of thirds, focal point, perspective, vanishing point, and use of colour
  • Equipment – filters (polarising, ND graduated), tripods and lenses
  • Getting the image you want, improving creativity and the importance of planning

This one day course will last approximately 7-8 hours and provide the understanding needed to boost your photography, develop your picture making skills and create eye-catching images

All you need to bring is your camera (filters and tripod if you have them), food and a flask of hot drink.

The Introduction to Mountain Photography course can be booked on a date to suit you and costs £180 (see the one-to-one details below).

The Introduction to Mountain Photography course is also available on fixed dates.  On these courses the group size is deliberately kept small, maximum 3, so there will be plenty of 1 to 1 time and ample opportunity to ask questions. The small group course will cost £90pp.

The next available dates are –

Lake District (Borrowdale) Monday 16th March 2020(click to book)

Lake District (Ullswater) Saturday 28th March 2020 (click to book)

These courses will take place in the Lake District and the course details will be e-mailed after booking.

The Introduction to Mountain Photography course can be combined with the Escape and Create Mountain Photography day to provide two days of teaching and the opportunity to consolidate and develop your picture taking skills and creative ambitions. Escape and Create Mountain Photography days are available on the 17th March (Borrowdale) and 29th March 2020 (Ullswater).

If you need help with accommodation please let us know. We can help you arrange this.

Young people under the age of 18 are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

One-to-one Mountain Photography

Are our group dates unsuitable for you? Would you prefer to learn on your own? Do you have a specific location in mind? Then why not book a one-to-one photography day at a time and location of your choice. Your one-to-one workshop will be tailored to your specific requirements, skill level and interest. A full day one-to-one workshop in the Lake District costs £180. If you would like to increase the number of days providing more time to learn, practice, create and perhaps enjoy a variety of lighting conditions than extra days can be included at £160. If you book a one-to-one day and would like to bring along a friend than each additional photographer will cost £100 (non-photography friends and family are free). Early and late starts are available providing access to the ‘Golden Hours’ when the light is at its best and the most stunning images can be captured. Why not include some night time photography and learn to photograph the stars, milky way and if you get the timing right a meteor shower.

A range of accommodation is available in the Lake District and we are happy to help organise this. You could also consider booking a wild camping and  photography course on a one-to-one basis. This is especially enjoyable and beneficial in the summer when the sun sets late and rises early. Please visit our wild camping and photography page for more details.

If you wish to explore an area outside of the Lake District please contact us by e-mail or phone for an informal chat about your requirements.

One-to-one workshops make memorable gifts. If you book a one-to-one workshop as an inspirational gift or for a special occasion you will be provided with a downloadable voucher containing details of the day.

Please e-mail your preferred dates to book your day(s) and arrange payment.


Introduction to landscape photography



Develop your landscape photography


Golden Hour & Dark Sky 

Sunset, sunrise and nightime photography


Escape and Create

Inspiring and creative photography days


Wild Camping for Photographers

Discover wild camping and off-the-beaten-track landscape photography


Maps and Navigation for Photographers

Develop your map reading and navigation skills


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John 3:16

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