Wild Camping for Photographers in the Lake District 15th-16th June 2020


Wild Camping and Photography in the Lake District

Meeting: Borrowdale, Lake District

15th -16th June 2020

SKU: MAPW-WCE-001 Category:


Wild Camping and Photography Experience

Wild camping opens up a whole new world of mountain adventure. If you’ve dreamt of spending the night under the stars, watching the sunset or sunrise from a mountain peak, experiencing the solitude of a high mountain camp, or developing the skills to access the 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
  • Navigation: Map reading, understanding contours, use of compass, legal access and route planning
  • Mountain Safety: Mountain Rescue and emergency procedures

You don’t need any previous wild camping experience however some hill walking experience is desirable. You do need to be walking fit and able to carry a rucksack containing your camping gear, food and personal kit – this will properly weigh between 14-16kg.

The routes we follow are entirely non-technical but there will be some steep ground.

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, to allow for a range of experiences, with our small group size there will be plenty of opportunity for 1-to-1 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
  • Capturing warmth and depth
  • Setting-up and composition
  • Night Time Photography
  • White balance and RAW capture
  • Aperture and Shutter Speed
  • ISO
  • How to focus