Wild Camping and Mountain Photography

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.

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

The Wild Camping and Mountain Photography course is also available on fixed dates. On these courses the group size is deliberately kept small (maximum 3) and 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

You don’t need any previous wild camping or night photography experience however 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 properly weigh between 16-18kg. The routes we follow are entirely non-technical but there may be some steep ground.

Courses run throughout the year and are often organised around the best times to view the Milk Way, observe meteor showers and see special phenomena such as blood moon, super moon or lunar eclipse. Courses cost £175.00 and include the provision of camping equipment and food.

The next available dates are –

Lake District (Borrowdale) 15th-16th June 2020

Lake District (Buttermere) 26th-27th June 2020

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

If you are looking to develop your mountain skills you may also be interested in our map reading and navigation courses. If you would like to combine wild camping, map reading and navigation please get in touch to discuss your requirements. We look forward to hearing from you.

Please contact us for further details, check availability or discuss specific dates and requirements.

One-to-one Wild Camping and 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 wild camping and mountain photography course at a time and location of your choice. Your one-to-one course will be tailored to your specific requirements, skill level and interest. A one-to-one wild camping and mountain photography course in the Lake District costs £225 and includes camping equipment and food. Allowing us take away the worry and concern of what to carry and allowing you to enjoy the peace, quiet and solitude.  A night in the mountains is a must and provides amazing opportunities to photograph the sunset, sunrise and night sky. Get the timing right and you might also catch a meteor shower.

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

One-to-one wild camping experiences make memorable gifts. If you book a one-to-one experience as an inspirational gift or for a special occasion you will be provided with a printed voucher and a fold out picture card containing details of the day.


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Maps and Navigation for Photographers

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