Photographic Workshops > Yorkshire Dales

Saturday 1st June 2019 - Wednesday 5th June 2019

  • View of waterfall, swirls and cascades, Scaleber Force, Settle, Ribblesdale, Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire, England, June
  • View of drystone walls, stone barn and traditional meadows with flowering buttercups and livestock, Gunnerside, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales N.P., North Yorkshire, England, June
  • Common hawthorn growing on limestone pavement, Southerscales, Ingleborough,  Yorkshire Dales N.P., North Yorkshire, England, june

The landscape of the Yorkshire Dales is as picturesque as it gets when it comes to English scenery. There is so much to photograph and on this 5 day workshop we will capture much of what this beautiful region has to offer.

Early June is a lovely time to visit. We are, of course, quite far north and as such this time will be similar to how southern England looks in mid May with the foliage displaying a spring-like lime green freshness. Flowers such as wild garlic, herb Robert and early purple orchid may well still be in flower and, with luck, traditional farm meadows, so prevalent in the Yorkshire Dales, will be carpeted with a swathe of buttercups.

Weather permitting, we will venture out at dawn making the most of the early morning sunlight. Stone barns feature heavily in the landscape and there will be plenty of opportunities to capture these, both from a distance and close-up. While photographing a myriad of waterfalls we will experiment with long exposures and late in the afternoon, through till dusk, we will photograph lone trees on limestone pavements. Aside from recording the ‘bigger picture’ we will look out for patterns and details both in the landscape and at our feet!

As with all my workshops the group size is small and especially so on this one where with just 3 of you, you will have the choice of the best positions without others being in your way. It also means I can spend quality time with each of you and since we all travel as one it makes for a very friendly group dynamic.

Throughout the workshop we will be staying in a very comfortable 'Inn' in the picturesque region of Wensleydale. Our base has been chosen so we are never too far away from a photogenic location.

At this time of the year days are very long with sunrise being at 04.30 and sunset at 21.30 so, needless to say, we will not be out all day. There will be time to rest (and catch up on sleep!) and time permitting I will demonstrate Lightroom and Photoshop techniques as well as critiquing your images.  

The following will give you an idea as to the workshop’s daily format though this is subject to change due to weather conditions and time.

Day 1: Meet and evening meal.

Days 2 and 3
04.15 – 07.00: Photography
08.00 – 09.00: Breakfast
09.00 – 12.30: Rest. You may think at first that you can sleep when you get home after the workshop but, believe me, speaking as someone who gets up this early most days during this time, you will be glad of the rest! We all need a bit of time to ourselves and you will be ready to go after a nap and freshening up.
12.30 – 13.30: Lunch
13.30 – 16.30: Photography
17.30 – 18.30: Meal
19.00 – 22.00: Photography

Day 4
04.15 – 07.00: Photography
08.00 – 09.00: Breakfast
09.00 – 12.30: Rest.
12.30 – 13.30: Lunch
14.00 – 16.30: Image critique. After 2 full days of photography there are bound to be plenty of images to look through and a selection from each of you will be chosen for me to critique and advise on.
17.30 – 18.30: Meal
19.00 – 22.00: Photography

Day 5: Breakfast and depart

Sponsored by Lee Filters

Lee Filters have kindly donated a a full compliment of filters including ND and ND grads along with holders and adaptor rings. Should you already have such filters then great but if not you are most welcome to use those provided.  

Accommodation

We will, all, be staying in a comfortable Inn in the beautiful region of Wensleydale. You will have a room to yourself with each having en-suite facilities with WiFi. 

How To Book

In the first instance, please contact Robert to check that there are places still available as it may not have been possible to update numbers on the website. To book a place, simply download and fill out the booking form (see Downloads on the right) and return to Robert either by post or email. Your place will be confirmed upon receipt of both the booking form and deposit.

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Testimonials

“This was my first significant visit to the Yorkshires Dales and I could not be more pleased with the trip. The scenery was outstanding with rolling open countryside, bleak limestone pavements and spectacular waterfalls. Rob’s organisation was, as it always is, perfect. His knowledge of the area allowed him to pick and choose the locations that were best suited to the expected weather conditions and we were lucky enough to have very varied weather during the trip. Even being accidently locked out of our hotel at 7am was turned to our advantage by revisiting a nearby waterfall swollen by the previous night’s rains. The guidance given by Rob both ‘in the field’ and processing images back at the hotel was invaluable. I have been on several trips with Rob now and never fail to learn something new”.
Colin Young

Saturday 1st June 2019
to Wednesday 5th June 2019

Price : £1055

Group size : 3
(Workshop Full)

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Cost: £1055. 
Deposit: £100
Group size: 3
Location: Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Cost includes: Transport throughout workshop and 4 nights bed and breakfast accommodation. 
Cost excludes: Meals not mentioned. 
Accommodation: We will, all, be staying in a comfortable Inn in the beautiful region of Wensleydale. You will have a room to yourself with each having en-suite facilities with WiFi.      
Level of fitness: Medium. Most of the sites we will visit will require just a short walk from the car. However, due to the very nature of this region, there will be some steep slopes (taking approximately 20 minutes) to walk up as well as rocky, slippery ground, particularly near waterfalls.
Experience level: Beginner upwards.
Equipment needed: Aside from your camera, 2-3 lenses will be sufficient which include a wide-angle and telephoto, in the region of 200-300mm. A tripod will be essential for those dawn/dusk shoots and polarising and neutral-density grads, useful. It is essential that you have a clear understanding of exposure. A full checklist will be given nearer the workshop date. As in the main text, Lee Filters have donated a full compliment of filters that you are welcome to use.