Simon Booth Photography

April Lake District National Park, Northern Lakes One Day Workshop


Saturday 27th April 2019

Level: Beginner – Intermediate

This one day workshop is for a maximum of three people so that all participants benefit from tuition that is not diluted and offers great value for money. Because of the lengthening daylight hours at this time of year, the workshop will have a leisurely start of 10am, allowing ample time for everyone to get to know each other. April is one of the best months of the year for shooting woodland plants or landscapes with woodland plants as a point of interest and because of my ecological background, I will point some of the more photogenic species throughout the day when we see them. The workshop does include a sunset shoot and late end to the day. Sunset is at 8pm.


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Product Description

The workshop starts with a mid-morning session along the beautiful shores of at Derwent Water where we will spend the morning shooting the shoreline and accross the lake towards Catbells, which is one of the best places in the Lakes to shoot landscapes. From here we will head south to Ullswater and the area around Glenridding to shoot jetties with stops along the way to look at Wordsworth Point, potentialy Aira Force or one of the lesser know boat houses. The day will culminate with a dusk shoot, where you can put into practice all that you have learned whilst capturing the mysterious Castlerigg stone circle at last light.

Most landscape photographers love their filters and their use can often mean the difference between a good photo and a great one. My personal choice of filter manufacturer is Lee filters and if you don’t have your own on the day, I will demonstrate using them with your equipment. The main filters used today are; neutral density graduated filters to balance exposure, polarisers to reduce glare and saturate colours, Little and Big stoppers to slow shutter speeds and create magical blur. I have a full range of these.

Meeting point to be agreed.

27th of April 2019

10am until dusk

Group size is three participants travelling in a 4 x 4 vehicle

Fitness Level – Easy

Ideal equipment: Digital SLR / 16mm – 35mm / 24mm – 70mm / 75 – 300mm / tripod

Hot drinks included throughout the day / meals not included but there will be a lunch stop in Keswick

Sometimes, April can bring a mix of differing weather conditions and temperatures so be prepared. A good stout pair of wellingtons will allow you to work shallow in water

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