Simon Booth Photography

Lake District National Park, Northern Lakes

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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. This 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.

Kase filters can be on hand for you to try for free during the workshop and are available to purchase through this website via the link in the shop.


The workshop starts with a mid-morning session along the beautiful shores of 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 filters are Kase filters and if you don’t have your own on the day, or are considering purchasing some, I can provide you with filters for you to try. The main filters used today are; neutral density graduated filters to balance exposure, polarisers to remove reflected light and saturate colours and stoppers to slow shutter speeds and create magical blur. I have a full range of these. As a Kase filter pro-partner, you can also purchase these via the shop link.

Meeting point to be agreed.

10am until dusk

Group size is three participants

Fitness Level – Easy

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

Meals not included but there will be a hot drink provided during the lunch stop in Keswick

 A mix of differing weather conditions and temperatures can be expected, so be prepared.

Dates: 3rd April 2022, 10th April 2022
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