Light & Land

The Lake District Photography Tour

28th Feb - 03rd Mar, 2019 - 2 PLACES REMAINING

Tutored by Adam Karnacz and

£999.00 PP

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The Lake District is undoubtedly one of the finest places to photograph in the UK, if not the world. Ideally located near to the town of Keswick, the Borrowdale Hotel serves as the perfect base for our Lake District photography tour and to explore some of the different parts of the Lake District. This includes the areas around Derwent Water such as Walla Crag and Castlerigg Stone Circle, Bassenthwaite Lake and amazing views of the ever imposing Blencathra and Skiddaw mountains.

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At a Glance

  • Tutored By
  • Type
    Off the Beaten Track
  • Exertion
    Strenuous
  • Included
    • Full board accommodation, 3 course dinner, packed lunches and breakfast
    • Transport during the tour
    • Tuition from Adam Karnacz
  • Excluded
    • Drinks and extras
    • Transport to the venue
    • Insurance
  • Duration 3 Night Tours
  • Tour Code LD72
The Lake District Photography Tour

The Lake District Photography Tour

The Lake District is undoubtedly one of the finest places to photograph in the UK, if not the world. Ideally located near to the town of Keswick, the Borrowdale Hotel serves as the perfect base for our Lake District photography tour and to explore some of the different parts of the Lake District. This includes the areas around Derwent Water such as Walla Crag and Castlerigg Stone Circle, Bassenthwaite Lake and amazing views of the ever imposing Blencathra and Skiddaw mountains.

We will spend as much time in the field as possible photographing the varied landscapes the Lake District has to offer. Weather permitting we will trek up some of the lower fells such as Loughrigg Fell that takes in three impressive and picturesque lakes in the space of a few miles. A reasonable level of fitness and agility will be required but the rewards are spectacular with views and potential compositions in all directions. Getting up high and off the beaten track allows us to truly immerse ourselves and get a deeper understanding of the landscape. This feeling can then easily be translated into your photographs to assist in telling the story of this ancient landscape.

There are opportunities for photography from dusk until dawn and we will look to maximise our use of the light.

For Dawn we will be in position on two of the three mornings, weather permitting, before returning to the hotel for breakfast after sunrise. This is entirely optional. After breakfast, we will head out again, with packed lunches, until after sunset before returning in the evening for a well earned evening meal.

The plan will be to head out each day to a parking location before heading out on foot and getting ‘off the beaten track’. This includes hiking up some of the lower fells (around 400m), weather and safety permitting and walking approximately five to eight miles per day. 

The nature of the Lake District, the mountains and the weather means we will remain flexible and discuss plans for each day the evening before.

After dinner, we will retire to the lounge/bar where we can sit together, post-process our images and share stories of the day. This will be completely informal and voluntary but is a good chance for critique and to brush up on your editing skills. It is a fun, safe and supportive environment in which to share your work and is a good way to consolidate learning and carry it into the next day.

You can learn more about Adam at his YouTube channel here.

  • The Borrowdale hotel

    Staying at The Borrowdale hotel from 28th February - 3rd March, 3 nights.

    Full board accommodation

    Single occupancy

Outstanding workshop.... Doug and Valda were wonderful, offering instruction, advice, and encouragement, on both a technical and artistic basis. The hotel is a regular for me with great food and charming service. I learned loads and had great fun to boot! Howard Rankin - February, 2018

Dear Doug and Valda, Many thanks to you both for a great few days in the Lakes this week and the follow-up notes and links. My hopes were to learn the basics of ICM and ME but came away having learned so much more, courtesy of your patience in guiding a beginner and answering my many, often basic, questions. Having browsed through the images a couple of times so far I have been amazed at the progress made and the fact that there are even a few half decent images, some even prompting a ‘wow’ reaction from my wife! I will select a few for the L & L gallery in due course and I will definitely be printing some for framing and display around the house. The best outcome has perhaps been the inspiration it has given me and the fact that I now look at the landscape with a much more inquisitive and, hopefully, creative eye. So thank you once again for providing this inspiration and new approach to my photography. Best wishes to you both. John - February, 2017

Many thanks again to you both for a most enjoyable, informative and inspiring day. You were a pleasure to meet and it was also most interesting to hear about your own work. Your notes look very complete and I will study them over time. I was looking again last night at your own websites and enjoyed reading about your own influences. I wish you both continued success with your photography and look forward to meeting you again. Tamara - February, 2017

As usual Valda and Doug ran a very relaxed and inspirational workshop. Both were very generous in sharing their knowledge and thoughts. July, 2016

The tutors worked very well together. They had just the right balance between technical advice and advice on composition. They also balanced advice, business and friendliness just right, so that the group worked well. November, 2015

Another great Light and Land tour. The Lake District looked amazing with Autumn colour and we got to some great locations to take full advantage led by two highly skilled and very approachable tour leaders - Clive and Phil November, 2015

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