Early November in the Lake District is very special and Lizzie and I are delighted to be able to offer a photography workshop in this national park with it's unique, quintessentially British landscape.
From colourful forests, striking light over the fells and lakes and, with luck, some misty valleys, the Lake district is a beautiful and varied landscape.
We'll be situated right in the heart of Borrowdale, amidst some of the best scenery in the Lakes. We start at 2pm on day 1 and finish by midday on the last day to allow time for arrivals and departures.
We’ve chosen this area because it puts us nicely between Derwent Water and Buttermere so we can respond swiftly to the light, with a number of characterful woodlands, crags and quarries also within easy reach. We are also within driving distance of a multitude of other fabulous locations that we know and love visiting, including the Langdales, Hodge Close and Grasmere, to name a few.
We will be based in the lovely and comfortable Borrowdale Hotel, and our workshop is designed to offer a balance between visiting a variety of locations, learning the technical skills you require and looking carefully at creative interpretation of a scene. We also share our Lightroom and Photoshop processing techiques in a session during the trip.
We will undoubtedly see some great vistas but we will also be concentrating on the smaller, more intimate details to be found within the landscape and looking at ways of capturing our surroundings with more abstract interpretations, something our combined skillset is well suited to.
We want to make sure our time with you is as fun and productive as possible so, if it rains, we won’t be sat inside twiddling our thumbs; we have a full collection of digital skills sessions together with printing and book/photo album making tips and demonstrations.
We believe this strikes a good balance between shooting on location and practical help with the necessary post production side together with a plan for inclement weather so that you can leave with a wealth of new knowledge and skills.
Our workshops are full of fun, light hearted but with a clear plan and itinerary which we can adapt according to weather and conditions.
This is a Tripod Travels workshop with my friend and colleague Lizzie Shepherd. Lizzie and I have thoroughly enjoyed running workshops together for over 8 years now and are thrilled with the positive feedback we’ve had on how enjoyable and productive our workshops are.
Our workshop particopants also benefit from exclusive discount codes on Kase filters and Fotospeed paper.
Autumn in the Lake District with Tripod Travels FAQs
I’m travelling alone, can I have single occupancy rooms?
Yes, this can be arranged and we will arrange for your room to be en suite.
If it’s Fully booked what can I do?
Please get in touch via email or telephone and we can put you on the reserve list. If a place becomes available we'll let you know.
What kit & caboodle should I bring?
A camera, tripod and a selection of lenses - ideally covering ultra wide angle to telephoto. Tripods are essential-let me know if you dont own one. Also spare batteries and memory cards.
If you dont have any filters (polariser, ND Grads, Stopper Filters etc) and want to try them and learn how to use them, we have kits you can borrow. Just tell us in advannce.
Also, bring good walking boots and clothing for any kind of weather and wellies are strongly recommended for UK workshops. Comfortable backpack and waterproofs for you and your gear. It can be chilly in the evening so warm clothes are recommended.
Water bottle will be handy as at times we will be out in the open but we are never far from a cafe, pub and/or public toilet.
What time does the Lake District Workshop start and end?
We will meet at our hotel at 2.00pm on Wednesday, finishing mid to late morning on Sunday.
7th - 11th November, 2022
5 days/4 nights
5 days tuition with 2 professional & experienced photographers/teachers.
Transport to and from our hotel each day.
4 nights en-suite accommodation with breakfast.
Three course dinner each night.
Loan of a Lee filter kit if required.
Carbon footprint offset on your behalf.
Free A3 print from Fotosospeed
Transport to the Lake District.
Lunch/snacks and any other expenses.
Personal Insurance, accident cover, travel insurance.