Photography Workshop: Beginners Guide to Lake District Landscape Photography

Essential Information

Group Size: Two people per session.

Session: 9.30am – 2.00pm

Meet: Lakeside Car Park, Keswick. 30A Lake Rd, Keswick CA12 5DG

Experience: Beginners

Price: £120.00 per person


Beginners Guide to Landscape Photography with Brian Austwick

Would you like to learn a new landscape photography skill or improve your existing knowledge of landscape photography techniques in the beautiful English Lake District?

Brian Austwick has years of experience is capturing the most iconic lakes, mountains, and fells in the UK and overseas. Brian will take you through all the basics and into the more advanced, creative side of landscape photography – helping you to start taking photographs using techniques professional’s use.

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Photography Workshop Details

What will you learn

Brian will start with the basics to help you familiarise yourself with your camera. Then move from taking photographs in auto only mode, to taking advantage of aperture and shutter speed priority in manual mode. This will help you be more purposeful with your photography, using specific modes for creative effects and an improved landscape shots.

As part of the workshop, you will master the essential elements of exposure, aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings. This will give you the confidence to take on any style of landscape photography. Then you will move onto getting to grips with auto focus and manual focus settings. With this understanding of the basics, you will learn what makes a good photographic composition using the Rule of Thirds, leading lines and framing techniques as you capture your own vision of the beauty of the Lake District.

Workshop at a glance:

–  The advantages of planning ahead
–  The golden hour – taking photographs at the right time
–  Getting the right perspective
–  When to switch lenses and why
–  The rule of thirds
–  Leading lines and focus points
–  Adding depth with foreground elements
–  Shutter speeds to capture movement or smoothness
–  Learning why there’s no such thing as bad weather
–  Simple compositions
–  Getting your depth of field right
–  Adding people
–  Use of filters
–  Being patient
–  Reflections
–  Colour or Black and White?
–  Using a tripod
–  Having fun with landscape photography

What do you need on the day?

A DSLR camera, lenses, and a tripod. Appropriate SD or CF cards and enough batteries to cover a 5hour course. If you do not have a tripod, we can lend you one on the day.

Food and drink:
Be sure to pack a lunch time meal and drinks for the day. We will be out in the Lake District searching for viewpoints and interpreting the varied landscapes and light. Workshop takes place between 9.30am and 2.00pm.

It is the English Lake District, so be prepared. Pack waterproofs and warm layers in your rucksack, even on a dry day. Bring some sun protection too in case we’re lucky enough to see some sunshine. Strong waterproof walking boots or wellies are also essential. We won’t be far from roads or paths, but the perfect view may be the hillock across a bog!

If you have time before the day:
Spend an hour or two getting familiar with your camera settings. In particular, aperture and shutter priority as well as auto focus modes. Anything you can pick up before you come will help you on the day.

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