KINDER SCOUT MASS TRESPASS PHOTOGRAPHIC WALK
15th December 2019
09:00 – 17:00
TAKE A PHOTOGRAPHIC WALK AROUND KINDER SCOUT FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE MASS TRESPASS
WITH AUTHOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDEBOOK, PEAK DISTRICT THROUGH THE LENS
Meet at 09:00
At Bowden Bridge Car Park
Price: £125 per person (Deposit £40)
Join me on the 15th December on a one-day workshop to follow in the footsteps of the ramblers who ultimately granted us our freedom today to our uplands. Without them we couldn’t visit half of the places we go to photograph nowadays. Walk the Kinder Scout Mass Trespass Walk with plenty of photographic opportunities during the day.
We will start at Bowden Bridge and head up to the plateau of Kinder Scout via William Clough. Once we are on top we will take a short break for some food and explore some of the viewpoints at the start of the Western Edges including the spot where I took my first award winning image.
We’ll then move along across Sandy Hey’s keeping an eye out for more photographic opportunities before finishing up at Kinder Downfall for sunset. The downfall is an awesome place for sunset and the sun at this time of year will be in prime position. With a tiny bit of luck the waterfall will be blowing back on itself. After sunset, there’s a fairly long walk back which should take us around a hour following Kinder Low and back down. If the group is comfortable, we can stick around to photograph the moon-like landscape under the full moon and make our way back down the dark.
This is a route I have walked many times, so you can be rest assured you are in good hands. This is also hands down one of my favourite routes and areas in the Peak District for photography.
We will meet at 09:00 to do a meet and greet with myself and the other photographers and from here head on up William Clough. We will break for lunch around 12:30. During this time of year, the light is good throughout the day and great images will be able to be taken all day. Sunset is at around 16:00 with around an hours walking back from Kinder Downfall.
This workshop is suited for all levels of photography but is especially great for those who want to explore some of our higher areas with a good working knowledge of their camera and have potentially previously been on one of my more traditional day workshops. This is a workshop about experiencing higher up places, the walking that comes with it and enjoying the scenery as much as the photography.
Please note, a good level of fitness is required as this is a hill walking day. The pace will be relaxed but the whole route is around 8 miles and in winter could prove trickier for some. The walk is on marked paths however these paths aren’t always well defined and we will be walking across mixed terrain. The return has a steep descent down Kinder Low and depending on timings we may have to walk some of it back in the dark. It is advisable you have some previous hill walking experience to understand the terrain and fitness required. If you have any concerns please feel free to get in touch.
Upon booking you will be provided with a questionnaire to fill out which is a requirement of attending. I will also provide a recommended kit list and what to bring.
Throughout the day we will look at techniques such as focusing, use of filters vs exposure blending, composition, working with the light and more.
I am more than happy to discuss other more advanced techniques on 1-2-1 basis as well as to the group, depending on what is beneficial.
The day is tailored around you as much as possible and I strive to give each of you on the course for that day the best day possible. At the end of the day, you will have hopefully learnt new techniques and taken away some imagery you will be proud of. I am a friendly and relaxed tutor and I welcome you to keep in touch with me after the course to ask me any questions you may have looked over on the day. I have also created a Facebook client area where you can keep in touch, share your photos and keep in touch with other attendees from the day.
There will be a maximum group size of 4 meaning there will be plenty of 1-2-1 time. I will be on hand throughout the day for any questions and my focus will be on ensuring you have the best day possible.
Below is an explanation of the difficulty for the workshop. This is largely affected by your own perception and previous experience in this kind of environment. The rating is a rough guide and in context to the type of workshop e.g. a hill-walking workshop moderate is different to a standard day workshop moderate. I have tried to explain more about the day in the description above also.
This workshop is a photographic walk. You will be expected to be of above average fitness and preferably with previous experience in the hills. You are likely to be covering some steep ground over mixed-terrain. Some footpaths may be paved, however please also expect natural trails of a stable surface where you may encounter natural and unavoidable features such as rocks, tree roots, mud etc. We will stick to well used paths and trails where possible however at times these may include grassy paths or very uneven terrain. Once we arrive at our photography location(s) we may be off the main path and as such extra care must be taken with any potential hazards. I will advise if I can see any hazards and if you are unsure, please ask. On these workshops you may be expected to walk around 6 -8 miles in a day. There may be some element of returning in the dark.
•Technical tuition and advice.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
• Transport to meeting point.
• Food & Drink.
• Personal Insurance.
WHAT YOU NEED:
• Camera with spare batteries and memory card.
• Walking Boots
• Appropriate clothing.
• Head Torch
• Camera Manual
WHAT I CAN PROVIDE (GROUP SHARE):
• Selection of filters
GOOD TO HAVE:
• DSLR with selection of lenses.
• Remote Shutter