Photo Workshop • Lake District, England

Lake District photo workshop


Derwent-Water-Sunset,-Lake-District,-England-7161The aim of this Lake District photo workshop is to enhance your skills on composition, focusing and exposure techniques, as well as to master long exposures.

The foundation of this photo workshop is based on tuition and inspiration. The small group of only four participants will allow plenty of time for individual attention by the tutor, making sure you learn and photograph the area under the best light and supervision possible.

We will be based in Keswick, a small town perfectly located for our daily excursions.

The Location

The Lake District, also commonly known as The Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England. A popular holiday destination, it is famous not only for its lakes, forests and mountains (or fells), but also for its associations with the early 19th century poetry and writings of William Wordsworth and the other Lake Poets.

The Lake District National Park includes nearly all of the Lake District, though the town of Kendal and the Lakeland Peninsulas are currently outside the Park boundary.

Derwentwater,-Keswick,-Lake-District-5426Millions of years in the making and still working its way forward. This has become one of the most breathtaking areas in the British Isles and, one has to remember that it was once considered as the ugliest destination because of its ruggedness.

This glacial area is now the host of a great number of lakes and mountains. Thousands of acres of woodland that ever changes face with the mood of every season. The semi-natural woodlands add texture, colour and variety to the landscape and provide a home for native animals and plants. The high rainfall in the core of the National Park favours woodlands rich in Atlantic mosses and liverworts, ferns and lichen.

Bustling towns and picturesque villages nestle against a scenic backdrop of countryside and coast, stretching from the endless expanses of Morecambe Bay to lush, gentle, countryside inland.

This is the Lake District and I doubt there is anyone out there that doesn’t admire its rugged and at the same time, delicate beauty.


Tour or Workshop?

This is a photo workshop and not a tour, please see here for further details.

Pricing & Discount Codes £ € $

The cost for this workshop is £895 per person. You can convert our prices to your local currency by using our currency converter on the sidebar.

Discount codes
Note that the prices above will be reduced further when you redeem your discount code during the deposit payment. The outstanding balance will be requested three months before the tour date. To apply for your discount code see on sidebar.


The workshop starts on Sunday 8 January 2017 at 16:00 and ends on Wednesday 11 January 2017 after breakfast.

Group Size ☺☺☺☺

Lake-District-group,-Paul-Cronin,-Andrew-Bott,-Nicholas-Liburd,-Sue-Blythe-121328The group size for this workshop is strictly limited to four people per tutor. Due to its very small size group, this photo workshop is designed with tuition and inspiration in mind, allowing plenty of time for individual attention by the tutors, making sure you learn and photograph the area under the best light and supervision possible.

Transportation ✈

All transportation during the workshop is included in the price. However, transfers to & from venue are not included in the price.

Equipment requirements

Camera and lenses
Please make sure you know how to use your camera or at least the basic functions – make sure you bring the camera's manual along with you. Focal length of wide angle to 300mm will be adequate.

A sturdy tripod is strongly recommended. If you need advice on purchasing a tripod, we recommend the Manfrotto 055 or similar. If you own a low budget light aluminium tripod such as Jessops and you are wondering if it is good enough, no, it is not. It will not allow you to trust your gear on it and it will not allow us to help you with tuition.

ND Grad filters
Neutral Density Graduated filters are highly recommended for balancing exposure difference between land and sky. We recommend a 1.5 stop hard and a 3 stop soft (if you are just starting with filters). Full instruction can be given during the workshop to help you with the correct use of filters.

ND filter (optional)
To get the very best out of your images and the locations, we suggest that you bring a good Neutral Density filter with you such as the Lee Little Stopper or Big Stopper for long exposures.

Shutter release cable
You will need one for longer than 30 seconds exposures.

Warm and weatherproof clothing and neoprene wellies is a must as the weather can be very unpredictable. ☀ ☁ ❄.

We also encourage you to bring some digital files of your previous work as there might be opportunities to discuss your portfolio and supply you with beneficial feedback.


Although all 'Inspiring Photography Workshops' clients are covered by our public liability insurance, we recommend that you take your own travel insurance also.


Your Tutor

Dimitri-VasileiouDimitri Vasileiou is a highly acclaimed landscape photographer, writer and photographic workshop leader. A professional photographer for several years, he was born in Greece and currently resides in Scotland.

Some of his work has been reproduced in the Daily Record newspaper and he has also had work published in a number of photography magazines and books.

In 2011 Dimitri founded Landscape Photography Magazine. He is the editor and currently writing articles every month for the publication.


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