If the Coronavirus Pandemic has taught me anything, it’s the mental health benefits of being out and about in the countryside enjoying the landscape around us, and what better way to do so than with your camera!
I believe passionately that landscape photography is a great way to relax, take in the world around us and exercise our creative side. I’m determined to help people develop the skills needed to safely get out in the great outdoors and take incredible photographs by running regular Photowalks in Snowdonia, The Peak District and the Lake District.
How does it work?
My Group Photowalks are available to book for an upfront fee and include an online planning session before the walk to meet the group and plan the route. These walks usually run for approximately 5 hours and will take place in Snowdonia, the Peak District and Lake District.
Photowalks are desiged to take in the scenery around us but can be tailored to focus on the areas of photography your group would like to practice or learn more about. If all you’re looking for is a guided day out in the hills then a Neon Light Photowalk is for you!
Whether complete beginners looking to get to grips with their cameras or photography enthusiasts looking to be shown around the best spots to shoot. The needs of your group will be discussed in advance to ensure the route is run to cover what you’d like to get out of the day.
Photo Hike Routes in North Wales
I’m always adding new routes but here are some of my favourites, if there’s a location or peak you’d like to visit just let me know and I’ll plan a suitable route for us together.
Stwlan Dam, Moelwyn Mawr & Rhosydd Quarry
Nantlle Ridge, Prince of Wales Quarry & Beddgelert Forest
Tryfan & the Ogwen Valley
Who are the walks for?
Neon Light Photowalks are ideal for amateur photographers looking to improve their skills, as well as more experienced photographers looking for new places and routes to walk. The walks are designed to be an opportunity to learn from each other and share experiences in a relaxed enjoyable walk in the countryside.
Photowalks are also great for those just looking to experience the great outdoors and take in the incredible views our countryside has to offer.
What will I get out of a Neon Light Photowalk?
I want as many people as possible to get out and enjoy the great outdoors, my photo walks are designed with two primary objectives –
- Give you great subjects to photograph in some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK.
- Help you improve your photography and navigation skills so you can take incredible photographs safely.
Most of my walks are 4-5 hours across a range of terrain and are tailored to those taking part. Before we go we’ll have a short zoom planning session to ensure everyone knows the route and has the right equipment. It’s also an opportunity to find out exactly what each participant is looking to get out of the day.
How strenuous are the Photowalks?
Group photowalks are tailored to those taking part but are usually 5 hours and cover a range of terrain. I love climbing mountains so a good level of fitness is required for most of my routes but If you’re unsure please ask, at the end of the day I want you to enjoy the walk as much as me!
What to expect on the day
Once you have contacted me to enquire about a group photowalk, we will arrange a date, location and time to meet. The week before we’ll plan the objectives for the day, a location to meet and anything else we need to confirm. I like to ensure I know exactly what clients expect or would like to cover before the day. I am conscious that we all learn differently and I, therefore, want to ensure that you and your group get the most out of the day. This also allows me to look out any materials I feel may benefit you beforehand, and recommend any equipment that may help you too.
On the day we will meet at our pre-arranged location. We will then set off on our pre-planned route, most include at least 2/3 locations in which we will spend a good period of time taking photographs and exploring the landscape. Most of my routes take about 3 hours to walk so the extra 2 hours gives us plenty of time to stop and take pictures along the way, after all being out in the great outdoors is a big part of photography.
Although my routes are often repeated, every day is different as we aim to work with the weather, mood and light of the day to utilise what nature presents to us. This adds much excitement to the day and again, allows you to react in real time to possible photographic opportunities.
for the first person,
for each additional person
up to a maximum of 4
- 4/5 hour photo walk
- Pre walk planning session
- Travel to and from the chosen location
- Food and drink
- Camera equipment or personal injury insurance
- Warm waterproof clothing
- Sturdy footwear
- Food and fluid
Recommended but Not Essential
- Change of lenses
- Other camera accessories (eg trigger remote)
If you’re interested in booking a Neon Light Photography Workshop please complete the enquiry by clicking the button below and I’ll be in touch as soon as I can.
Terms and Conditions
A £50 deposit is required to secure your workshop date. The remaining amount is due the week before the workshop.
Although I will be leading the route we walk, you are responsible for your own safety and equipment for the duration of the workshop. I cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage of equipment or injury to self.
To ensure safety, if adverse weather conditions are forecast the workshop may need to be cancelled or rescheduled to an alternative date/time. Along with checking weather conditions before the day, we will also review conditions throughout the day and may decide to change our route if the weather requires it. There are some routes that are not safe in some conditions and so I cannot guarantee visiting any requested location.
Covid-19 Restrictions – If a local or national travel ban is in place during the date of the workshop, an alternative date will be arranged. Current restrictions require that groups cannot be larger than 6 people. If these conditions change group sizes may be able to increase.