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 Merseyside, Snowdonia, The Peak District and the Lake District.
How does it work?
My Group Photowalks & Workshops are available to book for an upfront fee with the longer routes in the mountains including an online planning session before the walk to meet the group and plan the route. My walks usually run for approximately 5 hours and will take place in Merseyside, Snowdonia, the Peak District and Lake District.
Photo walks are designed to take in the scenery around us but can be tailored to focus on the areas of photography the group members 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 you’re a complete beginner looking to get to grips with your camera or a photography enthusiast looking to be shown around the best spots to shoot, I’ll find the perfect walk just for you.
I plan routes all through the year and advertise them on my website for anyone to book, alternatively for a more personalised route for you and your group, I can arrange a bespoke walk just for you, if you’re interested in this please click here to get in touch.
My photography workshops are a great way to improve your existing photography skills & learn new ones. Each workshop/class lasts 2 hours and will explore compositional skills, camera functions, how to “train your eye” and more. Workshops are kept to a maximum of 4 people, cost £30 per person and run year round so keep an eye on my events page for all of my upcoming workshops.
If there’s one thing I’m known for it’s my photography walks to Hilbre Island. If you’ve ever joined me on a *Free Hilbre Walk, you’ll know just how beautiful this little island is. Throughout the year I also plan in extra special walks to Hilbre, many over the High Tide.
New Year on Hilbre
Join me on New Years day as we venture out across the sands to celebrate the arrival of 2022. This special walk will operate as my other free walks do, just book and join me for a brisk new years walk.
The Bluebell Covered Isle
Did you know that in May Hilbre is completely covered in fields of Bluebells? Well, now you do!
Join me for an over the High Tide walk like no other as we marvel at this bluebell covered Isle – Date to be confirmed – Apr/May 2022
High Tides and Grey Seals
Following the success of my 2021 walks, join me for a summers afternoon on Hilbre as we get cut off from the mainland by the High Tide. We’ll spend about 4 hours exploring this little island surrounded by nothing but water and grey seals – Multiple dates, Summer 2022.
Photo Walks In Snowdonia
Cnicht Peak Photo Walk
Saturday 9th October 2021 – Cost £65pp
Stwlan Dam, Moelwyn Mawr & Rhosydd Quarry
This beautiful walk takes in the long winding road that leads down from Stwlan Dam near Blaenau Ffestiniog, Snowdonia & Is available to book year round.
Nantlle Ridge, Prince of Wales Quarry & Beddgelert Forest
Perfect for Autumn/Winter Sunrises this route offers views across to Snowdon, a ridge scramble and a visit to an old abandoned quarry.
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.
Each pre-arranged walk/workshop is priced individually and the price is shown on the booking page. Most workshops start at £30pp with full day walks about £65pp.
For those wishing to book an exclusive group walk I charge £115 for the first person then £50pp there after up to a maximum of 8 people.
If this is outside your budget or you have specific requirements please get in touch, I’m always happy to find a solution that works for both of us.
- 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
For Neon Light Photo walks a £10 deposit is required per person booking to secure your place. Places will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis to the first 8 people to pay the deposit. In both cases, the remaining fee is due 7 days before the walk.
All participants must be over the age of 18 on the day of the walk to take part.
By booking a place and paying the deposit, participants confirm that they are fit and healthy enough to complete their booked route. Please see the route details on the event page and confirm you can complete the route before booking.
Although I will be leading the route we walk, you are responsible for your own safety and equipment for the duration of the walk. I cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage of equipment or injury to participants.
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. Some routes are not safe in some conditions, so I cannot guarantee to visit any requested location.
Neon Light will offer an alternative suitable date for the walk to take place in the unlikely event of cancellation. If a participant withdraws causing an event to be cancelled no refund will be offered.
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. If a participant cannot take part due to a requirement to isolate, either by testing positive for COVID19 or because of a request by Test & Trace, the booking for that participant may be transferred to an alternate date in the future.