If you’re looking to improve your photography or photograph some of the UK’s most impressive scenery why not consider some 1:1 tuition with Neon Light?
I believe passionately that landscape photography is a great way to relax, take in the world around you and exercise your creative side. Of course, knowing how to take a great photograph as well as the settings needed to capture them is one of the biggest challenges and often cause people to feel disheartened by their shots.
If you’d like to learn how to use your camera, the settings needed to take great shots, and explore new locations why not book some private tuition with a local landscape photographer!
How does it work?
My one-to-one photography workshops and photo walks are available to prebook for an upfront fee and, for longer walks, include an online planning session before the day for us to chat and plan the route.
I offer a range of lengths of workshops – 1-2 hours, 4 hours, 4-6 hours & 6 hours plus. The latter is great for an early morning sunrise or late-night sunset photo shoot. Each session is unique to you, it could include 3/4 different locations in a given area or a long walking route that takes in sweeping changing landscapes, whatever you prefer.
For longer routes, I usually run my photography workshops in Snowdonia, the Peak District and the Lake District but I love to travel around the UK so am happy to run a workshop near you if you prefer. I focus on the areas of photography you are looking to practice or learn more about; whether you’re a complete beginner looking to get to grips with your camera or a photography enthusiast looking to find a new location to shoot or a different eye on your favourite locations. Your needs will be discussed in advance to ensure you get the most out of our session together.
Photo Workshop Routes in North Wales
Looking for ideas for a potential photography workshop route? Take a look at some of my favourites below.
Stwlan Dam, Moelwyn Mawr & Rhosydd Quarry
Nantlle Ridge, Prince of Wales Quarry & Beddgelert Forest
Tryfan & the Ogwen Valley
Who are the walks for?
My on-to-one workshops 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 routes I walk are designed to be an opportunity to learn from each other and share experiences in a relaxed enjoyable walk in the countryside.
What will I get out of a Neon Light Photography Workshop?
I want as many people as possible to get out and enjoy the great outdoors, my photo walks & workshops 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 4-6 hours across a range of terrain and are tailored to those taking part. Before we go I’ll confirm your requirements and book a short zoom planning session to ensure the route/locations we’ll visit are just right and tailored to you.
How strenuous are the workshops?
In short, this is completely up to you, from city strolls to mountain climbs i can tailor a workshop just to you.
If you’re more interested in the walk and scenery rather than the photography side, perhaps a group walk would interest you more, you can find out about these here.
What to expect on the day
Once you have contacted me to enquire about a photography workshop, we will arrange a date, location and time. 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 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 including at least 2/3 locations in which we will spend a good period of time taking photographs and exploring the landscape. Although I’ll have my camera gear with me the day is for you so we’ll help each other find interesting compositions, discuss settings and ways to capture the scenery in front of us.
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.
Following the day, I will write up the points we spoke about during our time together. This gives you a list of advice and areas to work on moving forwards in your photographic journey (and a small memento to look back on).
for 4-6 hours
including sunset or sunrise
- One on one workshop/hike
- Pre-workshop remote planning session (4+ hour hikes only)
- Post-workshop roundup document / notes
- Travel to and from chosen workshop location(s)
- Food and drinks
- Camera 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.