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Our Workshop Year 2016

Our Workshop Year 2016

As our 2016 season of workshops has now come to a close we’re turning our attention to planning for 2017, but I thought a quick look back at our sixth year of workshops would be in order first! Our visits to Malham proved to be as rewarding as ever throughout the year. It’s always a […]

Workshop Report – Malham October 2016

Workshop Report – Malham October 2016

Despite a midweek weather forecast of heavy rain, Saturday morning arrived with pleasant early autumn weather and a revised forecast for a dry day so we were somewhat happier about the prospect of the day’s photography ahead as we settled in to the snug at the Lister Arms for our introductory talk and slide-show over […]

Photographing Autumn Colours in Yorkshire

Photographing Autumn Colours in Yorkshire

Despite the recent mini-heatwave there are definite hints of autumn in the air with the nights drawing in and one or two lovely morning mists – lovely for the landscape photographer at least, not necessarily the commuter! Autumn has to be my favourite time for landscape photography and the period of optimum autumn colour never […]

The Yorkshire Dales – National Parks Week

The Yorkshire Dales – National Parks Week

This week is National Parks Week, an annual celebration of Britain’s most beautiful landscapes, so we though we should mark the occasion with a little celebration of our own of the Yorkshire Dales – our nearest national park and the location of all of our workshops! Think of the Dales and often the first thing […]

Workshop Report – Malham June 2016

Workshop Report – Malham June 2016

We arrived at Malham on a pleasant sunny morning, but with a boot full of umbrellas as the forecast was for a possible heavy shower in the afternoon, and settled in to the always welcoming Lister Arms for our introduction and a look at some images over tea and coffee.  Setting off across the meadows […]

Yorkshire Photography Locations – Skipton Woods

Yorkshire Photography Locations – Skipton Woods

I’ve been lucky enough to have a commissioned shoot to a couple of beautiful Yorkshire woodlands this spring on behalf of the Woodland Trust including the delightful Skipton Woods which is well worth a visit if you’ve never been. I was charged with photographing spring woodland and bluebells and my first visit in late April […]

Workshop Report – Bolton Abbey May 2016

Workshop Report – Bolton Abbey May 2016

The weather forecast for our second spring visit to Bolton Abbey and Strid Wood looked ideal with sunshine predicted in the morning and a bit more cloud cover in the afternoon for the woodland, so we were hopeful of a great day’s photography ahead as we sat down for our introductory talk and slide-show in […]

Workshop Report – Malham March 2016

Workshop Report – Malham March 2016

Our first visit to Malham of the new season had a weather forecast following a typical pattern of rain early on and some possible bright spells later in the day so we were confident of some good waterfall photography in the morning and hoped for some nice light at the end of the afternoon. We […]

Yorkshire Photography Locations – Saltaire

Yorkshire Photography Locations – Saltaire

We generally stick to landscape locations here on the Natural Light blog but for urban Yorkshire locations worthy of the landscape photographer’s attention the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Saltaire has to be high on the list! Saltaire was founded by Yorkshire textiles industrialist Titus Salt on the banks of the River Aire, and it […]

Time of Year and Direction of Light

Time of Year and Direction of Light

Light is a subject that we talk about rather a lot on our workshops. Different times of day – sunrise, sunset, twilight and weather conditions all play their part in determining how your selected landscape subject is lit. Also, time of year has a big impact on lighting your subject due to the different direction […]

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