The Three Peaks area provides some of the most dramatic scenery in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Rugged limestone pavement, lone trees, flat-topped fells and a famous viaduct are some of the highlights of this workshop based on a circular walk around Ribblehead.
After an initial briefing and refreshments, our tour begins with a look at the spectacular Ribblehead Viaduct, the 32m high twenty-four arch bridge carrying the Settle-Carlisle railway across the valley at Batty Moss at the head of the Ribble valley.
Our walk continues around the Ribblehead area, with the viaduct visible in the distance for most of the route taking in areas of limestone pavement with dramatic views toward Whernside, the highest of the Yorkshire Three Peaks in one direction and toward the flat-topped Ingleborough hill in the other. Along the way a couple of lone trees and numerous larger boulders add interest to the limestone scenery.
We also catch a glimpse of the third of the Yorkshire Three Peaks, Pen-Y-Ghent in the distance and finish off the day back at Batty Moss with a fine view toward Park Fell, Simon Fell and Ingleborough as the sun sets.
Approximate walking time – 3 hours.
Difficulty – Medium/strenuous.
What is involved – There are no particularly steep hills to climb, just a few inclines as the path makes its way across the valley but note that some of the terrain is very heavy-going across access land.
For a photographer, typically only around 20 per cent of your time is spent taking the actual pictures and the rest is devoted to post processing at a computer screen. It is a vastly important part of great photography and knowing a few tricks can transform your well-composed and exposed images into visually stunning works of fine art. As a supplement to your day’s workshop, we welcome you to join us the following day for an afternoon discussion and presentation of how to boost your images using Lightroom and Photoshop. The session is held in the centre of Harrogate and we invite you to bring along your favourite images from the workshop for helpful feedback by Sam and Mark. There is a small additional charge of £35 for this session.
We don’t have the facilities to make prints at the post-processing session, but we do offer a supplementary print service, so if you have a particular favourite image taken on the workshop day we can supply an unmounted A3 print on 100% cotton fine art paper. The print is supplied along with a CD containing the processed Photoshop file and a print-ready JPEG file of your image. The print service costs £35 including UK delivery and full details are supplied during the post-processing session.
There is also the opportunity to upload your images to a dedicated group on the image-sharing site Flickr, which is only accessible to workshop participants. This will enable you to continue discussing your work with us and your fellow students, so even after the workshop is over, there is continued support to help develop your photography further. You can find the group on flickr here.
Workshop Only – £120 per person
Workshop and Processing – £155 per person
Maximum – 6 persons
Please note that the post-processing session is held the day after the workshop in Harrogate. You can book online by using the buttons below via PayPal, or please tel: 01423 550138 or 07767 628764