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Malham Workshop August 2022

Looking out from Gordale Scar

At the start of the day we settled into the snug at The Lister Arms for our introductory talk over tea and coffee. We were heartened by the fine weather forecast for the day, with some cloud cover for the woods and waterfalls. Plus sunny intervals for the big viewpoints. However, there was a touch of sadness too as the August 2022 Malham Workshop was our FINAL Malham workshop…

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Workshop Report – Malham July 2022

Before writing up this report, I had a quick look back at last years visit to Malham, and what a huge difference! Last year we were lashed with heavy rain and dramatic clouds and this year couldn’t be more different! Wall to wall sunshine and bright blue skies.

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Workshop Report – Aysgarth June 2022

Waiting for some cloud cover at Lower Aysgarth Falls

We didn’t run a June Aysgarth workshop for the first few year of our workshops, preferring the early spring and autumn slots for a better chance of nice diffused light for the waterfalls. However, having tried it one year it’s been a firm favourite in the schedule ever since…

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Workshop Report – Bolton Abbey May 2022

Our second Spring visit to Bolton Abbey and Strid wood was now upon us. Although the two workshops are just 4 weeks apart, the woodland changes dramatically. The Bluebells, although there are a few are still around have now made way for the vast carpets of Wild Garlic.

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Workshop Report – Bolton Abbey April 2022

Bolton Abbey Photography Workshop

Our second workshop of the year brought about the long awaited return to Bolton Abbey in spring, after two years of missing out on the bluebells! A day of sunny intervals made the light challenging at times but we had some nice spells of cloud cover for photographing in Strid Wood and some good sunlight for photographing the abbey.

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Spring Impressions

Spring Impressions

There was a real feeling of spring in the air on our Aysgarth workshop last weekend! Although it seems winter is back this week, it won’t belong until our woodlands burst into life. As the fresh foliage emerges and woodland flowers come into bloom it’s a great time for a woodland visit with the camera. And while you’re there, why not create some Spring Impressions images by using intentional camera movement (ICM)?!

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Workshop Report – Aysgarth Falls, March 2022

We have officially kicked off the 2022 workshop season with our Aysgarth Falls tour. As I remember previous years we have been through every type or weather in March, including the only workshop we have cancelled due to snow!! This year couldn’t of been more different with bright sunshine, sunburnt faces and clear blue skies. Lovely to walk in and view the glorious Yorkshire countryside, but very difficult to capture the waterfalls!

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Workshop Report – Bolton Abbey November 2021

Autumn colours at The Strid

Our last workshop of a curtailed but rewarding workshop season took place at the weekend. As always, the season finale was taken enjoying the autumn colours in Strid Wood on our Bolton Abbey Autumn Workshop…

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Workshop Report – Aysgarth October 2021

Its been two years since our last workshop visit to Aysgarth, so we were very much looking forward to getting back to some photography at the waterfalls. Forecast was set to be perfect for the day being overcast with little to no wind.

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Workshop Report – Ribblehead September 2021

Photographing Ribblehead Viaduct

Our third workshop of 2021 marked the welcome return of our annual trip to Ribblehead to photograph the famous viaduct and wander in the shadow of Yorkshire’s three peaks amongst the extensive areas of limestone pavement. This rugged area of the Yorkshire Dales provided the dramatic location for our September 2021 workshop!

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Workshop Report – Malham August 2021

Our second workshop outing of 2021 and a return visit to Malham. The weather once again forecast as rain all day!!

We met up with the group at the Lister Arms for hot refreshments and our introduction to the workshop, plus our interpretation of what make a great landscape photograph. We describe 5 elements needed to capture the wow image, and one of them being light. Looking outside the pub window, there is little light and heavy summer rain! It’s a hard sell, but bad weather days often give the best opportunity for interesting images, and gaps in the clouds where light does break through is much better than a ‘boring’ bright sunny day for photography.

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Workshop Report – Malham July 2021

Photographing meadows in Malhamdale from the top viewpoint

We’re back!! Yesterday marked our first landscape photography workshop since 2019 and was a welcome return to Malham for our July 2021 workshop. It was great to be back in the snug at the Lister Arms as usual for a welcoming cup of coffee and our introductory talk. After out chat we set out on a rather rainy morning across the meadows towards the woods and Janet’s Foss…

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Wild Garlic Woodlands

Wild Garlic Woodlands

Mid May is one of my favourite times for exploring my local woods, as the wild garlic flowers come into full bloom. This May has been a case of dodging the rain but in between the showers there can be some great light for photographing the pretty white flowers in wild garlic woodlands…

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Middleton Woods

Bluebell Photography in Middleton Woods

Spring is a great time of year for the landscape photographer as our woodlands come to life with fresh green foliage and wildflowers. The most popular of those wildflowers has to be the native English bluebell and one of the best places to see these in abundance is at Middleton Woods, just north of Ilkley in Lower Wharfedale.

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Photographing Water in the Landscape

West Burton Waterfall

Whether it’s a fast-flowing river or raging waterfall, breaking waves at the coast or a perfectly still pool or lake offering a mirror-like reflection, water is a fascinating subject for landscape photography. In this feature, Mark has an in-depth look at all aspects of photographing water in the landscape…

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