Rydal Water for Introduction to Landscape
CREDIT: Mike Kitson LRPS

Introduction to Landscape Photography

Event info

Starting out in Landscape Photography can be a little intimidating at times; the amount of landscape around us, whether urban or rural, provides almost too much choice and the many questions around which lens to use, or whether to use a tripod/filters etc just adds to the confusion.

This workshop is designed primarily for complete beginners to landscape photography although it may be useful for those who also just want to improve and move away from the “standard” image. The workshop is in two parts; firstly a 90 minute Zoom session, designed to find out about your wants, needs and experience as well as talking through some of the basic hints and tips for landscape imagery; following the call you will receive full notes. The second part is a field trip where you can put the advice into practice as well as start to develop your own style and approach.

The field trips will be at Rydal Water and Grasmere, a location that offers us a wide range of landscape opportunities, both grand vistas as well as woodland and more intimate images. There are two field trips being offered, one on the weekend as well as a midweek one; each of these will have a maximum of six participants. If time allows there may be the opportunity towards the end of each day to move to a local café or hotel for a cup of tea and the chance to have a look at the images taken.

The Zoom session and field trips will be led by Mike Kitson LRPS.

Maximum participants : 6

Meals : Please bring a packed lunch, plus any other snacks and drinks you may require.

Clothing and equipment : It can be cold, so a waterproof jacket and warm clothing are recommended. Walking boots are essential. Camera, lenses, tripod, filters. Please also ensure you bring along appropriate bags for carrying your photographic equipment.

Challenges and accessibility : The two workshops will be on generally flat terrain but it can be a little rocky or boggy in parts.

Toilet facilities : There is a Public toilet on site near White Moss car park, otherwise it's the nearest bush!

Other costs : As at August 2021, the White Moss Car Park costs £2 per hour, payable on entry.

Bad weather plan : If bad weather is forecast, the dates for the workshops can be rescheduled but only if absolutely necessary. Arrangements for the workshops will be finalised during the initial Zoom session.

This will be a group C event.

Ticket prices for this event include a £2 carbon offsetting charge.  For more information click here.

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Event Organiser

Dave Glenn (Landscape Group Member Events Manager)


Cancellation policy

Cancellation by You

If you wish to cancel your booking PLEASE let the event leader / organiser know with as much notice as possible. If nothing else, this can avoid them delaying the start of the event while they wait for you.

If you have paid for an event, please note that this fee/ticket price is non-refundable unless we are able to sell your place to somebody else. You are welcome to sell your place yourself but, again, PLEASE notify the event leader / organiser in advance of any change.

Cancellation by us

Event leaders are asked to make plans for alternative activities or locations in the case of poor weather and, in most cases, events will proceed despite poor weather unless, in the view of the event leader, the weather will lead to unacceptable safety risks or very little chance of successful photography. It is inevitable, however, that occasionally an event will be cancelled for this or another reason beyond the RPS’s control.

Occasionally an event may also be cancelled owing to lack of bookings. So if you wish to attend an event, don’t leave it till the last minute to book as it may be too late.

If an event is cancelled we will give you as much notice as we are able and any payment by you to the RPS in respect of the event offered as a full refund. In the case of events cancelled because of lack of interest we will aim to give at least three weeks’ notice wherever possible.

Please note we are NOT able to refund any associated or consequential costs including but not limited to travel, accommodation, insurance premium or other costs incurred by you in order to attend the event.


White Moss Lower car park

( OS Grid Reference NY 35033 06519 )


Ambleside, Cumbria

LA22 9SD