Mon 2 Nov to Mon 30 Nov | 10am – 12.30pm | £60 (5 weeks) | Tutor Eric Pye
A chance to explore some of South Lakeland’s superb scenery at a photographer’s pace. Guided by photographer Eric Pye, each week will be at a different location, some well-known, others a little off the beaten track but always with plenty of photographic opportunities.
What will the course or workshop cover and how will it be taught? (max 150 words)
Guided walks through some of the area’s most photogenic locations, each with the idea of exploring the area and taking photographs. There will be no fixed curriculum for the walks, but there will be lots of suggestions and tips, with opportunity to ask questions and develop your landscape photography. The emphasis will be on practical, personal learning in an informal, sociable and enjoyable setting. Ideally, you will have at least some knowledge of how your camera works, but that is not essential, and have a desire to develop your skills. All aspects of landscape photography will be on offer during each walk and the exact content will be decided on the day based upon the needs and interests of the participants.
In accordance with government guidelines, please do not attend if you experience any Covid related symptoms. Social distancing will be adhered to during the sessions.
Participants will meet at the week’s location venue for a 10:00am start. Meeting points and walks will be confirmed and available on the Brewery website.
In case of adverse weather conditions, a session may be postponed. Attendees will need to provide phone/email contact details in order for the leader to give advance notice of postponement by the evening of the day before. If you cannot attend a session, please notify Eric as soon as possible email@example.com. No refunds can be given on sessions not attended.
What do I need to bring with me?
Clothing and footwear suitable for Lakeland walking in September, October and November. None of the walks will go onto the high fells, but some uphill will usually be involved. However, our pace will be very gentle, so only a good general level of fitness will be required. Some of the locations can be wet underfoot, so walking boots are recommended. We will be out for two and a half hours, so a drink and a snack might be advisable. Your camera, charged batteries, memory cards with plenty of space on and a tripod if you have one. Please note that the sharing of equipment should be avoided.
Are there any additional costs?
About the tutor
Eric is a photographer who likes to combine his love of the outdoors with a desire to produce something creative. He likes to try and convey something about the places in his images and does this with traditional landscape shots as well as more abstract ideas using camera movement and multiple exposures. As well as creating his own images, Eric now puts his years as a school teacher to good use teaching photography to groups, individuals and here at the Brewery. Eric is also a qualified Mountain Leader (Summer) Assessed.
You can find out more about him and his work at www.ericpyephotography.co.uk or on Facebook as Eric Pye Photography. To contact Eric email firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting Point Locations
Date/Time: 2 November, 10am
Walk: Whitbarrow. From the A5074 take the turning up The Row, which appears very suddenly. Follow single-track road through the village, almost to its end, to find parking which will be very tight.
What3words location pull in at side of road ///nightfall.flux.works
OS grid reference SD 44969 89426
Date/Time: 9 November, 10am
Walk: Grayrigg. Park responsibly anywhere in the village.
What3words location Opposite the church ///nerd.crows.jaws
OS grid reference SD 57861 97155
Date/Time: 16 November, 10am
Walk: Gait Barrows. Approx 700m North of Sliverdale Station, on Red Bridge Road, is a turn into Moss Lane, signed for Hawes Villa Farm. Drive to end of this lane and parking is through gate on right, opposite farm entrance.
What3words location ///fails.sandwich.compiler
OS grid reference SD 47891 76308
Date/Time: 23 November, 10am
Walk: Borwick Fold. A number of parking spaces available on the grass at the side of this stretch of road. What3words location At the roadside, next to the cattle grid. ///curtail.bullion.chase
OS grid reference SD 44389 97064
Date/Time: 30 November, 10am
Walk: Tilberthwaite. Drive carefully after leaving A593; narrow, twisty road.
What3words location Car Park ///prevented.slicing.digital
OS grid reference NY 30617 01014
To find out more about What3words visit https://what3words.com/about-us/
From the website: what3words is a really simple way to talk about location. Each 3m square in the world a unique 3-word address that will never change. For example ///cling.else.doll marks entrance to the Brewery Arts Centre.3 word addresses are easy to say and share, and are as accurate as GPS coordinates. Use the satellite view to give an accurate visual location.