You're Invited: Secret Wanders With a Camera

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Inspiring Photo Walks, by Invitation    

Wednesday 11th September 7am - 4pm:  Dragonflies Shoot-Edit-Print  | £145  3 people Max  (includes brunch & A3 fine art print) - 1 Place Left

Sunday 22nd September 6.45pm - 8.45pm:  Twilight on the Wharfe: Bat & Otter Walk | £35  - 2 Places Left

Secrets Private Lessons 

(Limited availability, please contact before purchasing)

Half-Day (3-4hours): In Search of Owls | £145 (flat-rate)

Full-Day (7 hours approx): Gardens Shoot, Edit, Print | £260 (flat-rate) 

Dragon Flies @ Dawn: Shoot, Edit, Print

Location: The Studio, 95 Main st, Burley in Wharfedale LS29 7BU & Ilkley Area
Date: Wednesday 11th September 2024, 7am - 3pm
Terrain: Well-pathed easy walking with some potentially muddy paths & long grass.
Max number: 3

Heading to a local hotspot for damsels and dragonflies we’ll aim to catch the peak of these stunning insects just before they start getting too active. With luck they’ll be catching the early morning light, adorning some crisp dew droplets.

During the shoot, with a small group (3 max) I’ll be sharing my top photography tips and advice based on your own experience and equipment, ensuring you get some high-quality, creative photos suitable to make a subsequent fine art print. 

Following the morning’s shoot we’ll head to a local eatery, for some freshly prepared brunch, included in the ticket price. 

Having refuelled, we’ll head back to the studio to select, edit and print a favourite shot from the morning.   

I'll be sharing the tips and tricks I've learned from nearly 20 years of digital editing experience to help you get the best from your own shots, including specialist techniques like focus stacking.

We'll finish the workshop by creating an A3 print of your favourite photo using a professional-grade printer on thick, fine-art cotton paper giving your photo a professional quality finish.

A Macbook Pro with Adobe Software installed is available for hire on this workshop. 

What Can I Expect?

During the walk, edit and print I will be on hand to help you:
  • Take a creative approach to photographing Gardens and flowers, finding your unique style
  • Getting the best results from your camera and its settings
  • Understand how the light affects your photographs and how you can use it to achieve fantastic results
  • With individual advice and guidance throughout the walk, tailored to your aims and wishes
  • Best photo editing techniques, approach and tools
  • A stunning professionally edited and printed photograph to take home

What if it's rainy or cloudy?

In the unlikely event of cloud or even rain (ahem...this is Yorkshire). We willl continue to explore the stunning photo opportunities in the local area. The great thing about our location is that it looks fresh and stunning in all weather! And taking photos in all elements is a great way to improve your creative and photography skills.

Whatever the weather on the day, I can promise an insightful and rewarding walk that will help you develop your skills and have a great time doing it. 

Twilight on the Wharfe: Otter & Bat Walk

Location: Ilkley, LS29
Date: Sunday 22nd September 6.45pm - 8.45pm
Terrain: Well-pathed with uneven muddy sections of path
Max number: 4

As the banks of the Wharfe get quieter, activity around the water livens up.  Armed with some state-of-the-art tech, this short walk will open a new world of wildlife activity. Using a thermal scope and digital bat detector, as a small group we’ll gain a unique insight in the wharfe’s wild inhabitants. 


Key species we’ll be looking for will be otters, several species of bats and owls. 


What Can I Expect?

During the walk, I will be on hand to help you:
  • Take a creative approach to how you photograph stunning scenery and wildlife to this special location
  • Understand how the light affects your photographs and how you can use it to achieve fantastic results
  • With individual advice and guidance throughout the walk, tailored to your aims and wishes

What if it's rainy or cloudy?

In the unlikely event of cloud or even rain (ahem...this is Yorkshire). We willl continue to explore the blossoms in the local area. The great thing about springtime is that it looks fresh and stunning in all weather. And taking photos in all elements is a great way to improve your creative and photography skills.


Whatever the weather on the day, I can promise an insightful and rewarding walk that will help you develop your skills and have a great time doing it. 


Private Lessons (Half-Day): In Search of Owls

I've been watching and photographing owl near and far for many years now and every sighting still brings a rush of excitement. July can be a great time to spot owls, but with great opportunity comes great responsibility. With this private workshop I'll be sharing best approaches to responsibly watch and photograph one of our most iconic and enigmatic bird species.

Private Lessons (Full-Day): Stunning Garden Photography Shoot-To-Print

The vibrant floral displays of Summer are all the more beautiful for their fleeing nature. Learn how to balance powerful composition techniques with appropriate camera settings for picture-perfect prints. With half the session focussed on practical photo techniques the second half will be spent looking at editing to get the best to of the photos and you'll go home with a professional A3 print.

Can I bring children?

From an early age, photography has played such a key role in my life. As part of my desire to champion photography to young people I offer free places for under 16s when accompanied by a paying adult

What if the weather forecast is bad?

You may be surprised just how many bad forecasts result in beautiful days - it happens a lot!

Walking Photography will always try and proceed with a planned photo walk. If extreme weather conditions or severe accessibility issues arise, then the walk date will rearranged for a convenient date. 

What if the weather is bad? 

It is surprisingly rare to have an event that is completely marred by the weather. With a deep to commitment to offering fun and enjoyable photo walks and workshops, if the event is judged to have been ruined by the weather participants will be given a 50% discount voucher off a future Photo Walk workshop up to the same value. 

Can I bring my camera phone or tablet?

Yes! We welcome camera phone and tablet walkers on most photo walks. There are some events like Get a Grip Course and the Night Photo Walks where you require manual functions on your camera. Such events are clearly noted in the descriptions.

What is the accessibility like? 

Accessibility varies widely from event to event. Please get in touch with any accessibility questions.

Walking Photography also offers Private Leisure Tours at a fixed rate that can be tailored to address any accessibility needs.