Photography Workshops at Keswick Mountain Festival

Running from 18 - 22 May, the Keswick Mountain Festival will this year be hosting a series of photography workshops covering topics such as landscapes, hillwalking, climbing and mountian biking.

Hillwalking photography, 109 kb
Hillwalking photography
© Dave Willis

The National Academy for Sport and Outdoor Photography (NASOP) are running several courses at the festival including Landscape Photography with Tommy Martin; Introduction to Digital Photography with Jon Sparks, author of Cicerone's Outdoor Photography guide; and two half-day slots on Action Photography concentrating on climbing and mountain biking.

It will also be possible to join Alan Hinkes, the first British climber to reach the summit of all 14 of the World's 8000 metre peaks, and professional outdoor photographer Dave Willis on a guided photographic fell walk on the Borrowdale Hills. This offers the opportunity to pick up tips in the field, direct from the experts. The day includes technical instruction, pointers on looking for great subjects, photographing people in the landscape and learning about mountain photography. Participants will need to dress for a day-long fell walk and bring their own food, drink and of course camera.

Cost: £145 per person

Date: Thurs 19 May 09:00-17:00

Meeting point: NASOP tent in the festival Base-camp area at Crow Park.

Booking essential

Dave Willis is the creator and founding member of NASOP, and has over 25 years of professional experience as one of the UK's leading outdoor photographers with work published in many outdoor magazines and media. He has worked as a national press photographer and as an expedition photographer in Patagonia. He has worked on many advertising and brochure photo-shoots both in the UK and abroad with well known names in the outdoor industry and is a leading photography contributor to Cumbria Tourism and the Lake District National Park Authority. Dave has also published several books on location photography and sports events. For the last seven years he has been the visiting lecturer in photography at Kendal Creative Arts Centre at Kendal College and has taught hundreds of students in that time. Dave continues to offer personal photography coaching and photography workshops through NASOP and his work can be viewed on his website.

For more info and to book courses see the Keswick Mountain Festival website.

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