Lake District Photography Workshop, November 2019


2nd – 5th Nov 2019

3 available


Date and Time
10am Saturday 2nd – 6pm Tuesday 5th November 2019

Four Days


Workshop Leader
Melvin Nicholson

Workshop Attendees

Photography Locations
Blea Tarn
Cathedral Cavern
Hodge Close Quarry
Rydal Water
A couple of hidden gems

Meeting Place
10am Saturday 2nd November 2019 at the hotel (to be announced)

Three nights B&B (own double en-suite room) Professional 1-2-1 tuition
Transport during the workshop
Free return transport from Preston if required (nine seater Ford Tourneo minibus)

Camera Insurance
All meals and drinks other than breakfast

Exertion Level
Easy / Medium – All locations within a mile from the car, some much closer. Some slippery rocks and uneven ground/rocky paths. A good level of fitness and mobility is required.

This three day Lake District landscape photography workshop during autumn is the perfect time of the year to visit the recently awarded UNESCO World Heritage Centre. The colours of the trees and leaves are changing to gorgeous oranges, reds and yellows and the days are getting cooler with the possibility of hoar frost. For landscape photography, it is just about perfect. It is quiet, peaceful and allows you to connect with nature in your own time free from the hustle and bustle of the summer visitors. Sunrise times are manageable (7.15am) allowing us to be on location for the start of the day before returning to the hotel for a hearty breakfast. Autumn in the Lake District is a very magical time indeed.

During our four days, we shall be visiting the stunning areas of Ullswater, Derwentwater, Rydal, Coniston and the Langdales.  From watching the warm golden glow of the setting sun as it lights up the sky with its pink hues over Ashness Landing Pier on Derwentwater to capturing the early morning light at the standing stones of the 3,200 year old stone circle at Castlerigg. From witnessing the beautiful and elegant wooden steamers moored up at Derwentwater to watching the light slowly illuminate the peaks of the Langdale Pikes from the shoreline of Blea Tarn at sunrise. There are so many viewpoints to marvel at, that you will want to return again time and time again.

This four day workshop is limited to just six people as I prefer to keep the group small and friendly while allowing you enough time with me on location. I provide the accommodation, dedicated professional 1-2-1 tuition, and transport between locations in a modern and comfortable nine-seater Ford Tourneo minibus.

Three nights B&B Double room, en-suite (no single occupancy charged)

The Coach House 
Lake Road
LA23 2EQ

Click here for hotel website

I offer return travel from Preston to the Lake District. I will be leaving Preston at 8.30am on Saturday 2nd November 2019 and arriving at around 9.30am at our hotel. I will meet and greet the workshop participants at 10am.

Our mode of transport for this workshop is my modern nine-seater long wheelbase Ford Tourneo minibus. This ensures that there is plenty of space for us all including luggage, clothing and camera equipment. The minibus also provides three pin plug sockets for charging up camera batteries on the go as well as several USB ports for charging up mobile phones. There is dedicated heating for rear passengers.

Ford Tourneo, Melvin Nicholson Photography
Ford Tourneo, Melvin Nicholson Photography

Tripadvisor Reviews ( Read all reviews here )

Tripadvisor Lake District Reviews below (click on the review headers to read in Tripadvisor)

Lake District October 2017
Well what can I say about Melvin’s Workshops, his enthusiasm is infectious. His knowledge of where to get “the shot” is second to non. He lists the locations he is going to take you & if conditions are not right he will move on to the next & not just let you take a photo. If anybody has any doubts about booking on one of his workshops don’t hesitate, you will come away feeling you have learned a lot.
Michael Hardi UK
Lakes October 2017
Melvin is a very talented photographer and also an excellent coach and organiser. This 4 day workshop achieved the top end of my expectations and was an excellent learning experience – not just for photo composition but also for image review and processing. I recommend it highly.
John Sexton UK
Autumn Mist, Derwentwater, Keswick, Lake District
Autumn Mist, Derwentwater, Keswick, Lake District