Lake District Photography Workshop, April 2019


1st – 3rd Apr 2019

4 available


Date and Time
10am Monday 1st – 6pm Wednesday 3rd April 2019

Three 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 Monday 1st April 2019 
Ambleside Lake House
Waterhead Bay
Lake Rd
LA22 0HD 

Two 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 early spring is the perfect time of the year to visit the recently awarded UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Life is forming, flowers are blooming and the days are warmer. 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 (6.45am) allowing us to be on location for the start of the day before returning to the hotel for a hearty breakfast. I love the Lake District in the spring time.

During our three 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 three 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 all transport between locations in a modern and comfortable nine-seater Ford Tourneo minibus.

Double en-suite room (no single occupancy charged)

Ambleside Lake House
Waterhead Bay
Lake Rd
LA22 0HD 

Click here for hotel website

I offer return travel from Preston to the Lake District. I will be leaving Preston at 8.30am on Monday 1st April 2019 and arriving at around 9.30am at our hotel for the duration of the workshop, Ambleside Lake House. 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
Tree In The Mist, Rydal Water, Lake District
Tree In The Mist, Rydal Water, Lake District