Night Sky Photography Hiking in the Lake District

£ 180

Great Langdale, Ambleside

Night Sky Photography Hiking in the Lake District
Great Langdale, Ambleside
Max. group size: 3
Cancellation: Strict
Duration: 6 hours
£ 180

Activity Highlights:

Join us for a captivating Night Sky Photography Course in the Lake District. We will be gathering at the Old Dungeon Ghyll Car Park, which is a National Trust site, three hours before sunset. This will set the stage for an unforgettable adventure that involves capturing the sunset from the summit of Bowfell (902m), with England’s highest peaks, Scafell and Scafell Pike, serving as the perfect backdrop.

Key Details:

  • Duration: Approximately 6 hours
  • Group Size: Limited to 1-3 people
  • Cost: 1-to-1 (£180), 2 people (£200), 3 people (£210)

Key Skills:

  • Planning a night sky photography trip
  • Equipment usage and care
  • Camera settings (aperture, shutter speed, and ISO)
  • Focusing techniques
  • Composition for stunning astrophotography
  • Light painting
  • Post-processing

Course Breakdown

Our journey begins by climbing Bowfell to witness a breathtaking sunset over Scafell and Scafell Pike. As we descend to Three Tarns, we capture the tranquil reflection of stars on the still water of the tarn and photograph the night sky. Continuing our descent via ‘The Band,’ we pause to capture the enchanting Milky Way. The course encompasses planning, equipment, camera settings, focusing techniques, composition, light painting, and post-processing.

This hands-on approach provides participants with a rich understanding of astrophotography, ensuring you leave not just with stunning images but also with the knowledge to continue capturing the beauty of the night sky independently.

Prerequisites

No previous experience is required. Suitable for beginners and those with some photography knowledge. Under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian also taking part in the activity.

Why Choose Us

Benefit from a guide with 35+ years in mountaineering and landscape photography. Our seasoned expert started capturing adventures, evolving into an art form. With a focus on timeless mountain grandeur, changing light beauty, and ascent character, our guide ensures both a physically and visually rewarding Scottish Highlands experience.

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What's Included:

  • Guided photography tour
  • Expert tuition
  • Tailored guidance based on skill level
  • Unique vantage points for capturing the night sky

What's Not Included:

  • Personal photography equipment (bring your camera and tripod)
  • Food and flask of hot drink
  • Warm clothing (including spares)
  • Head torch and spare batteries

Group Size of 2 and above: 44% discount

Group Size of 3 and above: 61% discount

Discounts

Discounts

Group Size of 2 and above: 44% discount

Group Size of 3 and above: 61% discount

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Absolutely! The course is tailored for both beginners and those with some experience. We provide expert guidance to help you grasp the essentials of night sky photography.

Bring your camera, tripod, and personal kit, including spare warm clothing. Don’t forget a head torch with spare batteries. We’ll guide you on how to make the most of your equipment during the course.

While young people under 18 are welcome, they must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian participating in the course. We strive to create a safe and enjoyable environment for all participants.

Yes, the course is available on a one-to-one or small-group basis. Enjoy the experience with friends or family. For small groups, we offer discounted rates for 2 and 3 persons.

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  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount.
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  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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