Wildlife & Waterfalls 3 Day Photography Workshop


Note: £80 is a deposit only.
Total price is £399 and the remaining balance of £319 must be made via bank transfer by the 30th June 2017.

Price Includes two nights accommodation.



Alan Hewitt Photography Alan Hewitt Photography & LEE Filters

At a glance

2017 Dates & Prices: TBA. £399 per person, £80 Deposit.
Please contact me if you wish to pay the full balance immediately.
Maximum participants: 10 per workshop. On days 2 and 3 we split into two groups.
Private workshops? Sorry, private workshops are not available.


We recommend a DSLR camera with a 70-300mm / 100-400 lens for versatility. This will be ideal for the
deer at Studley Royal and also the red squirrels hide. For the waterfalls we recommend a wide angle lens and also a telephoto as above for more abstract style images.

A tripod is essential for the waterfalls and it may also be useful for the deer photography if you find your lens heavy to handhold. Beanbags are provided for the red squirrels hide but you can of course bring your own if you wish.

Spare batteries and memory cards are absolutely essential. Polarising filters are a good idea too if you have one. We can do some sessions on photo processing using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop so a laptop can be useful if you have one.

Wellington boots, hiking boots etc are recommended and appropriate warm and dry clothing for expected weather conditions.


We’ll be staying at Eastfield Lodge guest house in the market town of Leyburn in Wensleydale where have a mixture of twin and double rooms. Some same sex sharing will be required for twin rooms and couples will be given priority for double rooms. Breakfast is included and there is WIFI access and parking.

For more information on Eastfield Lodge, click here.

There is ample car parking at all our locations (full information on meeting points will be provided). National Trust members can park for free at Studley Royal. At Aysgarth waterfalls and the red squirrels hide, parking is around £4-£5 per day.

Toilets are close to the car park at Studley Royal and at Aysgarth. There are no toilets at the red squirrel hide.


Unfortunately, this trip is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with very poor mobility due to uneven ground. A moderate level of agility and fitness is required for each location.


I’ve teamed up with professional photographer Nick Watson for these three day photography workshops which combine the skills and techniques associated with landscape and wildlife photography. We’ll be visiting three fantastic locations across Yorkshire; the Studley Royal deer park near Ripon, Aysgarth Falls in the Yorkshire Dales and exlcusive use of a private red squirrel hide with a reflection pool. Bed & breakfast accommodation at the Eastfield Lodge guest house in Leyburn is also included.

Red Deer Stag, Wildlife & Waterfalls Photography WorkshopRed Stag

Nick is an extremely talented and creative landscape photographer and we are both sponsored by LEE Filters for our landscape photography workshops. This means we’ll have a collection of industry leading filters and accessories for everybody to make use of at Studley Royal and Aysgarth Falls. Waterfalls are fascinating subjects for photographers. They provide an ideal subject for learning how to get to grips with the creative potential of manual exposure and the use of filters. We’ll show you how to take the photographs you want to take, not what your camera thinks you want to take!

Aysgarth Falls, Wildlife & Waterfalls Photography WorkshopAysgarth Falls, 3 stop hard edged and 2 stop soft edged graduated filters.


On day 1, (16th October) we’ll meet at the Studley Royal Deer Park, part of Fountains Abbey near Ripon in North Yorkshire. We’ll spend the day photographing the Fallow, Red and Sika deer. Although any annual deer rut action can be unpredictable we’ll be very well placed to see any stags rutting for dominance. After the light fades we’ll head to our accommodation in Leyburn on the fringe of the Yorkshire Dales.

Red Deer, Wildlife & Waterfalls Photography WorkshopRed Deer

On days 2 & 3 we’ll split into two groups. One group will spend the day photographing the drama of the waterfalls at Aysgarth in the Yorkshire Dales and the other group will visit a fantastic private red squirrel hide where we have exclusive use of the facility, including a reflection pool. It’s an amazing location to photograph these very photogenic and rare native mammals! We’ll swap over on day 3.

During the evenings in Leyburn, we can go out for a few beers, talk photography etc. Or, if you prefer some time alone, don’t worry – we’re flexible and won’t be offended!

Red Squirrel, Wildlife & Waterfalls Photography WorkshopRed squirrel
Aysgarth Falls, Wildlife & Waterfalls Photography WorkshopAysgarth Falls Abstract

Throughout the three days Nick and I will be on hand at all times to give you as much or as little guidance and tuition as you’d like. Bring a laptop if you have one and we can spend some time looking at techniques associated with post processing. We’ll both have access to Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop on our laptops.

Red Squirrel, Wildlife & Waterfalls Photography WorkshopRed squirrel

Nick is also advertising this photography workhsop on his website, click here to visit.

Please ensure you have read and understood our workshop terms and conditions before you make a booking. Some same sex room sharing may be required. Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries.

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