Photography Courses & Guided Walks

ABOUT

. . . my photography and my writing is all about a passion, a life long love affair, with the hills. Everything I’ve done comes from that.

Whilst my photography courses teach technique and help you to understand and utilise the power of your digital camera they also, by walking through the landscape, help you interpret and appreciate the location, prevailing light conditions and the changing seasons. I will talk about the overall philosophy behind my photography and imbibe something of the passion and flair that is required to produce images beyond the ordinary. I will talk about the history, geology, flora and fauna of the region and show you some of the special things that I know whilst at the same time covering specific aspects of photography.

The aim is to have a good time whatever the location or prevailing weather, to enjoy the landscape, whilst at the same time covering the essential elements of photography. I will help you get the best possible results from your equipment and at the end of the course we will be looking for a definite progression in both technique and results.

Groups will be relatively small and throughout our trips through the countryside I will be talking to the group as a whole and addressing the needs of individuals. Days will be flexible and adapted to suit the individual performance and prevailing weatherconditions. Opportunity will be offered to photograph at the best times of the day, early morning or in the evening.

Individuals must bring their own camera equipment and preferably this should be digital to allow an end of the session  critique and appraisal whilst viewing on the laptop or through digital projection.

Please get in touch to find out more.

Additional Information

Walks and courses can be suited to individual requirements and prevailing conditions.
Individual or small groups catered for.

Daily Rates are £350 (which includes VAT) for an individual or a group of  up to four people. Larger groups may be accommodated by agreement. Advance booking is essential and a deposit of £100.00 (non returnable) is required to confirm a booking.

Some suggested Lakeland outings: 

Loughrigg Tarn,
Little Loughrigg,
Eltermere and Skelwith Force.
Blea Tarn and Side Pike.
Tarns Hows.
Round of Rydal Water.
Langdale Pikes.
Bowfell.

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Guided Walks

Explore the Lake District, high or low fells, lakes and waterfalls, the fascinating, the spectacular with a local expert. Routes selected to suit the individual or group with an eye to the weather and season. Select your preferred mountain location, or go by my recommendation depending on your experience and ambitions. Bag some ‘Birkett’s’ with Bill Birkett!

Bill Birkett Patagonia

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Photography Courses

The aim is to have a good time whatever the location or prevailing weather, to enjoy the landscape, whilst at the same time covering the essential elements of photography. I will help you get the best possible results from your equipment and at the end of the course we will be looking for a definite progression in both technique and results.

Bill Birkett Patagonia

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Further Afield

Naturally Bill Birkett, in his capacity has travel writer, author and photographer, walker, trekker, climber and mountaineer, has travelled to Britain’s most beautiful regions and many of the special areas of the world. For those who wish to visit these places beyond England’s Lake District particular arrangements can be made. Please get in touch.

To be amongst them, climb them, walk them, listen to them, with the free wind on my face and the sun on my back, to photograph and write about them is all I ever wanted.

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015394 35681

Mobile 07789 304 949

6 Benfield
Grasmere
Cumbria
LA22 9RD

Get In Touch

I would love to hear from you.

Bill Birkett  Rock Climber - Author - Photographer
Michael Webster   site designer - www.michaelwebster.co.uk - email: michael@michaelwebster.co.uk