Snowdonia House Party

Snowdonia National Park and Anglesey, Wales

Snowdonia House Party

Snowdonia National Park and Anglesey, Wales

  • Mountain lakes surrounded by woodland in autumn colours.
  • Sandy beaches with mountain backdrops.
  • Rocky shores and big skies.
  • Waterfalls set amongst golden beech trees.
  • Sunrise and sunset locations.
  • Learn creative techniques to add impact to your images.
  • Enjoy exclusive accommodation in our own fabulously appointed converted chapel, with live-in chef.
  • Tutorial presentations to inform and inspire.

This tour is timed to celebrate the height of autumn colour and will take in dramatic, rocky coastlines, sandy beaches and intimate lakes with mountain views beyond. At this time of year we’ll be hoping for morning mists with golden autumnal trees reflected in the many lakes found close to our beautifully appointed lodge. Add to this mix cascading waterfalls surrounded by a sea of glowing beech trees and a mouth-watering array of opportunities is opened up to landscape photographers of all persuasions.


House Party

With exclusive occupation of carefully selected lodges, each offering a high degree of comfort and set in stunning locations, we are able to tailor our photographic forays according to the best light and time of day. Meals are cooked fresh by our own live-in chef and can be timed to offer maximum flexibility. Our house parties combine serious photography with serious fun.

Details

Dates: 6-13 Nov 2017

Cost: £1245

Deposit: £250

Single Supplement: £0

Group Size: 8

Guide: Claire Carter

Principal Subjects: Dramatic coastal and mountain scenery photographed at dawn and dusk; Woodlands in autumn colour; drama and light!

Cost Includes: Accommodation in a well-appointed converted chapel, all meals (from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 8), tuition and transport during tour.

Cost Excludes: Insurance, alcoholic drinks, personal items and travel to venue.

Guides

Claire Carter

Claire Carter

Claire is a full-time photographer with over 30 years of teaching experience. Landscape photography is the genre that lights her fire and she has had her work recognized in major competitions. Leading tours enables her to use both her photography and teaching expertise and she gets personal highs from both. Claire is keen to help you learn to “think” and will share her plans for the shoot ahead, looking at maps, apps and weather.


Essentials

Accommodation 

A stunning, architect-converted chapel provides superb quality accommodation. All bedrooms are en-suite. A sauna with changing facilities is available. Communal areas are spacious and modern with a large dining table where we will eat together. A large screen TV with surround-sound will enable high quality presentations. There is a coffee machine in the kitchen. WiFi is available. 

Meals 

Meals are informal and breakfast and an evening meal will be taken in our accommodation. As this tour is aimed at serious photography, meals will not take priority and will be fitted in around prime photography time. We can almost always accommodate specific dietary requirements - just tell us on the booking form and we’ll make sure you get what you want. 

Fitness 

A few locations require up to thirty minutes of easy walking to reach the desired location but all have plenty of interest along the way and we will not be rushing but walking and shooting as we go. The majority of locations are literally just outside the vehicle. A good degree of agility is required walking on rocky beaches. 

Weather 

Weather is very changeable in Wales and although it could be crisp and sunny, rain, strong winds and even snow are possible at this time of year. Temperatures are likely to range from 4 to 10 degrees C during the day but frosts are common at dawn. 

Tuition 

Our guide for this tour, Claire Carter, has many years of photographic tour-leading experience. For those who would like assistance, she will take you through both technical and practical aspects of this type of photography and will be on hand to help you get the most from your time spent with us. 

Meeting up and saying goodbye

Guests should arrive at the house, which is close to Llanberis (directions will be sent prior to the tour), after 4pm on Monday, 6th November 2017. Those needing a lift from Bangor train station should arrange to be there for a 6pm collection. The tour concludes after breakfast on Monday, 13th November 2017.


Giving Back

We take our responsibility as a tour operator very seriously and are conscious of our impact on the environment. Not only do we strive to minimise this impact in a variety of ways, we donate a proportion of our income to a select number of conservation initiatives.

See our Giving Back page for details ›

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