• Would you like to be more creative with your photography?
  • Have you got a digital camera?
  • Are you often disappointed with your photographs?
  • Would you like to come off Automatic?

By sharing my experiences as a professional landscape photographer and photography trainer, I will improve your photographic skills.

Remember, every Professional Photographer was once an Amateur and every Amateur was once a Beginner.

How many landscape photography magazines do you buy in a year?

Imagine, investing one day, one day only, in that year in a fabulous location such as the Yorkshire Dales, to learn those techniques that you would learn in a year.

Imagine being able to fast track your technique in a day

Imagine feeling confident at the end of the day to produce images that could go into those magazines.

I will support you by including your individual photographic wishes in my workshops.

Subjects covered will include:
  • Setting the correct exposure
  • White Balance and ISO
  • Metering Modes
  • RAW vs JPEG
  • Depth of Fields
  • How to read a histogram
  • Composition and the Rule of Thirds
  • Use of ND and ND Graduated Filters
In just one day......

  • You will capture moments that will be around for ever and ever.
  • You'll see that problem solving with lots of practice in the field creates a solid photography technique for the rest of your photography days. The key to these workshops is giving you time.
  • Aperture, exposure, composition, ND and ND graduated filters and much more are explained throughout the day in simple non-teccie speak.
  • A maximum of 3 guests so you can benefit from maximum individual attention/look after while we explore the Yorkshire Dales countryside epitomised by 'Emmerdale' and 'The Dales'
  • Locations are a priority not classrooms
  • It's your day as well to relax, chat, have fun, take great photos with like minded people
  • I do process images but as little as possible and very rarely use HDR.

Quite a few of my guests have gone on to gain ARPS and LRPS qualifications with the Royal Photographic Society.

What People Are Saying
Jen said "Dorcas is a gem. She's very talented, personable, patient and encouraging. She was able to analyze my level of skill in an instant, and she was able to improve my abilities tremendously in just one day. But with each subsequent day of shooting, I continued to improve my skills. Her level of skill is considerable, so even if you're an intermediate like me, you will still learn a great deal. I came from the States to shoot in the Yorkshire dales. Honestly, I had no idea if Dorcas would be a good photography teacher or not. I didn't know anyone with first-hand knowledge of her abilities. I'd had both good and disappointing experiences with teachers in the past. But she was a perfect fit because she is both so knowledgable and personable. The Swaledale/Malham split that she planned worked out very well. It was a lovely, memorable trip. Thank you, Dorcas, for helping me create such beautiful images!"

Landscape photography courses and digital photography workshops in Scotland Lindisfarne Isle of Skye Glencoe Torridon Hebrides Harris Lewis Yorkshire Dales Malham Swaledale

The aim of these landscape photography courses are for YOU to learn more about your camera and take away a greater knowledge of your photography along with more confidence about how to capture that moment, all in the safe hands of Dorcas who is dedicated to helping your improve your skills and who has photographed this region for many years.

Landscape photography courses and digital photography workshops in Scotland Isle of Skye Glencoe Torridon Hebrides Harris Lewis Yorkshire Dales Malham Swaledale

Photo Tours & Workshops

Malham Landscape Photography Days
Malham Landscape Photography Days

Dates: November 29
Wednesday December 9
Saturday December 12
Sunday January 17th
Sunday February 7th
Wednesday February 17
Wednesday April 13

If you are getting a new camera for Christmas and want to know how it works Malham Landscape Photography Days are ideal workshops for you to get started on.

Also if you don't shoot in RAW and don't want to, I can show you how to get the best jpg from your camera that you can instantly put on screen or print at home or lab.

£70 per person. I bet you cover that amount in magazines in a year? Just imagine, your own personal instructor ironing out those niggly little just can't get it stuff.

Contact me with the date of the Malham Landscape Photography Day you are interested in and we'll go from there:)
Preparing for a workshop
The New Year is finally here, and I couldn't be more excited! May 2015 be full of inspiration, expansion, and creative breakthroughs for each of you and that you'll join me in making this a year to remember!

So you're coming on one of my workshops. Yay!

But attending a workshop can be a daunting experience.

Will the others have shiny new equipment, will they be doing lots of snapping while I’ll be standing around, what if I just - freeze and just can’t take a damn thing?

And yes I have been there too!

Preparation is the key. A few hours the night before with your camera kit can be very valuable.


Whether you have borrowed, or bought new, it can be like a disgruntled octopus with twice as many legs fighting back with vengeance.
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Lakeland Turtle

After the winter Solstice I had planned a route round the Northern Lakes as it had been years since I was last there.

So onto Derwentwater, the boats, the views, Ashness Bridge and the Pier.

The boats were in, the views just low cloud so onto the Bridge.

Firstly I had had an ooops moment at the Circle. My camera had tipped over in the gales and was covered in mud. Luckily, it was a soft landing and just needed careful cleaning. I now discovered that one of my tripod legs was stuck and full of mud.

It must have looked as though I was performing some ancient ritual, trying to flick my tripod into releasing the leg from it’s muddy grip. After about half an hour I managed to grab the lip and pull the leg out……...and out it came.

Yes it pulled out all the way
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