Yorkshire Dales, 3-Day Capture to Print - Digital Workflow Special

Friday 8 - Monday 11 September 2017

The Course

Join us for a long weekend of photographic excursions and tuition in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales on our special Capture to Print Landscape Photography Workshop based at the incomparably situated High Trenhouse near Malham: www.high-trenhouse.co.uk.

The size of each course will consist of a maximum of 10 photographic guests guided by David Noton and his highly-experienced and talented colleague, professional photographer and regular Chasing the Light Online Magazine columnist, Ross Hoddinott.

The courses are aimed at any photography enthusiast who wants to improve their photography and post-production techniques. We’ll have a full Digital Darkroom set up at High Trenhouse to take you right through the process from exposing on a hill top to outputting a Big Beautiful Print. RAW processing; Photoshop editing, printing; we’ll do the lot, as well as tramping over the moors and up the dales to some truly gorgeous locations. With a program of individual guidance, hands on demonstrations in the field, picture shows, de-briefs and specialised tutorials all levels will be catered for.

The central theme of the instruction of how we use our eyes to develop a photographic vision is backed up with sound practical advice on how to be in the right place at the right time, and how to make the most of it photographically once there.

But it doesn’t stop there, because for this special course we’ll have our full Digital Darkroom set up at High Trenhouse to enable us to talk you through the whole work flow from the capture of the decisive moment through the RAW processing using Adobe Lightroom before fine-tuning the image editing in Photoshop. We’ll then print your selected print, and in the process, explore the common pit falls and multitude of possibilities along the way. Every guest will have the opportunity to process their own picture taken on the course with our guidance and help to then make an A3 print to take away.



Additionally Ross and David will be on hand to talk through your approach to post-production and to help with any problems you may have. If post-production is a complex minefield for you we’ll help to bring clarity and purpose where there is now confusion and uncertainty.

We will transport you to locations with strong photographic potential when the light is best. Inevitably there will be the usual waiting for the light, which of course is all part of the challenge of landscape photography, but we will use this time productively for in-the-field demonstrations and tutorials. The days will be full and long, starting with a dawn photographic shoot and ending with dinner back at the hotel. Additionally we’ll ask you to bring examples of your own work for all the group to discuss and enjoy and to enable David and Ross to advise on how best you can continue to develop your photography. Should the weather be unfavourable we’ll have the facility to demonstrate more post-production techniques and show our images from all over the world in the comfort of the conveniently situated and equipped High Trenhouse, high on Malham Moor.


Here’s a typical daily itinerary:

05.30 depart High Trenhouse
06.30 Morning shoot with in the field tutorial: colour temperature and WB
08.30 Return to High Trenhouse
09.00 Breakfast
10.00 Lecture room, shoot de-brief & colour temperature/WB recap
11.00 Post-Production presentation
13.00 lunch
1400 Lecture room, post production tutorials
1500 break for tea/coffee
1630 depart High Trenhouse
17.00 Afternoon shoot with in the field tutorial: filters
1939 Sunset
2000 Return to hotel
20.20 Meet in bar, shoot de-brief
20:30 Dinner




The Region - Yorkshire Dales

The hills and dales of the Yorkshire Dales National Park mark one of my favourite corners of England. The photographic potential is huge, from the rugged open moors to the lush dales, all framed with the region’s unique rural architecture of stonewalls and barns. The villages nestling in the Dales look like they were built especially for the delight of we photographers, and the incomparable limestone landscape is a constant draw. It’s a landscape that has inspired generations of artists and we’re sure it will do the same for you.

Winskill Stones, Ribblesdale, Yorkshire Dales National Park























Your Accommodation

We’ll be staying at High Trenhouse on the moor above Malham Cove where enticing photographic locations are right on our doorstep. High Trenhouse is not a hotel but a Residential Training Centre of which we will have exclusive use with all the facilities we need for photographic demonstrations and tutorials. We have run many courses based at High Trenhouse over the years and have been consistently impressed with their hospitality, the quality of the food, the comfort and the warmth of the welcome, not to mention the unique ambience and setting.


With the superb scenery of the Yorkshire Dales all around High Trenhouse we positively welcome non-photographic partners to join us for the weekend. Partners are free to join us on our photographic shoots and during the early evening picture shows. We all dine together and it is a great area for contemplative walks and cycles. The attractive villages of Malham, Arncliffe, Kettlewell and Grassington are all within easy reach.

The Cost

Photographic Guest - £1470

Non-Photographic Partner - £400

What this includes:

  • all the photographic tuition, excursions and activities
  • 3 nights accommodation at High Trenhouse
  • breakfast, lunch and evening meals
  • all transport whilst on the course

What this doesn’t include:

  • travel to and from High Trenhouse
  • drinks from the bar
  • insurance


Equipment: Bring whatever gear you use. We only suggest that a familiarity with your own equipment will help you to make the most of the Course. Which brand and model is of course your call; but as David Noton is a brand Ambassador for Canon whilst Ross Hoddinott is a brand Ambassador for Nikon we’re confident we can help you stretch your photographic legs. The only firm requirement is that you bring a sturdy tripod.

Language: All tuition will be in English.

Fitness: Although we will be using our vehicles to access remote locations a reasonable level of fitness is required. Landscape photography is after all about being there, whether it be on lofty ridge or limestone pavement, so typically we may need to walk for 30 minutes each way over rough, hilly terrain with our equipment to reach some locations.

Food and Drinks: All your meals are included in the price. At High Trenhouse we have a well-stocked bar and an excellent wine list, all at very reasonable prices. The bar operates on an honour principle, which means that you don't have to pay your bill until the end of your stay. Please do not bring your own alcoholic drinks as this is not permitted and would be in breach of the terms of their liquor licence.

Arrival Time: We kick off by all meeting each other in the lounge at High Trenhouse on the Friday afternoon (September 8th, 2017) at 1400 hrs. After introductions and a brief chat we’ll then be going out on location for the afternoon shoot before returning for dinner.

Departure Time: After a dawn shoot and breakfast we’ll do a Course Summary and wrap up in time for your departure at 1200 on Monday 11th September 2017.

Payment: We take all major credit cards. A deposit of £750.00, plus £200.00 for a non-photographic partner will be required to secure your booking, with the balance due 2 months prior to the commencement of the course.

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