Snowdonia - Wales
Snowdonia is a place of rugged natural beauty and undoubtedly hosts the most spectacular scenery in the southern half of Britain. A major plus is the proximity of mountain to sea - a heady mix for landscape photographers. It's the area that first inspired Rod's interest in mountain landscapes and was where a more serious interest in photography was born. Having lived there for four years, you'll be in the hands of someone who really knows their way around.
Our Snowdonia tour will be based in the northern part of the national park, close to the ranges of Snowdon, the Carneddau and Glyderau ranges. Also within striking distance are some stunning coastal locations.
4 days / 3 nights, running from Friday 9th October to Monday 12nd October 2020. We'll be visiting a variety of key photography locations around the beautiful Northern Snowdonia area. Having lived in Bangor close to Snowdonia for four years, we've got a great feel for the area and will help you get the most from your trip.
Maximum group size
5 Photographers (5 double rooms available for clients)
* Photography over 4 days at a variety of locations
* 3 nights' Bed, Breakfast & evening meals
* Photography tuition as required
* Image review sessions and post production tutorial
* Transport during the trip, to each photographic location
£995 per person (single occupancy of a double room). If you wish, your non-photography partner can come along for only £295 (sharing the same double room).
We'll be stopping at The Padarn Hotel in Llanberis. We've chosen this accommodation as it places us in the very heart of Snowdonia and is in easy striking distance of all the locations we'll visit on the tour. Since taking over in 2016, the owners have gained a reputation for excellent customer service and making guests feel comfortable and happy.
The area offers some locations that are readily viewed direct from the roadside as well as many others that involve short walks. Some locations require a longer walk-in and the terrain may be rough and muddy, meaning a reasonable level of physical fitness is required to access them. We'll manage this accordingly within the groups abilities
To give you an idea of what you'll be doing on the tour, we've set out an example schedule. Times and locations are arranged around prevailing weather to make the most of the conditions and light, so we'll always remain flexible around the exact details.
At the start of October in Snowdonia, sunrise is around 07:17 and sunset 18:53. This means (weather dependant) there'll be plenty of opportunity to enjoy the best of the light, at a reasonable hour of the day. There are many nearby locations we can choose from to visit, including: Nant Ffrancon, Llyn Ogwen, Llyn Idwal, Betws-Y-Coed, Llynnau Mymbyr, Llanberis Pass, Llyn Padarn, Menai Straights, not to mention the Ynys Mon (Anglesey) coastline.
Day 1 - Meet up at Padarn Hotel then On location
Meet at hotel at 12pm (or we can collect you from Bangor railway station). We'll drop our bags and head straight out to explore nearby locations. We'll then 'properly' check in after 3pm and let you get settled. Then, it's back out to catch sunset before returning for our evening meal together.
Day 2 – On location
Head out to catch sunrise before returning for a welcome breakfast. Then it's back out for a full day, visiting up to three different locations. During the evening, there'll be the opportunity to review our days work and see what we've managed to capture. We'll have our evening meal together as a group.
Day 3 – On location
We'll enjoy breakfast before heading out for our location visits. Sunset offers a different take on some of the locations and we'll try and work that into the schedule. During the evening, as well as image review, I'll spend some time showing you my processing/editing workflow before enjoying our evening meal.
Day 4 – On location and tour end
On our last day, we'll head out early again to make the most of our time, then back to the accommodation for breakfast and then checkout. For one last hurrah, there'll be the chance to enjoy another couple of hours photography nearby, before we conclude the course and head home.
* Transport to Holiday start/end location
* Travel insurance
* Lunch - With substantial breakfasts and evening meals, lunch isn't included in order to keep costs down for you. However, packed lunches can be provided @£6 per day.
Rod Ireland Photography holds appropriate public liability insurance and professional indemnity insurance, as well as Mountain Leader and first aid qualifications. However, we strongly recommend that clients obtain appropriate personal travel / holiday insurance including cancellation and curtailment cover before attendance on the tour.
For full details of this trip, please contact us using the form at the bottom of this page and we'll send you a PDF document with and answer any questions you might have
How to book
Contact us and we'll email you a booking form. Simply return that, along with a deposit and your place is secured (all payment details included on booking form).