Ullswater Steamer Workshop with Val Corbett

I went on a landscape photography workshop with Val Corbett when I was down in the Lake District in October.  Val is a very famous local landscape photographer who has published many books on the Lakes – the equivalent of our Colin Baxter or Colin Prior really – you’ll see her books in all the local shops if you’re ever down there.  She’s got a new one coming out soon all about shooting the Lakes in bad weather…..which brings me on to the Workshop!  It took place on The Lady of The Lake, one of the beautiful old steam boats on Ullswater, arguably the prettiest of all the Lakes.  Unfortunately, the weather was that bad – and we’re talking 60mph winds here – the boat had to return to shore rather promptly and we continued the workshop aboard!  Because of the conditions, Val set us the task of finding alternatives to landscapes – something which I found very interesting and well out of my comfort zone.  Val runs these courses a couple of times a year and I would thoroughly recommend trying one if you’re in the area.  Very reasonable at £26 for five and a half hours.  Her website is easily found with a quick Google. Here’s a few of my shots from the day – not a Lee Big Stopper in sight either, which is very difficult for me I’ll have you know!

The last one was taken through the wet etched glass window of the coffee shop at the Ullswater Steamer Terminal and is my own personal favourite from the day!

Thanks for looking.

Dougie

One thought on “Ullswater Steamer Workshop with Val Corbett

  1. Dougie, sounds like a real bargain. The rope shot gets my vote!

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