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Photographic & Image Editing Weekend Retreat




£649.00 (Fully Inc.)



About the Workshop

Photographic & Image Editing Weekend Retreat


£649.00 (Fully Inc.)

Workshop Dates:

April 13 / Aug 17

Join is stunning Snowdonia National Park and explore ancient forests, tumbling waterfalls and ancient castles as we photograph, and explore lighting, composition, long exposure techniques and focus.

Whether you’ve been shooting for a while or are a beginner just wanting to improve your current understanding, our Living Lens Photographic Retreat will teach you digital photography basics and give you a solid foundation helping to improve your images immediately.

LIVING LENS Photography & Editing Retreat

Embark on a photographic journey like no other with our 4 day and 3 night workshop in the breathtaking Snowdonia National Park. Surrounded by stunning landscapes, you will have the opportunity to capture the beauty of this national park through your lens. With a small group of just 12 students (max), you will receive personalized instruction and guidance from Lisa and myself.

During the workshop, you will learn the art of landscape photography, including composition, lighting, and post-processing. You will also have the opportunity to capture the wildlife of the park (with a little luck). With the opportunity to explore and photograph the park at different times of the day, you will be able to see how the light changes and how to use it to your advantage.

With camera's in hand we'll be sharing with you the most beautiful and hidden spots in the park.

This workshop is a perfect opportunity for anyone who loves photography and nature. With the small group and personalized instruction, you will be able to take your photography to the next level and come away with a portfolio of stunning images. Don't miss this opportunity to capture the beauty of Snowdonia National Park through your lens.


£649.00 (Fully Inc.)


April 13 / Aug 17

Fitness Level





Snowdonia, Wales


Private Lodge


> Side-by-side tuition in the field

> short 1-2-1 session with students during the weekend.

> Post processing tuition in-between shoots and evenings at the lodge

> Three nights luxury accommodation. (Options for both shared and single occupancy)

> Camera Craft sessions and tutorials for explaining best in-camera practices and camera functions and features

> Breakfast on Days 2, 3 and 4 

> 3-course gourmet evening meal prepared with locally sourced fresh ingredients.

> Wine served each evening with the main meal.

> Time carved out to rest and relax in stunning surroundings.

> 1 x A4 print of your image taken during the workshop supplied by Living Lens Images


> Insurance (health, accident, equipmentand cancellation)

> Transport to and from our base

> All meals and drinks other than breakfast and evening meals

> Suitable clothing, walking shoes and tripods


> Camera gear (tripod is optional but recommended)

> Memory cards (spare batteries are optional but recommended)

> Laptop or tablet with editing software installed and ready to use.

Sample Itinerary

(this is just an example, timings and locations do change depending on conditions)

Day 1
3:00 - Arrive at accommodation for meet and greet and a welcome drink

17:00 - Camera Craft session focusing on photography basics and function locations

19:00 - Locally prepared and sourced dinner is served at accomodation

21:00 - Head out for a night shoot capturing the stars above Cader Idris (weather permitting)

Day 2
07:00 - Head out for sunrise shoot

08:00 - Return to the accommodation for breakfast and coffee

09:30 - Head out to photograph local waterfalls

12:30 - Relocate to photograph local hidden Castles

16:00 - Review and critique our images back at the accommodation

15:00 - Setup for our post processing tutorials and techniques

18:30 - Very short walk to set up for our sunset shoot (weather permitting)

19:30 - Locally prepared and sourced dinner is served at accomodation

20:30 - Kick back and relax in the lounge with a well deserved drink

Day 3
07:00 - Head out for sunrise shoot

08:00 - Return to the accommodation for breakfast and relax

11:00 - Post processing tutorials and techniques

12:00 - Head out to photograph local ancient forest

15:00 - Return to the accommodation for post processing tutorials and techniques

18:00 - head out for Sunset photo shoot (weather permitting)

19:00 - Locally prepared and sourced dinner is served at accomodation

20:00 - Head to the main lounge for casual image review, camera talk and to kick back and relax

Day 4
07:00 - Head out for sunrise shoot (if you're really keen or enjoy a late morning, sleep in and pull up the duvet)

08:30 - Breakfast and coffee at accommodation

09:30 - Refresher session at accommodation to review camera best practises, techniques, hints and tips and post-processing

12:00 - Depart Accommodation

Your Instructor

Simon & Lisa Thomas

Simon & Lisa Thomas are internationally acclaimed professional travel photographers, authors, experienced public speakers and highly skilled educators who have spent 20-years shooting some of the most beautiful locations in the world.

Simon & Lisa Thomas

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Average Workshop Rating 5.0

Roz Milford

A really great course which Lisa and Simon pitch at just the right level taking into account existing skills and previous experience making the course suitable for complete beginners up to more experienced photographers.


Neil Bailey

Simon and Lisa deliver a workshop that makes learning really good fun. I can thoroughly recommend it to both beginners and intermediate photographers who want to improve their skills with the camera and get a good grounding in editing their shots to take them to the next level.


Tony Peckham

I learnt more about photography in those three days than in the previous 73 years of my life even down to the simplest of things as discovering the viewfinder diopter which now means I don’t have to keep removing my spectacles to get focus every time I look through the viewfinder!!


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