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Waterfall Photography Weekend Workshop - Brecon Beacons, Wales

An amazing 3-day landscape photography tour capturing some of the most stunning highlights of Waterfall Country, the Brecon Beacons!

Last updated: 12 Sep, 2023

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Dates & Times


1) Fri 12th – Sun 14th May 2023

Contact for further dates in 2023.

Fitness Level


Moderate – see info

Price


£395  (own room)

Availability


1)  Individual Rooms:  Sold Out!

Included in tour

Professional Photo Guide

Transportation (return from London)
Cottage accommodation

Kase filter kits available

Small tour (max 5 participants)

Waterfall Landscape Photography Workshop

Join us on this fantastic 3-day photography weekend workshop and capture the essence and natural beauty of the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales, also known as “Waterfall Country”.

Known as Bannau Brycheiniog in Welsh, we’ll travel through the stunning countryside rivers, where you’ll learn essential skills and composition techniques to take stunning landscape and waterfall photos. 

This workshop caters to all levels, whether you’re a novice or an experienced photographer looking to refine your skills and expand your portfolio.

We’ll explore the different photographic vantage points offered by the day’s water levels – waterproof boots are a distinct advantage in Waterfall Country!

Photographer on Wales Photography Long Exposure Workshop - Brecon Beacons Waterfall, Sgwd y Bedol
You’ll learn about essential camera settings such as shutter speed and aperture, and we’ll instruct on the importance of using a polariser to reduce the glare on the water and manipulating the shutter speed using Neutral Density filters, allowing you to take impressive waterfall photographs that you’ll be proud to add to your portfolio.

As always, our tour participants will each have access to a set of award-winning Kase filters!

During the workshop, you’ll explore some of the most striking waterfalls in the Waterfall Country of the Brecon Beacons National Park, South Wales.

Our highlights include; Sgwd Gwladys, Sgwd-y-Bedol, Sgwd Ddwli Uchaf, Sgwd Ddwli Ichaf, and Mellincourt Falls.

Please note that some sections of the paths are likely muddy with obstacles such as tree roots and stones.  We have included a photo of what is probably the worst section for you to judge if you are able to navigate the terrain. Photographing waterfalls is inherently risky. By booking this tour you confirm that you understand and accept all risks. Thanks.


With our Wales waterfall photo tour, you’ll have a memorable photography experience amidst the stunning Welsh countryside. You’ll leave with a refined set of photography skills and gorgeous photos of Wales that you’ll treasure for years. Don’t miss out on this incredible photo opportunity to refine your photographic skills and capture the beauty of Waterfall Country through your lens. We look forward to you joining us at our next Waterfall Photography Workshop in Wales!

Daily Itinerary

UK Photo Tours - Wales Brecon Beacons Waterfalls Workshop - Melincourt waterfall

Day 1 – Depart London, arrive in Waterfall Country!

The adventure to Waterfall Country begins! You and your fellow photographers will be collected by your photo guide from the scheduled meeting point. From there, you’ll begin the journey to Wales. We’ll settle into our accommodation, call into the local shops to purchase supplies and snacks, check tomorrow’s forecasted weather conditions then have a lesson on the importance of using filters to control the light in photographing waterfalls.

Black and white long exposure of waterfallon Elidir trail in Brecon Beacons

Day 2 – Explore the Elidir Trail in Bannau Brycheiniog

The highlight of our full day of landscape photography is exploring the Elidir Trail, which is a paradise for both nature lovers on a walking tour and photo enthusiasts such as ourselves. The trail features a series of stunning and gushing waterfalls that will take your breath away. As you walk along the trail, you’ll be surrounded by lush greenery and a serene atmosphere that will make you feel at peace as well as yearning to get your camera out to capture the scene. Using our Kase filters (or your own), we’ll capture some stunning long exposures of the waterfalls as we work our way along the river, each offering a unique location and photographic opportunity.

Henrhyd Falls in the Brecon Beacons in Wales - long exposure image from photography workshop

Day 3 – Depart Brecon Beacons, return to London

After breakfast on the third day, we’ll load up and head to a final waterfall in the national park before we bid farewell to Waterfall Country, and board our transport for London. We’ll break up the journey by stopping at another landscape photography opportunity, one of the biggest castles in the UK, Caerphilly Castle.  We’ll then continue on to our first drop off point near Warren Street tube station in central London. The second drop off point will be West Acton tube station.

Photographer takes picture at Sgwd Gwladys waterfall on workshop in the Brecon Beacons in Wales
Recommended Equipment
  • Wide angle lens – 16-35mm, 10-24mm, 14-24mm
  • Walk around/kit lens – 18-55mm, 24-70mm, 24-105mm
  • Longer focal length lens optional – 70-200mm
  • Tripod
  • Extra Batteries
  • Battery Charger (we have charging facilities on our vehicle)
  • Extra memory cards
  • Polariser – this is considered essential for waterfall photography – we have a polariser in each of our Kase filter sets available (see below)
  • ND Filters – optional/recommended for long exposures during the day – we have multiple sets of Kase ND filters available to borrow (please let me know the filter thread size of your lenses prior to the workshop)
  • Shutter trigger (wired trigger recommended)
  • Full wet weather gear – just in case! 
  • Knee high rain boots (Wellington boots) are essential to explore our locations.

A full packing list will be provided prior to the tour.

Included / Not included
  • Included:
    • Professional photo guide & tuition.
    • Return transportation fom London in our comfortable 8 seat vehicle.
    • Accommodation – Cottage/apartment.  There may be supplements for Premium rooms (if available).
    • Use of complimentary Kase filter kits if required
    • Battery charging facilities in vehicle

    Not included:

    • Personal & travel insurance
    • Food & drink
    • Travel to start point or from end point of tour.
    • Anything not specified as “Included”
Where we'll meet

The collection point for the tour is outside West Acton Station at 10:30 am. West Action Station is on the Ealing Broadway branch of the Central Line.  Postcode is W3 0DS.

The return journey will have two drop-off points.  The first is in central London, close to Warren Street, Euston Square, Euston, & Great Portland Street tube stations.

The second drop-off point will be West Acton Tube Station. We expect to return to London around 3-4 pm.

Testimonials

I just wanted to thank you again for a wonderful trip which I thoroughly enjoyed.

I have learned so much on this trip – taking the most amazing photos! I had so much help which I am very grateful for.

If you do another trip I would love to join you again!

Debbie A.

Many thanks for a wonderful trip last week, I really enjoyed it and have taken away so much 😊.

I’m about 80% through post processing, it’s really difficult to choose as there are so many great shots!

I’ve been considering buying Kase filters too!

Siu C.

Guide

Dion Hitchcock UK Photo Tours workshop guide

Dion Hitchcock

UK Photo Tours is owned and operated by professional photographer, Dion Hitchcock.

Dion brings over a decade of expertise in teaching and guiding photography. He is an expat Australian and when not running photography tours, resides in London, UK, running photography workshops or as a locum pharmacist. His extensive travel experiences, spanning over 40 countries, ignited his passion for photography as a means to chronicle his journeys. This passion quickly evolved into a profound interest, leading him to actively participate in various camera clubs, assisting them in conducting workshops. Today, Dion independently operates his own workshops mainly across the UK, and occasionally internationally.

His London-based photography Meetup groups have 7,000+ members and over 500 5-star ratings.

Dion still maintains his registration as a pharmacist professional, dedicating his time to aiding patients and educating pharmacy students. However, he has transitioned his time into the realm of photography, where he assists clients in understanding the craft’s technical and artistic aspects. This shift, though unconventional, aligns with his upbringing; both of his parents were artists who nurtured his appreciation for the world’s inherent beauty. His extensive photography experience, professional background, passion for teaching, and numerous five-star reviews ensures you’ll be in the best of care whilst on tour.

You can reach Dion at info@uk-photo-tours.com

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