Michael Cartwright Photography

Landscape Photography Weekend in the Yorkshire Dales

Photography weekend in the Yorkshire Dales - Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October 2024 including overnight stay and breakfast. 

Join me for two days of landscape photography in the stunning Yorkshire Dales this March and enjoy an overnight stay at the famous Black Bull pub, Reeth. 

We'll spend two days shooting landscape scenes in the Swaledale area and exploring this wonderful part of the UK. 

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26th - 27th Oct, 2024

£285.00 / £50.00 Deposit

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The Yorkshire Dales offers many opportunities for landscape photography and we'll be staying right in the heart of Swaledale in the village of Reeth, perfectly positioned to make the most out of this wonderful area of the northern Dales. Panoramic views, ruined mines and dramatic waterfalls are all in close proximity. 

We had a great time on our last trip in March 2024, you can see a blog by clickiing here

Transport is provided in my minibus from Yarm (local pick ups are available) or you can meet us on location in the dales. We'll be setting off early and shooting until sunset on day one before heading back to the hotel for a good nights sleep.

Accommodation is provded by the Black Bull Pub, a historic tavern in the centre of Reeth. Rooms are single occupancy and breakfast is included.

This is a traditional public house, dating back to the 1600s and full of charm. The location is fabulous and reviews are great.

You can see reviews by clicking here... REVIEWS



On day 2 we will be up early to shoot sunrise at a nearby location before heading back to the Black Bull for a hearty breakfast. The remainder of the day will be spent behind the camera shooting waterfalls, meadows and the stunning views on offer in this glorious location. 


The area that we will be visiting offers a huge range of photographic subjects to explore, from meandering rivers to beautiful valleys and quaint villages. We'll be heading specifically towards Swaledale for day one and will likely venture further west for day two. I like to keep my itinerary loose and flexible, which allows me to use my experience in selecting locations to shoot according to weather and light conditions. 


This is an ideal opportunity to shoot stunning scenes and to experiment with camera settings to achieve the most desirable results. I'll be on hand to offer help as often as you need it, while encouraging you to create your own style of images. 

My workshops are a great way to spend quality time in the landscape with like minded people who enjoy the photographic process. 


Suitable for those with an understanding of semi automatic and manual settings, although beginners are very welcome. 

Sensible outdoor clothing and walking boots are essential.


Camera and Wide Angle Lens (Range – 10mm to 24mm)

Zoom/prime lens (Range – 24mm to 200mm)

Sturdy Tripod

Filters – ND Grads – Polarising Filter – ND Filters – Long Exposure Filter 


I have just returned from a trip to the Arctic Circle arranged by Michael. The best I can say is that this was a trip of a life time! The tour was friendly with lots of laughs. Michael, Scott & Joe passed on their knowledge freely. Nobody was left out, there was something for everyone to do and along with the photo opportunities we had great fun on snowmobiles at midnight on a frozen river going from Finland to Sweden, a dog sled ride through a frozen forest , reindeer sled ride and so much more.
Would I recommend Michael Cartwright Photography?? Hell yes!! A trip I will never forget & many new friends made.

Mike Cook

Over the last 18 months I have been on a number of courses, workshops and photography holidays with Michael Cartwright and his team Scott Bonner and Joe Fletcher. Over that time my photography skills have really improved with their generous and friendly help and support. I have learned so much and met some great people along the way. The latest holiday in Arctic Finland / Sweden has been the icing on the cake. Well organised from start to finish with a range of activities and challenges. It was the most wonderful experience and I have some photographs that I really like. Huge thank you to the team and I can wholly recommend Michael Cartwright Photography!

Gill Davidson

Michael has a unique ability to take complicated subject matter and deliver it in a simple, passionate and infectious manner. He has taken me on a journey with his workshops from ‘extreme novice’ that was absolutely clueless to a confident enthusiast. I will be eternally grateful for all of Michael’s efforts in going the extra mile throughout my learning journey. He is a credit to his profession and he sets the standards for the rest of his industry to follow. Oh, and he is a thoroughly likeable chap too!

Stephen Smith

Great weekend away and I’m really pleased with my photographs! Thanks for a fantastic workshop, everything was first class, including the hotel, the food and the weather! I really enjoyed learning about different ways to compose my photos for a more professional feel. The workshop was well planned and was extremely informative and interesting. The fact that Michael kept a close eye on everybody's progress was an extra bonus. Thanks Michael

Uma Mannan

Both myself and my husband have been friends of Michael's for many years now during which time we have been on numerous photography trips with him! 

We have thoroughly enjoyed every single trip from the Lake District, Paris, Budapest but my absolute favourite was the trip to Finland, we may not have been lucky enough to see the Northern Lights but what a fantastic adventure it turned out to be!! Each trip has been made extra special with the fabulous group of people that we have had the pleasure of making friends with, aside from that there is of course the excellent opportunity to take some amazing photographs of simply stunning scenery and architecture. The trips are always well organised and thoroughly thought through from beginning to end, as well as coming away with some truly amazing photos you will for sure meet some lovely people and make fantastic memories......

Jayne Stephenson

I  attended my first camera course as a complete beginner, I didn’t even know how to turn the camera on! The initial course was perfect for me, very well explained throughout and left me wanting to know more. Michael and the team are brilliant teachers, they are all very patient and we have a lot of laughs along the way. Since learning how to use my camera I have progressed on to landscape workshops and now class myself as being very confident with my kit. I’ve joined Michael on many occassions and would definitely recommend these workshops! 

John Conlin