Michael Cartwright Photography

Mid Summer in Malham - Summer Solstice Session with Overnight Stay

Shoot this years summer solstice in wonderful Malham and enjoy an overnight stay at the fabulous Beck Hall, a perfectly located bistro hotel surrounded by rolling hills and magnificent limestone landscapes. Only 4 spaces. 

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21st - 22nd Jun, 2020

£295.00 / £50.00 Deposit

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Malham is a village set in the Yorkshire Dales and hosts a range of beautiful natural features. The village lies at the upper end of the valley of the River Aire in the region known as Malhamdale. The surrounding countryside is well known for it's limestone pavement and spectacular scenery. Photographic attractions include Malham Cove, Gordale Scar and Janet’s Foss waterfall. This stunning area was voted number 3 out of 100 on TV's Britains Best Walks. 

Limestone pavement is a major feature of this area and you will have opportunities to photograph this at the cove and on Twistleton Scar. As part of the itinerary we will also visit the Waterfalls Walk at Ingleton. The Rivers Twiss and Doe run more or less parallel and boast many spectacular falls. At the top end of the walk is Twistleton Scar a vast area of limestone pavement with commanding views over the dales and the iconic plateau of Ingleborough.

Ribblehead Viaduct is also within easy reach of Malham along with the moorland valleys near Arncliffe and Kettlewell.

We'll be working late into the evening, shooting until sunset on the longest day of the year, before retiring to our comfortable accommodation at Beck Hall. 

Beck Hall is a charming hotel in a perfect location by a stream in the centre of Malham village. Trip Advisor reviews are excellent and a hearty breakfast is included in your stay. The food on offer at the hotel is of high quality and the rooms are warm, clean and well appointed. You can see more info by visiting  https://www.beckhallmalham.com

Your trip will be fully escorted in our 4x4 Land Rover Discovery, with pick up and drop off available from the Yarm/Teesside area. You will be spending two full days on location shooting landscapes with as much assistance as you require. 

Max group size of 4 ensures plenty of support while travelling in one vehicle means that we can shoot with a flexible approach. 

I will be on hand to offer help and assistance, while encouraging you to create your own brand of images. It’s a great way to head out into the landscape with like minded people who enjoy the photographic process. Our sessions are friendly and relaxed while shooting in a group provides safety and support.

In order to obtain the best possible image quality, a tripod and filters are highly advised. 

Sensible outdoor clothing and walking boots are essential. 

Kit Suggestions….

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

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

Sturdy Tripod

Filters – ND Grads – Polarising Filter – Long Exposure Filters


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