Michael Cartwright Photography

FULLY BOOKED Winter in the North Eastern Lake District



Join me for an opportunity to shoot winter landscapes in the Lake District, with an overnight stay at a tradional Lakeland hotel this March. 

We'll be based around the Ullswater area, often referred to as Britains most beautiful lake, with a huge range of photographic locations within reach My landscape workshops are a great way to work on developing your landscaping skills, at a comfortable pace focusing solely on photography. A max group size of 4 ensures plenty of individual assistance should you require it. 

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10th - 11th Mar, 2019

£275.00 / £50.00 Deposit

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The itinerary takes in photographic hotspots around the North Eastern Lake District with two days of shooting, walking and adventuring in this fabulous part of Cumbria.  During March, we anticipate that the fells will be covered with a dusting of snow, perfect for striking photographs. In previous years we have enjoyed full winter conditions and we hope for more of the same.

Time will be spent on the Eastern side of the Ullswater, ascending Halin Fell for dramatic views into Martindale and across to the Helvellyn Range. In close vicinity, we have opportunities for spectacular scenes around the nearby valleys, with a host of mountains in every direction. There will be countless opportunities for photographs before stopping in the picturesque village of Glenridding for a bite to eat and more views looking back across Ullswater. We'll be out with the cameras for the entire day, working in a relatively small geographical area, meaning less time in the car and more time shooting.


Our hotel in Dockray provides a great base from which to explore the landscape. We stayed here last year and the food and service were great. The remote location also gives us the opportunity to shoot the night sky, should the conditions be favourable.  

The areas that we will be visiting offer a huge range of photographic subjects. This is an ideal opportunity to shoot dramatic Lakeland scenes and to experiment with camera settings to achieve the most desirable results. I will be on hand to offer help and encouragement, while challenging you to create your own brand of images. Our sessions are friendly and relaxed while shooting in a group provides safety and support.


A good level of walking fitness is required to fully enjoy our outings and winter hiking clothes/boots are absolutely essential. Layer up!

Suitable for intermediate/advanced photographers who have knowledge of shooting at manual and semi-automatic settings. 


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

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

Zoom lens (Range – 24mm to 200mm)

Sturdy Tripod

Filters – ND Grads – Polarising Filter – ND Filters – 6/10/15 Stop Filters (long exposure). 

Travel around the Lake District is provided in our 4x4 Land Rover. 

Car sharing from Teesside is possible. Please contact to arrange. 


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

I thoroughly enjoyed my first photography holiday to Budapest.  It was a beautiful city with plenty of opportunities to take fabulous photos.  Having Michael and Scott on hand to help you create that perfect photo and to give you advice was so valuable. It was a great group of people and a fantastic experience. Thank you!

Kathryn Barnes

I had a great time in London with plenty of opportunities to photograph architecture and try my hand at street photography. The London skyline after dark is something special.  Michael is knowledgeable and enthusiastic and readily on hand to give assistance and feedback throughout the trip.  

Debbie Stogden