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On 1st March 2014, two things happened: the first ever Walking Photographer Social began and the first sunny day of the year arrived!

The Walking Photographer Social is a monthly, informal photo walk and this first one marked the launch of Walking Photographer Tours, which will be running a wide variety of photography workshops throughout Yorkshire this year and beyond!

There were eight of us in total including Alfie the dog, though he didn’t get much photography done! We met outside The Fleece Inn, Addingham and downed our coffees before setting off on a 3 mile photo walk. The route took us through a wide variety of landscapes, historic features and buildings and natural scenery. The snowdrops were in full bloom and some of the wildlife spotted included Goosander and Dippers.

Here’re some highlights from my camera, including some coverage shots kindly taken by Mrs Walking Photographer…

Throughout the walk we discussed some of the concepts behind composition and some ideas about what makes a good photo.

Fun and good times appeared to be had by all, and the sit down in the pub afterwards was welcomed by everyone, especially Alfie (the dog) who loved his spot by the log fire. A couple of us got to sample the new “Le Tour” themed ale from Daleside Brewery and Harrogate pub: Coach & Horses, named Pedal Power; and very nice it was too!

Post Social I got some lovely feedback and some great photos sent through:

“My wife and daughter were quite impressed with the photos I had taken (both harsh critics normally!).”

“I took in the environment far more than I would normally. Good fun, nice people, very friendly, low key experience.”

“A good format, didn’t know what to expect but got some great tips, good scenic walk and a chance to chat.”

If you’re interested in joining a Walking Photographer Tour, here are some of the upcoming workshops

Get a Grip Photography Course – One day photography workshop that helps people get to grips with how their camera operates and the concepts behind great photography (Currently offering 2-4-1 entry for each booking before 16th March).

Walking Photographer Social
informal and relaxed photo walk

Ilkley Moor Photo Walk A photo walk over Ilkley and Burley moor packed full of stunning scenery, diverse wildlife, archeology and great photography tips

If you would like to know more about the Walking Photographer Social or any other Photo Walk please call Rich on 07828117810