A Snowdonia photography workshop and photo walk in Cwm Idwal amidst the Glyderau and Carneddau mountain ranges, the glacial lakes of Llyn Idwal and Llyn Ogwen and the impressive Ogwen Falls. 
  • A group workshop for beginners or anyone looking to further develop their landscape photography.

  • Course content includes camera controls, use of filters, gear choice, advice on composition.

  • 1-2-1 time for each participant during the day. 

  • Gift vouchers available if you're booking as a present for someone.

  • Maximum 6 in a group to ensure everyone gets the best support on the day

The workshop involves walking to different viewpoints within Cwm Idwal on rocky, uneven paths and an ascent of 300ft to a viewpoint above the lake so a good level of fitness and mobility is required. Due to the terrain unfortunately the workshop is unsuitable for those with limited mobility.

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Cwm Idwal Sat 26th March 2022

Cwm Idwal Sat 14th May 2022

Cwm Idwal Sat 11th June 2022

  • Local photographer and author of the photo location guidebook PHOTOGRAPHING NORTH WALES

  • Qualified teacher; BA (Hons) Degree in Education & Training

  • Holds the IOSH 'Managing safely' and 'First Aid at Work' certificates ensuring a safe and enjoyable day developing your photography skills. 

Pay by Paypal (debit/credit cards), Bank Transfer or cheque. For bank transfer/cheque please contact me by clicking here to email me: or calling me on 0797 3281161.  

Prefer a 121 North Wales photography workshop? Find more details on my 121 workshop webpage:

121 North Wales Photography Workshops with Simon Kitchin


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Snowdonia Workshops - more details:

What time does the workshop start/finish?

  • The workshop begins at 8.00am and finishes at 2.00pm (The early start helps avoid parking issues and we have Cwm Idwal all to ourselves for a while before most visitors arrive)

What do you need to bring with you?

  • Camera/lenses/Spare memory card/batteries/tripod - A digital camera with "semi-automatic/manual" controls (Aperture and Shutter priority) is recommended to get the most from the course.
  • Filters (if you have them)
  • A packed lunch/snacks
  • The relevant user manual for your camera
  • Warm/waterproof clothing and suitable footwear - weather can be unpredictable all year round in Snowdonia.
  • A notepad and pen

What is NOT included in the Snowdonia workshop?

A packed lunch, accommodation, insurance. I recommend you consider obtaining suitable personal insurance to cover both your equipment and travel.

What happens in bad weather?

I monitor weather forecasts and if conditions are predicted to be completely unsuitable, to ensure both your safety and enjoyment of the day, it may be necessary to cancel a workshop. I will endeavour to provide at least 24hrs notice, although this cannot always be guaranteed; you will be offered either a full refund or a place on a future course.


Coronavirus information

I monitor the latest Government guidance and workshops will only go ahead if it's safe to do so, the wellbeing of participants is my No.1 priority. As the workshops take place entirely outdoors we're in the safest place to be but workshop numbers are limited to small groups of 6 participants which helps facilitate social distancing during the day and makes things more enjoyable and comfortable for everyone.

If i find it necessary to cancel a workshop participants will have the choice of transferring to a future date, receiving a voucher valid for 18months or a full refund, whichever is preferred. If you’re unable to attend due to coronavirus restrictions, or related health reasons, I’ll supply you with an 18 month voucher valid for use on any future Snowdonia group workshop.

By booking you are confirming your acceptance of the following "TERMS & CONDITIONS"

STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS (Not applicable to Coronavirus related restrictions)

1. Group photography workshops require full payment at the time of booking.

2. Due to unforeseen circumstances I may need to alter or cancel a photography workshop, in which case I will endeavour to provide as much notice as possible, although workshops may still be cancelled up to 24hrs before the day of the workshop. If I deem cancellation necessary you will be offered either a complete refund or a place on a future workshop, whichever you prefer. If the cancellation is due to under-booking (a minimum of 3 participants is required to operate the workshop) you will be notified no later than 7 days prior to commencement of the workshop.

3. If you need to cancel your group photography workshop please inform me as soon as possible, email or a phone call is acceptable.  The following refunds terms apply: 

More than 28 days before the start date of the photography workshop - 100% refund.

Between 27-15 days before the start date of the photography workshop - 60% refund.

Less than 14 days before the start date of the photography workshop - No refund.

4. 121 workshops are only valid for an 18 month period starting on the date of the initial booking/payment. 

Whilst all reasonable care will be taken to ensure participants remain safe throughout, I can accept no personal liability for injury or damage done to participants persons or property. It is recommended that all attendees consider obtaining appropriate insurance.

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