Photography and sustainability make for a great holiday in Eden

A stunning new holiday experience in the beautiful Eden in Cumbria is providing visitors with a whole new way of achieving a sustainable holiday.

Out There People have created a learning in leisure Mountain Landscape Photography course that offers a unique combination of the glorious mountainous landscape of Eden and 2 days of outstanding photography.

Out There People is a proud member of Nurture Eden, a forward thinking organisation that is spearheading a campaign to make Eden into a top class responsible tourist destination. Through this latest venture it has created yet another way for tourists to enjoy this most picturesque and tranquil part of Cumbria and have a holiday that leaves a lighter footprint.

An Out There People mountain leader escorts photography enthusiasts into the mountains around glorious Ullswater – England’s most beautiful lake, which nestles in the shadow of mighty Helvellyn. Here, they spend two full days exploring and discovering vantage points and locations that would be inaccessible to most people.

Early and late starts are scheduled to enable participants to capture the glory of the mountains at sunrise and sunset, when ‘golden hour’ light spectacularly illuminates the landscape, providing perfect conditions for that once-in-a-lifetime shot.

Skills taught during the Mountain Landscape Photography experience include composition, lighting, use of filters, control of exposure for artistic benefit and advanced techniques such as low-light photography and exposing to the right.

Backing this is expert instruction in how to cope safely in mountain environments and explore sensibly.  The mountain exploration and photographic elements are interwoven in various ways, including route planning and using the map to help schedule fabulous shots.

Participants need reasonable fitness levels, as 7-8 hours on each of the two days are spent in the mountains.  They also need a basic understanding of their own digital SLR camera, which they need to bring on the course along with suitable clothing and kit.  They are then taught how to make the most of the various features offered by their own particular camera.

The experience costs £229 per person, while partners can accompany the photographer for the exploration elements only at a cost of £50.  This price includes the course fee, course notes and a 12-month period in which to have e-mail questions answered by the tutor after the course has ended.

Participants can choose their own local accommodation to suit their budget.  Everything from lakeside campsites, to green B&Bs and responsible tourism hotels are featured on the Nurture Eden website – www.agreeneden.org Details of how to book this amazing mountain photography experience can be found at www.outtherepeople.co.uk