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Walking with Helen Iles – Photography in Landscape

Sun February 10 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm


you will learn

  • How to use your camera settings and functions
  • How to take great photos in the Landscape
  • Long exposures
  • How to think creatively
  • How to use a tripod
  • What Welshot can do for you and your photography

the schedule

  • 10:20am – Meet at Ogwen Cottage / Welcome
  • 10:30am – Walk and photography starts
  • 2.30pm – Finish back at Ogwen Cottage

please bring

  • Camera and lenses suitable for this event
  • Spare batteries
  • Memory
  • Tripod
  • Suitable clothing and walking shoes for the environment
  • Lunch, snacks, hot and cold drinks

what will happen

A brand new (to Welshot) photographic experience which mixes walking in the great outdoors with photography.  Walking With Your Camera – guided by Helen Iles* has been specifically designed for those photographers who want to get into the beautiful Snowdonia National Park in North Wales to practice their Landscape Photography skills.  From landscape to macro (close-up) to natural history photography – what could be better than a gentle stroll, along a river or a lake, and learning how to get the best from your camera.  Helen will inspire, motivate and help you get the best from the day and like every Welshot there will be help, support and guidance to help you along the way.   

Cwm Idwal – a 3 to 4 hour gentle hill walk taking in one of Snowdonia’s hidden gems, famous for its rock formations, plant life and stunning views of the lake. The lake is surrounded by the towering peaks of Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr, Y Garn and across the valley, Pen Yr Ole Wen.

The day will start with a 30 minute walk up to the lake. Parking is at Idwal Cottage. The walk along the path around the lake will take approximately 3 hours, taking in plant life, water falls and mountain landscapes. We will look at long exposure photography so please bring tripods and spare batteries.

Conditions may be slippery underfoot so walking boots are essential. Being February there is the potential for cold weather, snow and rain, so warm winter clothing and waterproofs are needed. Bring snacks and drinks as the cafe at the bottom may be closed during the winter months.

Link with map and details here:https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/carneddau-and-glyderau/trails/cwm-idwal-walk

Link to Helen’ equipment list:  However this is usually for higher ground – https://www.heleniles.co.uk/me/equipment/

Come and join us and the Welshot Team – Beginners are welcome and actively encouraged at Welshot with all help, guidance and support given.

Lunch and refreshments will be the responsibility of the delegate.

Image Credit: Helen Iles

Walking with Your Camera with Helen Iles

*Helen Iles who has been a long standing Welshot Member and has often helped on various Welshot events will now be joining the Welshot Team on a more formal basis.  Helen will be leading a new (to Welshot) type of event – from Full Days to Mini-Modules – all based in the great outdoors.

“Walking with Your Camera and Helen Iles”

From Barmouth to Bangor, from Aberdaron to Anglesey, from our amazing Welsh rivers, peaks of Snowdonia to the power of the coastline…  Helen Iles will be helping YOU to get the best from YOUR camera in the great outdoors.  Some events will be gentle walks – some a little more energetic – all will be designed to help you with specific outdoor photographic genres (Macro, Nature, Landscape, Seascape) that you want to learn and capture images in your camera.

Helen is a member of South Snowdonia Search and Rescue Team , fully trained in mountain first aid and a qualified Mountain Leader.  For those who want more than what Helen will be offering through Welshot there will be a chance to book directly for a more extensive/energetic mountain experience



Ogwen Cottage Ranger Base
Nant Ffrancon
Betheda, LL57 3LZ United Kingdom
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