Capture and Create Photoshop workshop – The Lake District, England

Lake District Trip summary

This workshop is the second in a series of  Capture and Create Photoshop workshops taking place at a different and inspiring location each year. This year the stunningly beautiful Lake District in the north of England will provide the images and inspiration.

Each workshop will combine  dusk and dawn sessions around a featured location, Derwent water  will  provide the initial  setting and images for our first editing sessions.

Further practical  capture sessions  will be around Grassmere, Rydal and the Langdales, all within easy reach of our accommodation.

During the day and dark evenings, Photoshop tutorials and editing sessions will get to grips with Adobe Camera RAW workflow and the tools and techniques used in refining the creative image editing process.

Capture and Create

For many photographers image editing is a continued  work in progress. The editing tools have pretty much remained the same in the digital darkroom  but our vision, style and effective use of these tools keeps  evolving as expectation and trends change over time. From creating classic varied tone Black and White images to simple but powerfully evocative colour prints you’ll get the chance to breakdown and learn some of the editing processes for both and take an objective view of your own.

It’s also easy to get stuck in a creative rut and become uninspired with a particular process, dipping into presets to fill the creative gaps in our workflow. So with these sessions we will steer away from presets and explore  alternative methods and ideas to create stunning colour and black and white photographs.

During this Lake District workshop we’ll use fresh examples and adapt a simplified and structured RAW workflow that will help you  refine your editing process.  We’ll discuss editing techniques and look at historical examples of post production. A mixture of technical understanding and creativity is essential to unlock the potential of any RAW file. Finally you’ll get the chance to choose one of your edited images and create an A3 print it on a Canon Pro Printer to take home.

Whether you want to present a clear unaltered vision of your captured image or adapt a more creative interpretation of a scene or place this workshop will help  you in achieving those goals.

Course content 

Understanding exposure – highlights, mid-tones and shadows

Managing Histograms –   essential to image processing.

Understanding Dynamic range – the power of the modern DSLR RAW file

Setting up Photoshop – metadata  – managing folders

Layers and masks – local adjustments

Pixels, what we can control – HSL / tone /contrast /sharpening /cloning

Basic editing workflow – Camera Raw

Creative Editing – refining the image – working with smart objects

Philosophy – creating boundries

Creating your personal workflow and style

Historical critiques

Editing sessions & critiques

Producing an A3 print

You will need

Please note this is not a total beginners course so it’s essential that you’ve had some prior use of Photoshop and a have at least a basic understanding of the program.

A  laptop computer (Mac or PC) with recent Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge software installed (I recommend the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription).

Mouse and mouse pad or editing tablet.

A recent selection previously edited images edited by yourself for evaluation and review .


Your base for three nights and four days will be comfortable self catering or Hotel accommodation  convenient to our locations. Single occupancy rooms will be the norm unless stated – with  breakfast.

You can Check out some recent trip testimonials here

Getting there

Pick up options exact details will added shortly

A. Drive to the venue

B. Edinburgh Gateway – located between Edinburgh  Airport and Edinburgh Haymarket station.

Trams – every 7 mins and takes 7 mins from airport or city

Trains from Edinburgh Haymarket /Waverley stn frequent and takes around 10 mins

C. Penrith

Ends TBA

If you need any further information on pick up or drop off please just ask.

Capture and Create Lake District Photoshop Workshop
4 days Date: Thursday 5th - Sunday 8th November
Places available - 3 places left (max 5 )
Trip fee: £1095.00
Deposit £200.00


  • 3 nights single occupancy accommodation with breakfast
  • Practical sessions over 4 days
  • Guiding at locations
  • Photoshop course, critiques and handouts
  • Tea and coffee, refreshments
  • A3 print

Not Included

  • Flights or transport to pick up points
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Alcoholic Beverages

Lightstalker Highlights

  • Dusk and dawn sessions
  • Key Lake District locations
  • Adobe Photoshop tuition, workflow and creative editing techniques
  • Post production critiques
  • Post workshop edit critique
  • A3 print of your final work
Capture & Create was one of my favorite workshops, with my favorite tutor and participants :-). I would join another C&C workshop in another location. Thank you Glen for another great experience!
S. Meier, Zurich Switzerland