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David Speight Photography
David Speight has been photographing the many & varied landscapes of Yorkshire for a number of years and has gained an intimate knowledge of the locations he captures and especially The Yorkshire Dales and Coast. His images have been used extensively to illustrate books, magazines, calendars and major ad campaigns, both here in the U.K and further afield.
Achievements include reaching the final round of judging in the 'Take a view' LPOTY competition for the four consecutive years that he has entered and picking up the Yorkshire Dales National Parks award in 2009. David's images have been exhibited regionally and at the National Theatre, London in association with 'Take a view' He has also conducted talks on landscape photography in his home county of West Yorkshire.
Landscape Photography Workshops David will guide you through the very basics of landscape photography. Working through manual camera controls; easy to understand explanations of apertures, shutter speeds, exposure and depth of field control are interspersed with general tips and hints on how to improve the technical aspects of your photography. We will cover subjects such as using filters to balance exposure, light and how it affects location planning, all the way through to the more creative elements of framing and composition. Rules, when to follow them and when to break them, incorporating depth, distance, scale and perspective into your images. The workshops are run from The Yorkshire Dales, The Yorkshire coast and The Lake District. These stunning scenic locations make it very difficult not to be creatively inspired. Group sizes are limited to a maximum of five people meaning you benefit from a good deal of one to one tuition time. Book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Landscape Photography Fine Art Prints and canvases Landscape photgraphy images of The Yorkshire Dales, The Yorkshire Coast (including Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay, Staithes, Flamborough and Bridlington) Available on a wide range of media including stretched canvas, acrylic and fine art photographic prints. Whether you are looking to create a stylish office space or to simply find a beautiful centrepiece for your home, there will be a print option and size to suit your requirements.
Testimonials are curated by Yorkshire Photography Workshops and are not independently reviewed or verified.
"First off David is an extremely talented photographer who produces some wonderful images - just check out his gallery if you haven't already done so. He is also a top guy, very friendly with a great sense of humour, and someone who really cares about making sure that the clients on his workshops get the very best experience possible. He tailors the tuition to suit everyone's ability and is extremely generous in sharing his experience and know-how (this is not the case with all photography tutors in my experience). We had a great day around Robin Hoods Bay. David knows his locations intimately and made sure we were in the right spot at the right time. The practical advice was supplemented with examples drawn from his own work to explain composition etc and we even managed to squeeze in a really useful photoshop tutorial over lunch in a cafe overlooking the bay - wonderful! All in all a totally absorbing day which was great fun and has moved my photography skills on in leaps & bounds"
Andy C (Leeds) on 24 February 2014
"I had a one to one session with David. I'm new to photography and was worried that I would struggle with the lessons. But David really brought it down to my level and by the end of the day I was taking some amazing shots and understanding what was been taught... I can't thank David enough for the day I had and as soon as I've saved some more money, I will definitely be booking my second lesson and hopefully going to the coast!!! I cannot recommend this man enough!!! You will not regret any money you spend on a day with him!!! Thank you so much David!!!"
Matt S (York) on 16 February 2014
"I have just returned from a 1 day workshop in the Yorkshire Dales, where it threw it down and blew a gale all day. Despite this, I had a great time thanks to David Speight, my instructor. David is a very talented photographer, but his knowledge of the subject and calm patience also make him a great teacher. He knows the Yorkshire Dales like the back of his hand and so we were able to switch location several times during the day to make the most of the bad weather. Throughout the day, David made every effort to ensure I met all of my objectives from the workshop, he clearly cares about his clients satisfaction. I left with some great shots, but also with the confidence to go and develop my skills further on my own. Having said that, there is always more to learn and so I will be looking forward to my next workshop with David, maybe during a spell of better weather."
Joel W (Hull) on 26 January 2014
"I've recently been on one of Davids "one to one" courses and I can honestly say it was a superb day. David is a great teacher with masses of knowledge on camera techniques, composition and Photoshop. His character comes through on the day and this sets you at ease so you don't feel like your being taught, but you are. One last thing, his choice of locations have some spectacular images to capture. I'll definitely be booking one of his courses in Whitby next year."
Harry F on 1 December 2013
"I have recently completed a one to one workshop with David in the Yorkshire Dales, this guy has a passion and love of his craft and this enthusiasm is offered plentiful and on a plate. If you're interested in experiencing the north of england and landscape photography or improving your landscape photography, this is your guy. Honest, funny and generous in his advice and choice of locations."
David A (Co Durham) on 22 September 2013
"Hi David, Just wanted to say thanks for a fab day in Whitby. Alfie and I really enjoyed it (can't believe he is using manual mode!) and I will send you a couple of pics via email. Thanks again, and look forward to another one soon!"
Lydia J (Hull) on 21 June 2013
"Dear David, thank you for Sunday - another great day where I learned some more & managed to take one or two reasonable photographs. I must say that I very much enjoy going out on photography trips with you, you are patient and, despite the fact that I must frustrate you at times, you never show it. Need to practice more on focusing (some efforts far better than others!) & just introducing myself to layer masks. Thank you once again, I'll sign up for an Autumn course on Erratics in the Yorkshire dales."
Nick P (Burley-in-Wharfedale) on 10 February 2013
"Joined David on his workshop to Flamborough yesterday. Although a bit cloudy the sun did come out for a bit. Fantastic day with David who was so happy to teach and very patient with a complete novice. Learned loads and really enjoyed myself. Thanks so much!!"
Andrina G (Driffield) on 13 January 2013
"Hi Dave, Just wanted to say thanks for a great day on your Malham workshop, it was good to have another persons view on things and the different techniques you showed me for different situations came in very handy. Hopefully after such a great day I can go on and keep improving my photography skills. A very good experience and I would highly recommend, many thanks Dave."
Andy G (Plymouth) on 16 September 2012
"Really enjoyed my day with Dave on the Robin Hoods Bay workshop. Apart from being a good instructor and an enthusiastic coach; he is one of those guys who has the ability to put you at ease as soon as you meet. Dave knows the location well which allowed us to visit a number of different areas during the day. I would recommend a workshop with Dave to everyone."
Colin S (Co Durham) on 15 December 2012
"Well David, I have found time to sit down and thank you for a great day out at Malham in early Feb. When I say early I also mean early in the morning. The day was absolutely brilliant. You pitched the day just right for my knowledge. I now have more confidence when using my camera on 'manual' mode. If anyone wants a great day out learning about landscape photography, book a day with David.
All the best David and I hope to share another day with you in the future."
Ron E (Nelson, Lancs) on 9 September 2012