LOCATION Honister Slate Mine, Lake District
TIME 09:00 to 15:00
Group Size   8
  •  A unique and challenging workshop to photography this unusual subterranean world
  • VIP access to private mines, fully escorted by a knowledgeable guide
  • Entrance to the venue
  • Refreshments
  • Photographic Guide
  • PDF Handout
Not Included
  •  Camera
  • Spectators

Mines are fascinating places to visit but sadly are normally either compromised by restricted access or busy with other visitors. Our  ‘Moorland Mine photography master class’ will take place out of season with exclusive, VIP access to 2 fabulous mines for an extended photo session. A very knowledgeable and helpful guide, with a wealth of interesting stories and fascinating facts, will also accompany us ensuring we enjoy this experience in complete safety.

This Master Class session will be photographically, technically challenging with very little light underground, but the Wild Arena guide will be on hand to talk through the techniques to photograph in this situation. We will cover; the necessity for tripods focusing in low light conditions, long exposures, light painting with torches and the use of flash.

Everyone will be issued a helmet and head torch and the team will also have supplementary lighting for taking pictures. There will also be some opportunity to photograph the interesting views and the machinery disappearing into the mine entrances outside.

This is a wonderful, alternative day of photography, which we hope will be both interesting, fun and challenging. The supporting mine guide and Wild Arena tutor will be with the group for the whole session ensuring we are kept safe and making the most of the picture opportunities.

09.00: Arrival at the mine visitor centre.

09.15: Welcome Tea/coffee and a full briefing by your guides for the day.

09.45: The group will be driven to up to the main mine entrance for our first underground session.

12.30: Lunch break back at the visitor building (please bring a packed lunch).

13.30: We will visit a second mine with alternative options for images.

14.15: We will conclude with a trip up to the quarry top (weather permitting).

15.00: Summary & depart.

PLEASE NOTE: Our itineraries are listed as a guide and we may need to alter them depending on unforeseen circumstances, weather conditions or the availability of the subjects. Start and finish times are fixed to enable transport planning.

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Wild Arena is delighted to offer an annual membership scheme with many benefits to reward our regular customers and encourage new guests to participate on our wide range of different events. We offer 2 types of annual membership, at different prices, the details of which are listed in the below.

Annual Membership – £19

Provides our regular customers with a discount of 20% on all our one day workshops, £50 off every tour booking, a quarterly newsletter, priority notice on all new events and special offers on late availability! All the memberships prices are listed next to the standard price on all products on the website. Each new member receives a welcome pack vie email, but if you would like a gift pack please select this from the shop and add to your cart.

Annual Membership Benefits:​

  • 20%  discount on all one day events.
  • £50 discount on every tour booking.
  • Priority notice of discounted late space availability and new events.
  • Quarterly Newsletter.

Annual Membership Plus – £99

Not only provides all the benefits of normal membership, but also the opportunity to book a free workshop from the list below:

Members can choose one of the following events as your free workshop (1 session per year):

  • Macro Photography Workshop
  • Macro Exotic Mini Beast Session.
  • Big Cat Photography Workshop.
  • Safari Photograph Workshop.
  • Summer Evening Safari Photography Workshop.
  • Summer Evening Owl Photography Workshop.
  • Wild Red Kite Photography Workshop.
  • Butterfly Photography Workshop.
  • Butterfly Photography Masterclass.
  • Landscape Photography Workshops.
  • Getting Started with your Camera

Not only does this make ‘Membership PLUS’ outstanding value, it also makes a perfect gift for anyone interested in photography. Each new member receives a welcome pack vie email, but if you would like a gift pack please select this from the shop and add to your basket.

To receive your members discount on website orders, simply use your membership number in the voucher section of the basket and for special offers use the code given on the promotion.

(Please note membership discounts cannot be used in conjunction with Tesco vouchers or other ad-hoc, generic offers as specified).

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