Some of the most renowned North Yorkshire photographers will share with camera enthusiasts their approach to taking great images of the North York Moors landscape and wildlife during a weekend devoted to outdoor photography.
Moorsview 2017, organised by local businesses PC Photographic and Trailblazer Outdoors, will see a fresh line-up of speakers for a one-day seminar on Saturday 9 September at the Kirk Theatre in Pickering.
Well-known photographers such as Joe Cornish and Robert Fuller will join upcoming talents Karl Holtby and Lucy Saggars in sharing their skills and techniques with the seminar audience. Proceeds from the day will be donated to the Scarborough & Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team and a number of local wildlife and conservation charities.
This year’s event, which was first held in 2015, has also expanded to include Moorsview Extras, a series of photo walks and practical workshops on Friday 8 and Sunday 10 September at locations throughout the National Park.
The sessions will include opportunities to hone night photography skills at Whitby, take images of raptors in flight at the National Centre for Birds of Prey in Helmsley and learn the techniques for capturing the beauty of locations such as the Hole of Horcum and Saltwick Bay.
John Clifton of PC Photographic comments: Moorsview 2017 builds on the success of our previous event, turning a day of talks into a true festival of practical photography.
The North York Moors offers a rich variety of landscape and wildlife opportunities – from the expansive open views on the high moors, to the intimate patchwork of a succession of verdant dales – a paradise for outdoor photographers.”
A touring photographic exhibition will also support Moorsview 2017, beginning at the Joe Cornish Galleries in Northallerton on Saturday 12 August. The exhibition then opens at The Wonky Pitcher Cellar, Pickering to coincide with the Moorsview weekend before moving onto the Inspired by… gallery at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby from 19 October.
Saturday’s seminar runs from 9am until 5pm and costs £80 per person including buffet lunch. For further information, booking and details of the individual photo walks and workshops, please go to www.trailblazeroutdoors.co.uk/pages/moorsview.
Moorsview 2017 is part of Destination Partnerships Moors and Dales, a partnership project running until 1 March 2019 to boost rural tourism across the four protected landscapes within North Yorkshire.
This project is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas.
The four protected landscape areas are North York Moors National Park, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.