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Breathtaking Snowdonia Photography Break with Jessops

Updated: Mar 11, 2023

For all those budding photographers out there, the award-winning Jessops Academy has introduced its first-ever Snowdonia Photographic Break – a rewarding course created to explore the majestic scenery of one of the UK’s most iconic landscapes. The three-day experience will run for the first time on 20th- 22nd March 2018 and includes all accommodation, excursions, and training so you can focus entirely on improving your photography!

Here is your opportunity to capture the rugged landscape of an iconic UK national park with guidance from a team of professional photographers.


Jessops Academy Travels To Snowdonia For Photography Break

About Jessops

Jessops is an iconic British retail brand that opened its first store in Leicester in 1935. Over the last 80 years, it has built an unrivaled reputation as the UK's leading photographic specialist due to its highly trained staff and wide range of imaging products and services. Jessops operates a nationwide network of 51 stores and is widely regarded within the photographic industry as amongst the best in Europe. To ensure customers’ needs are met however they choose to shop, Jessops also operates its website, and an in-house call centre manned by highly trained and specialist staff.

Snowdonia National Park

Snowdonia is the largest national park in Wales, covering 823 square miles of diverse landscape including the largest mountain - Mount Snowdon, coastline, beaches, and wetlands.

“Snowdonia National Park has an abundance of photographic opportunities. This new photography break will provide an amazing opportunity to encounter breath-taking landscapes of waterfalls, lakes, and rugged scenery as well as meet like-minded photographers in the process,” says Lee Rolfe, Leader of the Snowdonia Photographic Break and Jessops Academy Trainer. “With the guidance of our team, students will be able to capture the best sunrises, sunsets, and wildlife opportunities with real-time feedback from experts. They will leave with the knowledge and know-how to create and capture amazing landscape images at almost every angle.”


The Snowdonia Photographic Break

The Snowdonia Photographic Break has a jam-packed, three-day agenda in which landscape enthusiasts can become totally immersed in the beautiful scenery that this park has to offer. From experimenting with filters at the Streams of Nant Peris to capturing sunrise at the iconic Llandudno Pier; the team has thought of everything. Each day will be followed by a constructive image review so students can gain valuable feedback on the photos they have taken so far.

Aimed at photographers with a moderate level of knowledge and experience and will revolve around practical application with brief theory sessions each day. The experience is led by Lee Rolfe, a professional photographer with more than 19 years of experience. During the course, Lee and his team of passionate landscape experts will provide advice and feedback on what settings and equipment to use and how to get the best composition.


When & What Is Required For The Jessops Snowdonia Photographic Break

Need To Know Information

  • Taking place 20th – 22nd March 2018

  • Experience Level: Previous knowledge of exposure, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO is advisable for this experience. However, an expert academy tutor will be on hand to help with any settings you're feeling less confident about to ensure you get the results you want.

Equipment required to get the most out of the course

  • Fully charged camera batteries

  • Memory cards with a large capacity to capture RAW files,

  • Lenses that offer a variety of focal lengths and a wide-angle lens for grandeur landscapes, and a long telephoto lens for any wildlife you may encounter.

  • A sturdy tripod and a circular polarizing filter are also a must for spectacular landscape photography.

  • £600 per person including accommodation, local transport in Snowdonia, and some meals.

For the full 3-day agenda visit

This new photography experience joins an impressive roster of Jessops Academy courses designed to empower students at all levels with the knowledge and experience to further their photography skill set.

For more information on dates and space availability, visit

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