Wild Camping in the Lake District with Thomas Heaton
This weekend, I went on a wild camping trip in the Lake District with Thomas Heaton.
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Thomas Heaton is someone who I’ve been wanting to collaborate with for ages. I love his YouTube videos, and he’s one of the photography vlogs I faithfully follow. So, I was excited at the opportunity to team up for a hiking, wild camping, and landscape photography adventure in The Lake District with him.
It was also cool to head off and photograph a location here in England that’s so familiar to him. It’s really great to be guided around, as a photographer, rather than spending hours searching around and location scouting.
We started our wild camping and photography adventure without much of a plan. We knew that we wanted to hike up to some cool views in the Lake District, but we didn’t know for sure where we wanted to go. The weather changes so quickly and varies from valley to valley, so your really have to play things by ear. I really trusted Thomas Heaton’s local knowledge and insticts.
Eventually, we went up a cool lake (tarn) called Sprinkling Tarn. It’s a cool spot, because it was actually the location of the first ever Thomas Heaton vlog.
You can see that first photography vlog here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r66-dOTSRlo
The location is really cool, and an epic spot for some landscape photography. And, the light looked like it was going to be really amazing as well. For a minute, it was. Then, as quick as it popped, the light disappeared.
But, even with no perfect sunset, we decided to have some fun. So, I had a race to set up my tent against Thomas Heaton. It was close, and he called it a draw. But, the reality is that he did beat me by a second or two.
Our wild camping spot up in the Lake District was just epic. Such a perfect location to spend the night, and I’m totally appreciative of Thomas for taking me up to that spot.
I ended this photography vlog with a little bit of a chat talking about how nice it is to meet one of the YouTubers your really respect and admire to find out that they’re exactly as genuine as they seem on their vlog.
Thomas Heaton is exactly as he appears on his videos. He’s totally in love with landscape photography and has a great passion for what he does. It’s refreshing to see that.
Tomorrow, we’re off on another hike here in the Lake District. The morning we get some insane light for landscape photography. Be sure to come back and check it out.