Beginners Digital Photography in the Peak District (Part 1) – Getting off Auto Mode.

All our courses at this particular location in 2017 have now taken place, but we will be running more from spring 2018. In the meantime, we will be running this beginners photography course on December 9th, February 3rd, March 3rd and April 7th near Matlock in Derbyshire.

If you want to learn how to get beyond the “point and shoot” phase with your digital camera, but are confused by its complexity, join us on one of these digital photography courses for beginners in the Derbyshire Peak District. No matter what type of digital camera you use – compact, bridge, mirrorless or digital slr – on these one day workshops you will learn solid, practical photographic techniques that will be relevant not only to your current camera, but also any other type of camera you may own in the future.

Ruined Peak District mine building. Photo © Chris JamesEach of these courses is limited to just 6 places, which cost £85.00 per person. The courses are being held at a Field Centre in the Derbyshire Peak District, not far from Bakewell on the following dates:

This course is the first part of our digital photography courses for beginnersClick here for details and dates for the second part of our beginners’ photography courses.

Click here for details of all our other photography courses in Derbyshire and the Sheffield area.

Please contact us to request a booking form for any of the above dates.

On these beginners’ level photography courses, you will learn how to take control of your camera’s controls for setting exposure and focus, learn about shutter speeds and lens apertures, and how to ensure you get more predictable results more of the time. You will also be given a printed sheet for your particular make and model of camera, telling you exactly how to adjust the most important settings that we will be learning to use on the day. Please see here for further details of exactly what we cover on both parts of our photography courses for beginners.

A derelict building in a Peak District location used for photography courses by Peak Digital Training

The location used for our course has some wonderful old buildings to photograph

The courses are being held in a fantastic rural location at a Field Centre in the Derbyshire Peak District, not far from Bakewell. It is located in a 170 year old stone cottage, well away from roads and with its own car parking. It also has toilets and drinks making facilities. It is part of a site which is a Scheduled Monument for its archaeology, and also has protected status for its conservation value. There is an amazing range of subjects for landscape photography, including big wide horizons, barns and drystone walls, still life subjects, wild flowers and photogenic ruined industrial buildings. There will be little walking involved on these courses, as careful choice of location means that everything we need is right outside the door of the field centre. We will also have the use of a laptop computer so that we can review the day’s work straight away.

For lunch, we will go to the local pub – which is only 15 minutes’ walk away across the meadows – or you can bring a packed lunch if you prefer. Places cost £85.00 each (not including lunch), and each course will be limited to a maximum of 6 persons.

Please contact us to request a booking form, or if you need any further information.

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