Beginners’ Photography Courses near Sheffield – Getting Off Auto Mode

Learn how to take control of your camera on the beautiful heather moorland near Sheffield!

Saturday June 29th – 10.00am to 5.00pm. Only 2 places still available.

Saturday August 3rd – 10.00am to 5.00pm. Fully booked.

Cost £99.00 per person. 

See here for the dates of all our other  courses.

These practical one day courses are being held outdoors in the area around Fox House, on the edge of Sheffield, and are accessible by public transport. Each course is limited to a maximum of just 6 places, which cost £99.00 each. Please contact us to request a booking form, or if you need any further information about the courses. 

Photographing a stream on a photography course for beginners near Sheffield. Photo © Chris JamesNo prior knowledge of photography is required for these courses – so they are ideal for people who have just bought their first dedicated camera (and have only previously used a smartphone to take photos), as well as those who have only been using their camera in “auto” mode and would like to learn how to use it to its full potential. The course is not just for owners of digital slrs, but is equally suitable for any type of digital camera provided it can be used in other than “all-auto” or “scene” modes – whether it is a compact “point and shoot” camera, travelzoom, bridge, mirrorless, or dslr.

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Beginners Digital Photography Courses in the Peak District – Getting off Auto Mode

If you want to learn how to get beyond the “point and shoot” phase with your digital camera, join us on one of these digital photography courses for beginners in the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District.

Saturday May 25th -10.00am to 5.00pm. 

Saturday September 7th – 10.00am to 5.00pm. Places available.

Our beginners’ digital photography courses are not just for owners of digital slrs – they are suitable for any digital camera provided it can be used in other than “all-auto” or “scene” modes – whether it is a compact, bridge, mirrorless or dslr. On these one day workshops in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District, 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.

The courses are limited to just 6 places, which cost £99.00 per person. Please contact us to request a booking form.

Beginners and landscape photography courses in the Derbyshire Peak District by Peak Digital Training. Photo © Chris JamesOn these courses, you will learn how to take control of your camera’s basic settings for exposure using shutter speeds, lens apertures and ISO, and adjust colour and focus to ensure you get more consistent and predictable results more of the time. You will also be given a printed sheet for your particular make and model of camera, telling you in plain English exactly how to adjust the most important settings that we will be learning to use on the day. Continue reading “Beginners Digital Photography Courses in the Peak District – Getting off Auto Mode”

Heather Landscapes Courses near Sheffield

Waterfalls, heather and sunset all in one day!

Saturday August 10th – 1.00pm to 8.30pm. Places available.

Saturday August 17th – 1.00pm to 8.30pm. Fully booked.

Places cost £99.00 per person. 

These courses are being held on the edge of Sheffield, in the area around Fox House and Stanage Edge, and are readily accessible by public transport from Sheffield. To make sure that you get plenty of individual attention and can have your questions answered (as well as to allow for adequate social distancing), numbers will be limited to a maximum of only four photographers. Please contact us if you would like us to send you a booking form.

The courses will run from early afternoon until just after sunset, and have been timed to coincide with what should be the peak of the heather season. This area area has a wealth of subject matter for the landscape photographer, with high gritstone edges, abandoned millstones, a beautiful wooded valley with lots of little waterfalls, and natural rock outcrops as well as superb views over the Dark Peak for sunsets. Continue reading “Heather Landscapes Courses near Sheffield”

Springtime Landscapes and Bluebells in the Peak District

Saturday May 11th – 10.00am to 6.00pm. Fully booked.

Saturday May 18th – 10.00am to 6.00pm. Fully booked.

Cost £99.00 per person.

There will be only four photographers on each of these intermediate level landscape photography courses, which have been timed to capture some of the Peak District‘s woodlands in springtime when they are looking their best. One of the features of this course is that all the locations which we may visit are very accessible – no more than a few hundred yards from where we can park our cars. The walking is also very easy (with one small exception which is optional anyway).

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

Photographing a ruined mine building on a Peak District landscape photography course. Photo © Chris JamesWe will spend the first part of the day in woods not far from Matlock photographing bluebells and other spring wild flowers, as well as the impressive ruined steam engine house of a former lead mine.

Here’s what our client Stuart said after a previous year’s course: “many thanks for a brilliant and enjoyable workshop last Saturday near Birchover. Your knowledge of the environment in Derbyshire is mind blowing and I know the rest of the group also thought so.
I’m very happy with most of the photo’s I’ve taken thanks to your advice and the pub food was excellent.”

We are able to park right by the edge of the woods, so very little walking is required, and it is also quite flat. There is only one steep slope (which often has some of the best bluebells – see the photo at the top of this page), but it is optional whether or not you decide to climb it, as there will be plenty of other bluebells to choose from! Continue reading “Springtime Landscapes and Bluebells in the Peak District”

Landscape Photography on the Moors near Sheffield

Saturday March 16th – 10.30pm to 6.30pm.

Places cost £99.00 each. 

This course has now taken place, but you can see details of all our other courses here.

This intermediate level landscape photography course will be held in the area around Fox House (on to the border with Sheffield). It will start at 10.30am, and run until 6.30pm – just after sunset.

Landscape photography courses near Sheffield by Peak Digital Training. Photo © Chris JamesTo allow all participants to get plenty of individual attention, the course will be limited to just four photographers, with places costing £99.00 each.

This course is also accessible by public transport.

This edge of the Peak District offers a wonderful range of subjects – including waterfalls, colourful oak and birch woodlands, old millstone quarries, and natural gritstone outcrops. Since the sun will set  just before the course finishes , we should be able to get some great shots in golden hour light and at sunset if conditions permit.

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