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Next One Day Photography Courses in the Sheffield and Peak District Areas

Here are the dates of the next digital photography courses we have planned in the Derbyshire Peak District and on the edge of Sheffield in the next few months. They are all one day courses, led by an experienced professional photographer with extensive local knowledge. You can read what some of our hundreds of clients have said about our courses here on Google.

You can request a booking form here for any of our training courses listed below. Just click on the links for more information about individual courses. 

We also continue to offer one to one training either face to face or via video link. See here  for further details.

Beginners' photography courses in Matlock Derbyshire. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday October 30th – Beginners’ Digital Photography in Derbyshire: Getting off the Auto Mode.

This entry level course assumes no prior knowledge of photography, and is suitable for all makes and models of digital stills cameras. Held partly indoors and partly outside, there is very little walking involved. Limited to just 6 persons, places cost £95.00 each. Fully booked.

Photography courses near Sheffield by Peak Digital Training. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday November 13th – Peak District autumn landscapes course.

An intermediate level landscape photography course timed to take full advantage of the wonderful colours of autumn, which will be held on the moors above Hathersage in the Peak District (close to the border with Sheffield). Running from 10.00 am to 5.30 pm, it will include photography in golden hour and at sunset. Limited to just 4 photographers to allow for adequate social distancing. £95.00 per person. Fully booked.

Beginners' photography courses in Matlock Derbyshire. Photo © Chris JamesSunday November 28th – Beginners’ Digital Photography in Derbyshire: Getting off the Auto Mode.

This entry level course assumes no prior knowledge of photography, and is suitable for all makes and models of digital stills cameras. Held partly indoors and partly outside, there is very little walking involved. Limited to just 6 persons, places cost £95.00 each. Only 2 places still available.

Peak District stone circle. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday December 4th – Peak District Winter Landscapes Course.

An intermediate level landscape photography course around Stanton Moor. Photographing quarrying remains, a stone circle and natural subjects right up to sunset time. Limited to just 4 photographers to allow for adequate social distancing. £95.00 per person. Only 1 place still available.

Beginners' photography courses in Matlock Derbyshire. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday December 18th – Beginners’ Digital Photography in Derbyshire: Getting off the Auto Mode.

This entry level course assumes no prior knowledge of photography, and is suitable for all makes and models of digital stills cameras. Held partly indoors and partly outside, there is very little walking involved. Limited to just 6 persons, places cost £95.00 each. Places available.

Peak District sunset & night photography course. Photo © Chris JamesLow Light and Night Photography in the Peak District.

An advanced level course for just 4 photographers from early afternoon until 11.00pm. This course is planned for late March/early April 2022. Learn how to take great photos at sunset and night at a superb Peak District location. £99.00 per person. Places available.

More course dates will added on a regular basis, so if you would like to be kept informed of all the training courses we are running when they are announced, please sign up to our newsletter.

We are also able to offer one to one training either in person, or via video link.

Beginners’ Digital Photography Courses in Derbyshire – Getting off Auto Mode

Learn how to get off the auto mode and take control of your camera!

Saturday October 30th – 10.00am to 4.30pm – fully booked.

Sunday November 28th – 10.00am to 4.30pm – only 2 places still available.

Saturday December 18th – 10.00am to 4.30pm –places available.

A misty morning in the Derwent Valley, Derbyshire. Photo © Chris James

To enable proper social distancing, there will be a maximum of only 6 people on each course. Places cost £95.00 each. Please contact us if you would like to be emailed a booking form to reserve a place.

These one day courses are being held in the village of Tansley, near Matlock in Derbyshire. They are run in a relaxed and informal atmosphere, and designed to bring together people with similar levels of ability. Group numbers are deliberately kept low so that the workshops are flexible and easily adapted to suit the specific needs and level of experience of the participants. Continue reading “Beginners’ Digital Photography Courses in Derbyshire – Getting off Auto Mode”

Sunset and Beyond – Low Light and Night Photography in the Peak District

“It often seems to me that the night is much more alive and richly coloured than the day” – Vincent Van Gogh.

2.00pm to 11.00pm. Cost: £99.00 per person. 

This course has had to be postponed due to adverse weather. We are now planning to run it in late March/early April 2022. Please contact us if you would like to be notified when it has been rescheduled.

Most photographers have tried to photograph a sunset at some point (many cameras even have a special “sunset” mode), but the results are often disappointing. On this course you’ll find out why this can happen, and learn some of the techniques that will make your sunset photos really come alive. Many of these same techniques also apply to twilight and night photography, and during this course, you will learn how and when to use them.
Modern digital cameras work extremely well in low light conditions, and have made night photography much easier and predictable than it used to be in the days of film. So if you’ve ever wanted to try low light, night photography and “light painting“, this course will show you how to get started, and what fun it can be!

Please contact us if you would like more information, or to request a booking form for this course. There will be a maximum of only 4 photographers on this course, and priority will be given to people who have already attended one of our landscape photography courses. Continue reading “Sunset and Beyond – Low Light and Night Photography in the Peak District”

Autumn Landscapes in the Peak District

Saturday, November 13th from 10.00am to 5.30pm. £95.00 per person. Fully booked.

Autumn landscape photography course near Sheffield. Photo © Chris JamesThis intermediate level landscape photography course has been timed to take full advantage of the wonderful colours of autumn, and will be held on the moors above Hathersage in the Peak District (close to the border with Sheffield). The course is accessible by public transport.

This part of the Peak District offers a wonderful range of subjects – including waterfalls, colourful oak and birch woodlands, old millstone quarries, and natural gritstone outcrops. For those interested in close-up and macro subjects, there should also be plenty of interesting fungi at this time of year.

The course on November 13th will run from 10.00am to 5.30pm- which is just after sunset time. To allow all participants to get plenty of individual attention and for adequate social distancing, this course will be limited to just four photographers, with places costing £95.00 each.

Please contact us if you would like to request a booking form to reserve a place on this course. Continue reading “Autumn Landscapes in the Peak District”

Stanton Moor Winter Landscapes Course

Saturday December 4th – 10.00 am to 5.30 pm. Only 1 place still available.

This course will be limited to just 4 photographers. Places cost £95.00 each. Please contact us to request a booking form, or if you need any further information about this course. 

This course will explore some of the wonderful photographic subjects around Stanton Moor, between Bakewell and Matlock in the Peak District. We will spend the first part of the day in one of the former sandstone quarries which surround the moor. Stanton Moor has been prized for its fine grained stone for centuries (the paving for Trafalgar Square came from here), and the quarry we will visit still retains plenty of interesting features from its industrial past – even though they have now been softened and reclaimed by nature. Continue reading “Stanton Moor Winter Landscapes Course”

Peak District Photography Courses for Beginners

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 beautiful Derbyshire Peak District.

Over the winter months, we are running our beginners level courses at Tansley, near Matlock. The next dates will be on November 28th and December 18th. Please click here for further details.

To ensure plenty of individual attention from the tutor, as well as to ensure adequate social distancing, this beginners’ course is limited to just 5 places, which cost £95.00 per person.

We will visit two different locations during the day (both of which are only a short and easy walk from where we will park our cars), and the course will continue until shortly after sunset.

This course is not just for owners of digital slrs – it is 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 this one day workshop 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. Tripods will be available to borrow if you don’t already have one.

“I really enjoyed the course on Saturday.  I learnt a lot and it was fun!  You had such enthusiasm, both for the location and photography in general.  I was impressed that you made the teaching relevant to each of our camera models rather than more general.  I have been telling my friends all about how good it was….”

On this course, 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. 

Please contact us if you would like a booking form for this course. Continue reading “Peak District Photography Courses for Beginners”