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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 around Sheffield and South Yorkshire 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.

Wild flower meadow in the Peak District © Chris JamesSaturday May 25th – Beginners’ Digital Photography in the Peak District: Getting Off Auto Mode.

A beginners’ level course held at a beautiful rural location near Bakewell in the Peak District. The course is a mixture of classroom-based teaching and practice outdoors, and assumes no previous knowledge of photography. It is suitable for all makes and models of digital stills cameras. There is little walking involved on this course, and it is limited to just 6 photographers. Places cost £99.00 each. Fully booked.

A waterfall photographed on a Peak District landscape photography course in Lathkill Dale. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday June 15th – Midsummer Landscape Photography in Lathkill Dale.

A full day’s course in one of the Peak District’s most beautiful valleys. Learn how to photograph moving water using long exposures, as well as rare wild flowers and spectacular limestone scenery. This intermediate level course is limited to just 4 photographers, and places cost £99.00 each. Fully booked.

Beginners' photography course near Sheffield. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday June 29th – Beginners’ Photography Courses near Sheffield: Getting Off Auto Mode.

A practical entry level course which assumes no previous knowledge of photography and is suitable for all types of digital stills cameras.  It is being held outdoors in the area around Fox House, on the edge of Sheffield, and is accessible by public transport. The course is limited to a maximum of just 6 places, which cost £99.00 each. Only 2 places still available.

Photography courses Sheffield. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday August 3rd – Beginners’ Photography Courses near Sheffield: Getting Off Auto Mode.

A practical entry level course which assumes no previous knowledge of photography and is suitable for all types of digital stills cameras.  It is being held outdoors in the area around Fox House, on the edge of Sheffield, and has been timed to coincide with the heather being in bloom. The course is accessible by public transport and limited to a maximum of just 6 places, which cost £99.00 each. Only 2 places still available.

Peak District landscape photography courses by Peak Digital Training. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday August 10th – Heather Landscapes on the Moors near Sheffield.

The course is an intermediate level course timed to coincide with what should be the peak of the heather season.  It will run from early afternoon until 8.30pm, so we will be able to get some great shots in golden hour light, at sunset and in “blue hour” if conditions permit. The course is accessible by public transport, and is limited to just 4 photographers. Places cost £99.00 each. Places available.

Heather on moorland near Sheffield, where Peak Digital Training runs photography courses. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday August 17th – Heather Landscapes on the Moors near Sheffield.

The course is an intermediate level course timed to coincide with what should be the peak of the heather season.  It will run from early afternoon until 8.30pm, so we will be able to get some great shots in golden hour light, at sunset and in “blue hour” if conditions permit. The course is accessible by public transport, and is limited to just 4 photographers. Places cost £99.00 each. Fully booked.

More course dates for later in the year will added shortly, and 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 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 April 27th – 10.00am to 5.00pm. 

Saturday May 25th -10.00am to 5.00pm. Fully booked.

Our next beginners’ courses after these will be held on the moors near Sheffield on June 29th and August 3rd. See here for more details.

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”

Midsummer Landscape Photography in Lathkill Dale

Join us on a midsummer’s day for a landscape photography course in one of the Peak District’s most beautiful valleys.

Saturday June 15th – 10.00am to 6.00pm.

Cost £99.00 per person. Fully booked.

This course will be limited to just four photographers – so everyone will receive plenty of individual attention and get their questions answered. Please contact us if you would like to be sent a booking form.

A dipper in Lathkill Dale, where Peak Digital Training are running a midsummer landscape photography course. Photo © Chris James
Dippers are a common sight in Lathkill Dale

Lathkill Dale (most of which is a National Nature Reserve) has a fantastic range of subjects for us photographers – from the numerous weirs used to manage the water levels on the river, to waterfalls, woodlands, caves, impressive limestone cliffs and many species of beautiful flora and fauna. It has also been the scene of industrial activity for hundreds of years, and the remains of the two largest lead mines are today a Scheduled Monument for their significance. One of them still has the parts of a large steam engine house standing, while the visible remains of most of the other features have been made more attractive for photography by being reclaimed and softened by nature during the 170 years since mining here finished. Continue reading “Midsummer Landscape Photography in Lathkill Dale”

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. Only 2 places still available.

Cost £99.00 per person. 

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.

Continue reading “Beginners’ Photography Courses near Sheffield – 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”