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

Here are the dates for our next digital photography courses in the Derbyshire Peak District and on the edge of Sheffield for the next few months. They are all one day courses, in small groups (with a maximum of only 4 or 6 people – depending on the course type), 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.

If none of these courses are convenient for you, or you would prefer training on weekdays, why not book some bespoke one to one training at a time and place to suit yourself?

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

Beginners' photography courses in Matlock Derbyshire. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday January 25th 2020beginners’ digital photography  – getting off auto mode in Derbyshire. £90.00 per person. Our beginners’ level course is designed to teach you the basics of photography to allow you to take control of your camera, and get you off the “all-auto” mode. Held in a warm and comfortable location near Matlock. Suitable for all makes and models of digital stills cameras – from compact, bridge and superzoom cameras, to mirrorless and dslr models. 1 place available.

Beginners' photography courses in Matlock Derbyshire. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday February 15th 2020beginners’ digital photography  – getting off auto mode in Derbyshire. £90.00 per person. Our beginners’ level course is designed to teach you the basics of photography to allow you to take control of your camera, and get you off the “all-auto” mode. Held in a warm and comfortable location near Matlock. Suitable for all makes and models of digital stills cameras – from compact, bridge and superzoom cameras, to mirrorless and dslr models. Fully booked.

Weir in Monsal Dale © Chris JamesSaturday February 29th 2020landscape photography in and around Monsal Dale in the Peak District. £90.00 per person. An intermediate level winter landscape course photographing moving water at the impressive weir, as well as other nearby subjects such as a mill and the remains of Derbyshire’s last working lead mine.

Beginners' photography courses in Matlock Derbyshire. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday March 14th 2020beginners’ digital photography  – getting off auto mode in Derbyshire. £90.00 per person. Our beginners’ level course is designed to teach you the basics of photography to allow you to take control of your camera, and get you off the “all-auto” mode. Held in a warm and comfortable location near Matlock. Suitable for all makes and models of digital stills cameras – from compact, bridge and superzoom cameras, to mirrorless and dslr models. Only 1 place still available.

Millstones on moorland near Sheffield in the Peak District. One of the subjects on a beginners' photography workshop by Peak Digital Training. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday March 21st 2020landscape photography near Sheffield (intermediate level). From morning to sunset on the moors around Fox House and Stanage Edge. Subjects will include waterfalls, abandoned millstones, gritstone edges and rock formations, with a maximum of only 4 people on the course. £90.00 per person. Little walking involved.

Waterfall in Lathkill Dale, in the Derbyshire Peak District. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday April 11th – landscape photography in Lathkill Dale (intermediate level). A full day’s photography in one of the Peak District‘s most beautiful dales, at a time of year when it is looking its best. The course is limited to just 4 photographers. £90.00 per person.

Beginners' photography courses in Matlock Derbyshire. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday April 18th – beginners’ digital photography  – getting off auto mode in Derbyshire. Our beginners’ level course is designed to teach you the basics of photography to allow you to take control of your camera, and get you off the “all-auto” mode. Held in a warm and comfortable location near Matlock. £90.00 per person. Suitable for all makes and models of digital stills cameras – from compact, bridge and superzoom cameras, to mirrorless and dslr models.

Bluebells on a Peak District landscape photography course by Peak Digital Training. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday May 2ndPeak District landscapes and bluebells in spring. An intermediate level course in the area around Stanton Moor in the Peak District. Very little walking involved to get to any of the locations we will be visiting. The course is limited to just 4 photographers – £90.00 per person. Fully booked.

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

Saturday January 25th 2020 – 9.30am to 4.30pm. 1 place available.

Saturday February 15th 2020 – 9.30am to 4.30pm. Fully booked.

Saturday March 14th 2020 – 9.30am to 4.30pm. Only 1 place still available.

Saturday April 18th 2020 – 9.30am to 4.30pm.

There is a maximum of only 6 people on each course, and places cost £90.00 each. Please contact us if you would like to be emailed a booking form.

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

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 to a maximum of 6 places so that the workshops are flexible and easily adapted to suit the specific needs and level of experience of the participants. 

These beginners’ level courses are not just for owners of digital slrs – they are 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 – on these courses you will learn about the basic controls and settings that will help you make better and more creative photos. Our emphasis is always on teaching solid photographic techniques – techniques that are relevant not just to your current camera, but also to any others that you will own in the future.

The courses assume no prior knowledge of photography – so they are ideal for people who have just bought their first dedicated camera and have only been using their 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. Everyone on these courses receives a printed sheet for their particular make and model of camera, telling you which are its most important controls and menu items, showing you where to find them, explaining in plain english what they do, and showing you exactly how to set them. You will learn:

  • what the different shooting modes are, and when to use them
  • how to get correct exposure in your photographs by using the correct combinations of shutter speeds, lens apertures and ISO
  • how to avoid blurred pictures by setting the correct shutter speed
  • how to set the focus point exactly where you want it
  • get colours in your images the way you want them to look
  • learn about the information your camera gives you both before and after exposures, and how to understand it

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Peak District Landscape Photography Courses

Our next landscape photography courses in the Derbyshire Peak District will be taking place on the following dates:

Peak District landscape photography course in Monsal Dale. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday February 29th 2020landscape photography in and around Monsal Dale in the heart of the Peak DistrictThree places currently still available.

Peak District landscape photography course near Sheffield. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday March 21st – landscape photography on the moors near Sheffield.

 

Peak District landscape photography course in Lathkill DaleSaturday April 11th – landscape photography in Lathkill Dale near Bakewell.

Bluebells on a Peak District landscape photography course by Peak Digital Training. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday May 2ndPeak District landscapes and bluebells in springtime. Fully booked.

 

A winter landscape photography course in the Derbyshire Peak District run by Peak Digital Training. Photo © Chris JamesThese intermediate level courses are all limited to just 4 people, allowing everyone to get plenty of individual attention. Places cost £90.00 per person (not including lunch) – click here to request a booking formor if you need any further information. 

Our landscape photography courses are all held at a range of beautiful locations in Derbyshire. We try to avoid the crowds at the most popular spots in favour of quieter areas, which are carefully chosen to be looking at their best at the particular time of year. One of the most popular subjects with clients is using long exposures with moving water, so we try to incorporate some waterfall photography into many of our courses. The other subjects available will depend on where the course is being held. At different times of the year, we take advantage of subjects such as bluebell woods in the spring, wild flower meadows in summer, purple moorland when the heather is in flower, or autumn colours – but we always take care to provide you with a range of great subject matter on all our courses. Sometimes we stay out until sunset time, so locations are then selected which allow us to take full advantage of “golden hour” and sunset light as well. You can see a selection of images taken by clients on our courses below. Continue reading

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