Next one day photography courses in the Peak District and Sheffield area

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), led by an experienced professional photographer with extensive local knowledge. You can read what some of our clients have said about our courses here on Google.

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

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. 

Heather moorland on the edge of Sheffield © Chris JamesSaturday August 31st – beginners’ digital photography (part 2) – getting creative near Sheffield. A full day out on the moors as they turn purple with the blooming heather. Photographing waterfalls, abandoned millstones, gritstone rock outcrops and more! 

Meadows and drystone wall in the Peak District © Chris JamesSaturday September 7thbeginners’ digital photography (part 1) – getting off auto mode in the Peak District. The first part of our beginners’ level courses is designed to help you take control of your camera, and get you off the “all-auto” mode. Held at a beautiful rural location near Bakewell. Suitable for all makes and models of digital cameras – from compact cameras to dslrs.

Saturday September 28th – beginners digital photography (part 2) in Monsal Dale. A day spent in the heart of the Peak District photographing moving water at the impressive weir, as well as another nearby location. Easy walking.

Meadows and drystone wall in the Peak District © Chris JamesSaturday October 5thbeginners’ digital photography (part 1) – getting off auto mode in the Peak District. The first part of our beginners’ level courses is designed to help you take control of your camera, and get you off the “all-auto” mode. Held at a beautiful rural location near Bakewell. Suitable for all makes and models of digital cameras – from compact cameras to dslrs.

Peak District building lit by flash at night - at the location being used by Peak Digital Training for a night photography courseSaturday October 12thsunset and night photography in the Peak District. An advanced level course timed to coincide with a full moon – a relatively easy introduction to night photography. Held at a fantastic rural location with great subjects, wide horizons and relatively little light pollution. One place still available.

Abandoned millstones in the Peak District, where Peak Digital Training runs one day landscape photography coursesSaturday October 19thautumn colours in the Peak District. An intermediate level landscape photography course held on moorland on the edge of Sheffield. The day will be divided between waterfalls in the morning, and gritstone edges and millstones with golden hour light right up to and including sunset.

 

Autumn photography courses near Sheffield. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday October 26thbeginners’ digital photography (part 2) – getting creative near Sheffield. Timed to capture the moors and woodlands with the beautiful autumn colours. The day will be spent outdoors photographing waterfalls and woodlands, millstones and gritstone edges right up to and including sunset. As the area is quite accessible, little walking will be involved.

Beginners' photography courses in Matlock Derbyshire. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday November 9thbeginners’ digital photography (part 1) – getting off auto mode in Derbyshire. The first part of our beginners’ level courses is designed to help you 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 cameras – from compact cameras to dslrs.

Waterfalls in a Derbyshire valley, where Peak Digital Training are running a landscape photography course. Photo © Chris James

Saturday November 23rd- beginners digital photography (part 2) near Matlock. A day spent outdoors photographing moving water at some of the best waterfalls in the whole of Derbyshire along with the wonderful colours of autumn – right up to and including sunset! Little walking involved.

Waterfall in Derbyshire photographed on a landscape photography course © Laura WhartonSaturday November 30th waterfalls in autumn. An intermediate level landscape photography course featuring some of the best waterfalls in Derbyshire. Timed to capture the colours of autumn at their peak, and in the best light – right up to sunset time. In a very compact area, so little walking is involved.

 

Beginners' photography courses in Matlock Derbyshire. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday December 14thbeginners’ digital photography (part 1) – getting off auto mode in Derbyshire. The first part of our beginners’ level courses is designed to help you 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 cameras – from compact cameras to dslrs.

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

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

Saturday September 7th – 10.00am to 5.00pm

Saturday October 5th – 10.00am to 5.00pm

Each of these courses is limited to just 6 places, which cost £90.00 per person. Please contact us to request a booking form for any of the above dates.

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.

Meadows and drystone wall in the Peak District © Chris JamesYou 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. You can see further details of exactly what we cover on both parts of our photography courses for beginners here.

The courses are being held at a private Field Centre in a beautiful rural location in the Peak District, not far from Bakewell. It has an amazing range of subjects for landscape photography (including big wide horizons, barns and drystone walls), still life subjects, rare wild flowers and photogenic ruined industrial buildings. There is little walking involved on these courses, as everything we need is right outside the door of the field centre. Most of the site is also relatively flat, so these courses are also suitable for people who have some mobility problems (please contact us before booking to check suitability if that applies to you).  See below for further details. Continue reading

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Beginners Digital Photography Courses (Part 2) – Getting Creative

Saturday August 31st near Sheffield on the edge of the Peak District. 10.00am to 5.00pm. See here for more details.

Saturday September 28th in and around Monsal Dale in the Peak District. 10.00am to 5.00pm.

Saturday October 26th on the edge of the Peak District near Sheffield. 11.00am to 6.00pm. See here for more details.

Saturday November 23rd near Matlock in Derbyshire. 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Students photographing a weir on one of Peak Digital Training's beginners' photography courses in the Peak District. Photo © Chris JamesPlaces cost £85.00 each (not including lunch), and there will be a maximum of only 6 people on each course. See below for further details of each course.

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