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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.

Peak District landscape photography courses in Lathkill Dale. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday February 18th – Winter Landscapes in the White Peak.

Learn how to use long exposures with moving water in one of the Peak District’s most beautiful dales. An intermediate level course limited to just 4 photographers, with places costing £99.00 each. Fully booked.

Beginners' photography courses in Matlock Derbyshire. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday February 25th – Beginners’ Digital Photography in Derbyshire: Getting Off Auto Mode.

An entry level course which assumes no prior knowledge of photography, and is suitable for all makes and models of digital stills cameras. Held in a comfortable village hall near Matlock in Derbyshire, the course is limited to just 6 photographers. Places cost £99.00 each. Fully booked.

Photography courses near Sheffield by Peak Digital Training. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday March 18th – Moorland Landscapes near Sheffield.

A full day intermediate level course for just 4 photographers. Photographing waterfalls, abandoned millstones and gritstone edges until after sunset. Places cost £99.00 each. Only 2 places still available.

Beginners' photography courses in Matlock Derbyshire. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday March 25th – Beginners’ Digital Photography in Derbyshire: Getting Off Auto Mode.

An entry level course which assumes no prior knowledge of photography, and is suitable for all makes and models of digital stills cameras. Held in a comfortable village hall near Matlock in Derbyshire, the course is limited to just 6 photographers. Places cost £99.00 each. Only 2 places still available.

Beginners' photography courses in Matlock Derbyshire. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday April 22nd – Beginners’ Digital Photography in Derbyshire: Getting Off Auto Mode.

An entry level course which assumes no prior knowledge of photography, and is suitable for all makes and models of digital stills cameras. Held in a comfortable village hall near Matlock in Derbyshire, the course is limited to just 6 photographers. Places cost £99.00 each. Places available.

Peak District landscape photography course in spring. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday May 7th –Springtime Landscapes and Bluebells.

A full day intermediate level course timed to capture the bluebells at their peak! Half of the day will be spent in some of the finest bluebell woods in the Peak District, and the rest of the time at other nearby locations. Easy walking, and limited to just 4 photographers. Places cost £99.00 each. Places available.

Peak District landscape photography courses in Lathkill Dale. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday June 17th – Midsummer Landscapes 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. Places cost £99.00 each. Places available.

More course dates for 2023 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.

Landscape Photography on the Moors near Sheffield

Saturday March 18th – 10.30pm to 6.30pm. Places cost £99.00 each. Places available.

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.

Please contact us if you would like a booking form to reserve a place on this course. Continue reading “Landscape Photography on the Moors near Sheffield”

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 February 25th – 10.00am to 4.30pm. Fully booked.

Saturday March 25th – 10.00am to 4.30pm. Only 2 places still available.

Saturday April 22nd – 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 £99.00 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”

Springtime Landscapes and Bluebells in the Peak District

Saturday May 6th – 10.00am to 6.00pm £99.00 per person. Places available.

There will be only four photographers on this intermediate level landscape photography course, which has 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”

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 17th – 10.00am to 6.00pm. Cost £99.00 per person. Places available.

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.

Landscape photography training courses in the Peak District, Derbyshire and East Midlands by Peak Digital Training. Photo © Chris James
Dippers are a common sight along the river

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”

Winter Landscapes in the White Peak

Saturday February 18th – 10.00am to 5.30pm. £99.00 per person. Fully booked.

This course is being held in one of the Peak District‘s most beautiful valleys, which is also a National Nature Reserve. Lathkill Dale is beautiful at any time of year, but in winter the bare trees and abundant water give it a special stark quality which can produce beautiful images. The course will run until after sunset, so it will be a great chance to experience taking pictures in the low light conditions using long exposures.

This intermediate level 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 us to send you a booking form.

Continue reading “Winter Landscapes in the White Peak”