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

We are pleased to announce that we are now running a full range of courses again. As a precaution against COVID, all courses are being held OUTDOORS, and the number of participants is being kept low to ensure adequate social distancing. Our trainer has now also been fully vaccinated.

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

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. 

Peak District landscape photography course near Sheffield. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday August 14thheather landscapes course on the moors around Fox House.

An intermediate level landscape photography course on moorland on the edge of Sheffield, which has been timed to catch the heather when it is looking its best. Running from early afternoon until after sunset. Limited to just 4 photographers to allow for adequate social distancing. £95.00 per person. Fully booked.

Heather moorland on the edge of the Peak District near Sheffield. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday August 21st beginners’ digital photography course near Sheffield.

A one day course in the area around Fox House, which has been timed to catch the heather at its best and will involve little walking. It will help you get your camera off the “all-auto” mode for more creative and reliable results, and is suitable for all makes and models of digital stills cameras. Limited to just 5 students to allow for adequate social distancing. £95.00 per person. Fully booked.

Peak District photography workshops. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday September 11thPeak District beginners’ photography course.

A beginners’ level course to help you get your camera off the “all-auto” mode for more creative and reliable results, and suitable for all makes and models of digital stills cameras. We will be visiting two fantastic Peak District locations, and staying out until sunset. Only easy walking involved. Limited to just 5 students to allow for adequate social distancing. £95.00 per person. Places available.

Weirs in Lathkill Dale in the Peak District. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday September 25th – early autumn Peak  District landscape photography course.

An intermediate level course which will visit two beautiful locations in the White Peak. Running from late morning until after sunset, and with little walking involved. Limited to just 4 photographers to allow for adequate social distancing. £95.00 per person. 2 places still available.

Peak District sunset & night photography course. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday October 2nd – Low Light and Night Photography in the Peak District.

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

Autumn landscape photography course in the Peak DistrictSaturday October 16th – 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 10.30 am to 6.30 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. Only 1 place still 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.

Early Autumn Landscapes in the Peak District

Saturday September 25th – 11.00am to 7.00pm. £95.00 per person.

Only 2 places still available.

As we move into September, the golden colours of autumn start to appear and the nights draw in. This intermediate level landscape photography course has been timed to take advantage of both, and will include photography at two different locations in the White Peak from late morning until just after sunset. 

There will be little walking involved on this course, and the bulk of it will be fairly flat – so well within the ability of most people.

The course will be limited to just four photographers – so everyone will receive plenty of individual attention and get their questions answered. It will also allow us to maintain social distancing.

Please contact us if you would like to request a booking form.

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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.

Saturday October 2nd – 2.00pm to 11.00pm. Cost: £99.00 per person. 

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”

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.

Saturday September 11th – 12.00 noon to 8.00pm in Lathkill Dale. 

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”

Beginners’ Photography Courses near Sheffield – Getting Off Auto Mode

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

Saturday August 21st – 10.00am to 5.00pm. 

This course is now fully booked, but we will be running another beginners’ level course in Lathkill Dale in the Peak District on 11th September. See here for further details.

These practical one day courses are held outdoors and are each limited to a maximum of 5 places (to allow for adequate social distancing), costing £95.00 each. Please contact us to request a booking form, or if you need any further information about the course. 

 

This course is being held in the area around Fox House, on the edge of Sheffield, and are accessible by public transport.

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 are not just for owners of digital slrs, but 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. Continue reading “Beginners’ Photography Courses near Sheffield – Getting Off Auto Mode”

Heather Landscapes Course near Sheffield

Saturday August 14th – 1.00pm to 9.00pm. Cost: £95.00 per person. Fully booked.

Heather moorland near Sheffield. Photo © Chris JamesThis course is being held on the edge of Sheffield, in the area around Fox House and Stanage Edge, and is 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 people. Please contact us here to request a booking form.

The course will run from early afternoon until just after sunset, and has been timed to coincide with what should be the peak of the heather season. The 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 Course near Sheffield”