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

We would like to reassure our clients that during the coronavirus pandemic you can confidently book course places in the knowledge that, if the course has to be postponed, we will do our utmost to reschedule it at a later date. If we are unable to do so, you will be offered a place on an alternative course or a refund of the course fee. See here for details how we hope to be able to run courses once the current restrictions are relaxed.

In the meantime, we are offering one to one training via video link.

Here are the dates of the next digital photography courses we have planned 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.

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. 

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. Postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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. Postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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. Postponed due to coronavirus restrictions.

Peak District photography workshop. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday May 16thbeginners’ digital photography – getting off auto mode in the Peak District. This beginners’ level course assumes no previous knowledge of photography, and will help you get your camera off the “all-auto” mode for more creative and reliable results.  Held at a field centre in a very rural location, with a stunning range of subjects right outside the door. Very little walking involved. Suitable for all makes and models of digital stills cameras – from compact, bridge and superzoom cameras, to mirrorless and dslr models. £90.00 per person. Postponed due to coronavirus restrictions.

Photograph moving water on a Peak District landscape photography course. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday May 30thearly summer landscapes in and around Monsal Dale (intermediate level). Join us for a day’s landscape photography in the heart of the Peak District. We will be photographing moving water at the impressive weir on the R. Wye, as well as visiting other local sites with spectacular wild flower displays as well as old lead mining buildings. Postponed due to coronavirus restrictions.

Photographing a stream on a photography course for beginners near Sheffield. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday June 6thbeginners’ digital photography  – getting off auto mode near Sheffield. 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. The course is accessible by public transport and limited to just 4 photographers – £90.00 per person. Postponed due to coronavirus restrictions.

Lathkill Dale in the Peak District, where Peak Digital Training are running a landscape photography course. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday June 20thmidsummer landscape photography in Lathkill Dale. An intermediate level course on the summer solstice in one of the Peak District’s most beautiful valleys. Lots of moving water, wild flowers, wildlife and some spectacular limestone scenery!

Meadows and drystone wall in the Peak District © Chris JamesSaturday June 27thbeginners’ digital photography – getting off auto mode in the Peak District. This beginners’ level course assumes no previous knowledge of photography, and will help you get your camera off the “all-auto” mode for more creative and reliable results.  Held at a field centre in a very rural location, with a stunning range of subjects right outside the door. Very little walking involved. Suitable for all makes and models of digital stills cameras – from compact, bridge and superzoom cameras, to mirrorless and dslr models. £90.00 per person.

An Olympus mirrorless compact system camera on a landscape photography course in Derbyshire. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday July 18thbeginners’ digital photography  – getting off auto mode near Sheffield. 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. The course is accessible by public transport and limited to just 4 photographers – £90.00 per person.

A landscape photography course on moorland in the Peak District. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday August 8thbeginners’ digital photography  – getting off auto mode near Sheffield. 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. The course is accessible by public transport and limited to just 4 photographers – £90.00 per person. Timed to catch the heather at its best!

Sunset over heather moorland in the Peak District. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday August 15thheather landscapes near Sheffield. An intermediate level course on the moors just as the blooming heather should be at its best. Running from early afternoon right up to sunset. Limited to just 4 photographers. £90.00 per person.

Meadows and drystone wall in the Peak District © Chris JamesSaturday September 5th beginners’ digital photography – getting off auto mode in the Peak District. This beginners’ level course assumes no previous knowledge of photography, and will help you get your camera off the “all-auto” mode for more creative and reliable results.  Held at a field centre in a very rural location, with a stunning range of subjects right outside the door. Very little walking involved. Suitable for all makes and models of digital stills cameras – from compact, bridge and superzoom cameras, to mirrorless and dslr models. £90.00 per person.

Sunset & night photography course in the Peak District. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday September 26thsunset and night photography in the Peak District. An advanced level course based at a secluded field centre in the Peak District, with a fantastic range of subjects right outside the door. An almost full moon will be rising before sunset to give us some fantastic opportunities with old mine buildings for added foreground interest. The course is limited to just 6 people, with places costing £95.00 each.

A photograph of a skyline in the Derbyshire White Peak, where Peak Digital Training holds landscape photography training workshopsSaturday October 3rd beginners’ digital photography – getting off auto mode in the Peak District. This beginners’ level course assumes no previous knowledge of photography, and will help you get your camera off the “all-auto” mode for more creative and reliable results.  Held at a field centre in a very rural location, with a stunning range of subjects right outside the door. Very little walking involved. Suitable for all makes and models of digital stills cameras – from compact, bridge and superzoom cameras, to mirrorless and dslr models. £90.00 per person.

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 when they are announced, please sign up to our newsletter.

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Training During the Coronavirus Pandemic

A shop window in Matlock, Derbyshire during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo © Chris James

A shop window in Matlock recently

At the time of writing, to protect our clients’ health and to comply with government regulations, Peak Digital Training has suspended all of our photography courses and face-to-face training. Depending on how long the pandemic lasts, and what restrictions the government imposes in the future, will determine the nature of the training that we can offer over the coming months. Please be assured that we are very keen to restart courses as soon as it is safe to do so and the current lockdown is relaxed.

We would like to reassure clients that during the current lockdown, they can confidently book a place on a course knowing that – if it has to be postponed – we will do our best to reschedule it at a later date. If that is not possible, you will be offered a place on an alternative course or a refund of the course fee. Continue reading

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Activities for Photographers During the Coronavirus Lockdown

Now that it’s been confirmed that the current coronavirus restrictions will be extended for at least another 3 weeks, many of us are going to have more time on our hands than we expected to. This is happening just at the time of year when we might normally be itching to get out walking and taking photos of spring – but with restrictions on our movements, that is not going to be possible for many of us.

We can still take photos in our own gardens of course (the snakeshead fritillaries in the photo above were taken in my garden only last week), and in the local countryside or parks, but here are a few ideas for other ways in which we photographers can use our time productively to improve our skills whilst staying indoors if the weather is bad or we are having to self-isolate. Best of all, for most of them, all you need is an internet connection! Continue reading

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