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 24th – 10.00am to 4.30pm. 

Saturday March 23rd – 10.00am to 4.30pm. 

These courses have now taken place, but you can see details of all our other beginners’ and landscape courses here.

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

To allow for plenty of individual attention, and also 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.

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Peak District Waterfalls and Woodlands in Autumn

These courses have now taken place, but you can see details of all our other courses here.

Saturday, November 11th from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. £99.00 per person. 

Saturday, November 18th from 9.00am to 4.30pm. £99.00 per person. 

These intermediate level landscape photography courses have both been timed to take advantage of the wonderful colours of autumn, and will be held on the moors around Fox House (close to the border between Derbyshire and Sheffield). Both courses are accessible by public transport.

The October 21st course will run from 10.00 am to 6.00pm, so will include photography during “golden hour” right up to sunset time if the weather conditions are suitable.

The course on November 18th features a whole day’s photography, starting just after sunrise at 9.00am and finishing after sunset at 4.30pm. 

This part of the Peak District offers a wonderful range of subjects – including waterfalls, colourful oak and birch woodlands, old millstone quarries, and natural gritstone outcrops. If we are lucky, we might well get some mist in the morning – this is one of the best spots in the Peak District for temperature inversions! For those interested in close-up and macro subjects, there should be plenty of interesting fungi at this time of year as well.

Peak District autumn landscape photography course. Photo © Chris JamesTo allow all participants to get plenty of individual attention, each course will be limited to just four photographers, with places costing £99.00 each.

Please contact us if you would like to request a booking form to reserve a place on this course.

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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.

Wild flower meadow in the Peak District © Chris JamesSaturday May 25th – Beginners’ Digital Photography in the Peak District: Getting Off Auto Mode.

A beginners’ level course held at a beautiful rural location near Bakewell in the Peak District. The course is a mixture of classroom-based teaching and practice outdoors, and assumes no previous knowledge of photography. It is suitable for all makes and models of digital stills cameras. There is little walking involved on this course, and it is limited to just 6 photographers. Places cost £99.00 each. Fully booked.

A waterfall photographed on a Peak District landscape photography course in Lathkill Dale. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday June 15th – Midsummer Landscape Photography 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, and places cost £99.00 each. Fully booked.

Beginners' photography course near Sheffield. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday June 29th – Beginners’ Photography Courses near Sheffield: Getting Off Auto Mode.

A practical entry level course which assumes no previous knowledge of photography and is suitable for all types of digital stills cameras.  It is being held outdoors in the area around Fox House, on the edge of Sheffield, and is accessible by public transport. The course is limited to a maximum of just 6 places, which cost £99.00 each. Only 2 places still available.

Photography courses Sheffield. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday August 3rd – Beginners’ Photography Courses near Sheffield: Getting Off Auto Mode.

A practical entry level course which assumes no previous knowledge of photography and is suitable for all types of digital stills cameras.  It is being held outdoors in the area around Fox House, on the edge of Sheffield, and has been timed to coincide with the heather being in bloom. The course is accessible by public transport and limited to a maximum of just 6 places, which cost £99.00 each. Only 2 places still available.

Peak District landscape photography courses by Peak Digital Training. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday August 10th – Heather Landscapes on the Moors near Sheffield.

The course is an intermediate level course timed to coincide with what should be the peak of the heather season.  It will run from early afternoon until 8.30pm, so we will be able to get some great shots in golden hour light, at sunset and in “blue hour” if conditions permit. The course is accessible by public transport, and is limited to just 4 photographers. Places cost £99.00 each. Places available.

Heather on moorland near Sheffield, where Peak Digital Training runs photography courses. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday August 17th – Heather Landscapes on the Moors near Sheffield.

The course is an intermediate level course timed to coincide with what should be the peak of the heather season.  It will run from early afternoon until 8.30pm, so we will be able to get some great shots in golden hour light, at sunset and in “blue hour” if conditions permit. The course is accessible by public transport, and is limited to just 4 photographers. Places cost £99.00 each. Fully booked.

More course dates for later in the year 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.

Photographing the Industrial Heritage of South Yorkshire

This course has now taken place, but you can see details of all our other courses over the coming months here.

Sunday May 29th, 10.30am to 6.30pm. Places cost £99.00 each.

This course will be limited to just six photographers – so everyone will receive plenty of individual attention and have their questions answered. Please contact us to request a booking form.

The relics of our industrial past can be extremely photogenic, and this unique workshop in and around Elsecar (between Sheffield and Barnsley in South Yorkshire) will give you the chance to photograph some excellent examples. 

Most of the workshop will be spent at the former Hemingfield Colliery, where we will have exclusive access. This well preserved colliery was developed in the 1840s, and worked the Barnsley coal seam until 1920. From then until 1989, it worked as a pumping station to keep other local mines dry. The site was finally bought by the Friends of Hemingfield Colliery in 2014 – and apart from on open days – is not open to the public, so we are fortunate to be given exclusive access for this course. Part of the course fee will be going to help them conserve and protect the site. More details about the mine and its history can be seen here on their website. Continue reading “Photographing the Industrial Heritage of South Yorkshire”

Edit Your Photos with Adobe Lightroom

We don’t currently have any dates scheduled for this one day course, but as an alternative, many of our clients prefer to have personalised one to one training which can be carried out at a time and place to suit them – even in their own home working with their own computer. See here for more details of our one to one Lightroom training.

If you really want to get the best from your photos, you need to learn how to edit them properly. The software of choice for many photographers is Adobe Lightroom, which was designed specifically to help digital photographers organise, edit and output their photos for a variety of purposes.

This hands-on, practical course will teach you how to get the best out of your photos using the tools within Lightroom’s Develop module. It is designed for people who already have some basic experience of working within Lightroom (or other photo editors such as Photoshop), but no previous editing experience is necessary. 

Please click here to request a booking form for this course.

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