Autumn Landscapes in the Peak District

Saturday, October 16th from 10.30 am to 6.30 pm. £95.00 per person. 

Autumn landscape photography course near Sheffield. Photo © Chris JamesThis intermediate level landscape photography course has been timed to take full advantage of the wonderful colours of autumn, and will be held on the moors above Hathersage in the Peak District (close to the border with Sheffield). The course is accessible by public transport.

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. For those interested in close-up and macro subjects, there should also be plenty of interesting fungi at this time of year.

The course will start at 10.30 am, and run until 6.30pm – which is just after sunset time. To allow all participants to get plenty of individual attention and for adequate social distancing, this course will be limited to just four photographers, with places costing £95.00 each.

Please contact us if you would like to request a booking form to reserve a place on this course. Continue reading “Autumn Landscapes in the Peak District”

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

We are pleased to announce that we are now running courses again. As a precaution against COVID, all these courses are being held OUTDOORS, and numbers are being kept low to ensure adequate social distancing. 

We also 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. 

Beginners' photography course in the Peak District. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday June 5thbeginners’ photography course near Sheffield.

A one day course in the area around Fox House, which 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 only 5 students to allow for adequate social distancing. £95.00 per person. Only 2 places still available.

Peak District landscape photography courses in Lathkill Dale. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday June 19th – midsummer landscapes in Lathkill Dale.

An intermediate level landscape course in one of the Peak District’s most beautiful valleys. Photographing flowing water, rare wild flowers and spectacular limestone scenery. Limited to just 4 photographers to allow for adequate social distancing. £95.00 per person. Fully booked.

Millstone on moorland near Sheffield. Photo © Chris JamesSaturday July 10thbeginners’ photography course near Sheffield.

A one day course in the area around Fox House, which 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 only 5 students to allow for adequate social distancing. £95.00 per person. Places available.

 

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. Places available.

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 only 5 students to allow for adequate social distancing. £95.00 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. Places 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.

Beginners’ Digital Photography Courses in Derbyshire – Getting off Auto Mode

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

Due to the coronavirus situation, to minimise the risk of transmission we are currently only running courses outdoors. See here for details of the beginners’ level courses that we are running in the Peak District and near Sheffield over the coming months. 

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

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.

To enable proper social distancing, there will be a maximum of only 5 people on each course. Places cost £95.00 each, and please contact us if you would like to be emailed a booking form. Continue reading “Beginners’ Digital Photography Courses in Derbyshire – Getting off Auto Mode”

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 “Activities for Photographers During the Coronavirus Lockdown”

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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