Beginners Digital Photography Courses in the Peak District – Getting off Auto Mode.

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 May 14th – 10.00am to 5.00pm.

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

Limited to just 6 photographers. Places cost £99.00 each. 

These courses are not just for owners of digital slrs – they are suitable for any digital camera provided it can be used in other than “all-auto” or “scene” modes – whether it is – compact, bridge, mirrorless or dslr. On these one day workshops 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.

The courses are limited to just 6 places, which cost £99.00 per person. Please contact us to request a booking form. Continue reading “Beginners Digital Photography Courses in the Peak District – Getting off Auto Mode.”

Photographing the Industrial Heritage of South Yorkshire

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

Only 2 places still available.

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”

Beginners’ Photography Courses near Sheffield – Getting Off Auto Mode

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

Saturday June 11th – 10.00am to 5.00pm

Saturday August 13th – 10.00am to 5.00pm

These practical one day courses are held outdoors and are each limited to a maximum of 6 places, which cost £99.00 each. Please contact us to request a booking form, or if you need any further information about the course. 

The courses are 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 courses are not just for owners of digital slrs, but are equally 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”

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 25th – 10.00am to 6.00pm. Cost £99.00 per person.

Only 2 places still 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”

Heather Landscapes Course near Sheffield

Saturday August 20th – 1.00pm to 9.00pm. Cost: £99.00 per person. 

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”