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. Only 2 places still available.

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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Landscape Photography on the Moors near Sheffield

Saturday March 16th – 10.30pm to 6.30pm.

Places cost £99.00 each. Fully booked.

This intermediate level landscape photography course will be held in the area around Fox House (on to the border with Sheffield). It will start at 10.30am, and run until 6.30pm – just after sunset.

Landscape photography courses near Sheffield by Peak Digital Training. Photo © Chris JamesTo allow all participants to get plenty of individual attention, the course will be limited to just four photographers, with places costing £99.00 each.

This course is also accessible by public transport.

This edge of the Peak District offers a wonderful range of subjects – including waterfalls, colourful oak and birch woodlands, old millstone quarries, and natural gritstone outcrops. Since the sun will set  just before the course finishes , we should be able to get some great shots in golden hour light and at sunset if conditions permit.

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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, join us on one of these digital photography courses for beginners in the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District.

Saturday April 27th – 10.00am to 5.00pm

Saturday May 25th -10.00am to 5.00pm 

Places still available on both dates.

Our beginners’ digital photography 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 a compact, bridge, mirrorless or dslr. On these one day workshops in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District, 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.

Beginners and landscape photography courses in the Derbyshire Peak District by Peak Digital Training. Photo © Chris JamesOn these courses, 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. Continue reading “Beginners Digital Photography Courses in the Peak District – Getting off Auto Mode”

Springtime Landscapes and Bluebells in the Peak District

Saturday May 11th – 10.00am to 6.00pm. Fully booked.

Saturday May 18th – 10.00am to 6.00pm. Places available.

There will be only four photographers on each of these intermediate level landscape photography courses, which have been timed to capture some of the Peak District‘s woodlands in springtime when they are looking their best. One of the features of this course is that all the locations which we may visit are very accessible – no more than a few hundred yards from where we can park our cars. The walking is also very easy (with one small exception which is optional anyway).

Please contact us to request a booking form, or if you need any further information about this course. 

Photographing a ruined mine building on a Peak District landscape photography course. Photo © Chris JamesWe will spend the first part of the day in woods not far from Matlock photographing bluebells and other spring wild flowers, as well as the impressive ruined steam engine house of a former lead mine.

Here’s what our client Stuart said after a previous year’s course: “many thanks for a brilliant and enjoyable workshop last Saturday near Birchover. Your knowledge of the environment in Derbyshire is mind blowing and I know the rest of the group also thought so.
I’m very happy with most of the photo’s I’ve taken thanks to your advice and the pub food was excellent.”

We are able to park right by the edge of the woods, so very little walking is required, and it is also quite flat. There is only one steep slope (which often has some of the best bluebells – see the photo at the top of this page), but it is optional whether or not you decide to climb it, as there will be plenty of other bluebells to choose from! Continue reading “Springtime Landscapes and Bluebells in the Peak District”

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 15th – 10.00am to 6.00pm.

Cost £99.00 per person. Only 1 place 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.

A dipper in Lathkill Dale, where Peak Digital Training are running a midsummer landscape photography course. Photo © Chris James
Dippers are a common sight in Lathkill Dale

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”