Peak District Landscape Photography Courses

Our next landscape photography courses will be taking place on these dates:

Saturday August 11th near Fox House on the edge of Sheffield. 10.00am to 5.00pm.

Saturday September 8th in Monsal Dale in the Peak District. 10.00am to 5.00pm.

A tripod will be essential for these courses, but we will have several for loan if you don’t already have one, and we will also have a selection of filters for you to borrow.

All of these intermediate level courses will be limited to just 4 people. Places cost £85.00 per person (not including lunch) – click here to request a booking form for our landscape photography training courses.

Peak District moorland near Sheffield © Chris JamesThe course on August 11th has been timed to capture the moors looking at their best, with the heather in full bloom. We will be in the area around Fox House, on the edge of Sheffield – which has some of the finest heather moorland in the whole of the Peak District. There is a wide range of subject matter available to us – which means that walking will be kept to a minimum – including gritstone rock outcrops, abandoned millstones, and waterfalls as well as the heather itself. The course runs from 10.00am to 5.00pm, with lunch in a local pub or tearoom (not included in course price). This course is also accessible by public transport from Sheffield.

Learn to photograph moving water on a landscape photography course in the Peak District. Photo © Chris JamesThe course on September 8th will be held in and around Monsal Dale. While this beautiful valley is probably most famous for its viaduct, there is plenty of other subject matter for photographers. The large and impressive weir is one of the best in the Peak District, and a wonderful subject for practising photographing moving water. The height of the weir, and the speed of the water flow allow a number of different techniques to be tried out when photographing it, and there is good access from both banks of the river, allowing it to be photographed from a variety of different angles. We will be spending half the day there, then after a pub lunch, we will head to another nearby location – which will be chosen on the day according to weather and lighting conditions. The course will run from 10.00am to 5.00pm.

Our landscape photography courses are most suitable for owners of digital slrmirrorless or any type of camera that has interchangeable lenses – whether it is Nikon, Canon, Sony, Pentax, Panasonic, Olympus, Fuji, Samsung or any other make. On these intermediate level courses, we concentrate less on the settings on your camera, and more on the creative side of landscape photography. As the number of people on each course is limited to only 4 people, these courses are less structured than our beginners’ courses, and are flexible enough to address the individual needs of different photographers.  

As these are intermediate level courses rather than beginners’ level courses, it is important that you are already familiar with the basics of photography and how to use your camera in other than the “all-automatic” mode. If you are not confident about how to set correct exposure, read histograms, and set the focus point, please see here for details of our beginners’ level digital photography courses which would be more suitable for you.

Subjects covered on these landscape workshops can include:

  • composition for picture impact
  • creative use of lens apertures and shutter speeds 
  • how to get the correct colour balance in your photos
  • tips for shooting in RAW format
  • using different types of filters
  • proper use of tripods

Apart from your camera and any lenses you want to bring, a decent tripod is essential – though we will be able to loan you one if you don’t already have one – and we will also have some filters for you to experiment with if you wish. We will also be bringing a laptop (loaded with various photo software) to allow us to view your images during the day – or you are of course welcome to bring your own laptop or tablet if you have one.

Please contact us to request a booking form, or if you need any further information. You can also see here for details of all our digital photography courses in other parts of Derbyshire and the Peak District.



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