Our next landscape photography courses will be taking place on these dates:
Saturday October 27th near Fox House on the edge of Sheffield. 10.00am to 5.30pm. Two places still available.
Saturday November 24th near Matlock in Derbyshire. 9.30am to 4.30pm.
Saturday December 15th near Fox House on the edge of Sheffield. 9.00am to 4.00pm.
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.
We will be in the area around Fox House on the edge of Sheffield for our course on October 27th. The autumn colours should be especially good this year after the dry summer, and this course has been timed to take full advantage of them. We will be photographing the waterfalls in some beautiful oak woodland, but there will be plenty of other subject matter available – including fungi, abandoned millstones and gritstone edges. The course will run until sunset time, so there will also be the chance to get some spectacular skyscapes during “golden hour” if the weather obliges.
On November 24th, we will be in a lovely little valley near Matlock in Derbyshire. Autumn is probably the best time of year to see it – once the leaves have fallen from the trees and they provide a colourful backdrop to the stream and old mill buildings. The valley drops 200ft in just a few hundred yards, so there are some spectacular waterfalls (including one of the highest in Derbyshire) to practise long exposure techniques. The course runs from 9.30am to 4.30pm, and as the valley faces west, it is a very good location for afternoon light and sunsets. Lunch will be in a local pub, and since the valley is so compact, there will be little walking involved on this course. The valley is quite steep in places, but there are steps and good paths, so it is not difficult.
Our final landscape photography course for 2018 will be on December 15th – again in the area around Fox House on the edge of Sheffield. For part of the day, we will be in a sheltered valley to photograph waterfalls, with the carpet of autumn leaves providing an extra element of colour to the scenes. If we get some nice winter light, the nearby gritstone edges will be looking spectacular, especially since the course runs until after sunset – so a chance to get some great skyscapes as well. But the area has so much to offer that you can get some great photos in almost any weather conditions. The course will run from 9.00am to 4.00pm, with lunch in a local pub (not included in the course price).
Our landscape photography courses are most suitable for owners of digital slr, mirrorless 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 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.