Saturday September 5th – 10.30am to 5.30pm
Saturday October 3rd – 10.30am to 5.30pm
Please note: depending on the coronavirus restrictions that are in place when these courses are held, there may have to be changes to the way they are run. For example, we may have to stay outside the Field Centre for most or all of the time, we may not be able to go to for a pub lunch, or the number of participants may have to be limited. We hope you will understand that this is for the safety of everyone on the course, and we will confirm the details as soon as we are able to. In the meantime, you can register your interest in these courses without obligation.
We are also running beginners’ level courses on July 18th and August 8th on the moors near Sheffield, which are limited to just 5 places, and are entirely outdoors to allow for adequate social distancing. See here for details of our beginners’ photography courses near Sheffield.
Each of these courses is limited to just 6 places, which cost £90.00 per person. Please contact us to request a booking form.
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 Derbyshire Peak District. 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.
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.
Here’s what two of our clients have said about the course:
“Just a short note to thank you for a superb beginners digital course yesterday. Beautifully delivered, easy to follow, excellent notes and just a great day. Surroundings are awesome. The change in settings and the information I can now see will make my snapshots better I am sure.” Richard
Another lady wrote: “I really enjoyed the course on Saturday. I learnt a lot and it was fun! You had such enthusiasm, both for the location and photography in general. I was impressed that you made the teaching relevant to each of our camera models rather than more general. I have been telling my friends all about how good it was….”
You can see more reviews from some of our hundreds of satisfied clients here.
These courses are held at a private Field Centre in a beautiful rural location in the Peak District, not far from Bakewell. They are a mixture of classroom based training (coronavirus restrictions permitting) and practice outdoors. For lunch, we will go to the local pub – which is only 15 minutes’ walk away across the meadows – or you can bring a packed lunch if you prefer.
The site has an amazing range of subjects – including big wide horizons, barns and drystone walls, still life subjects, rare wild flowers for close-up photography and photogenic ruined industrial buildings. There is little walking involved on these courses, as everything we need is right outside the door of the field centre. Most of the site is also relatively flat, so these courses are also suitable for people who have some mobility problems (please contact us before booking to check suitability if that applies to you). See below for further details.
The private Field Centre we use for these courses is in a fantastic rural location in the Derbyshire Peak District, only a few miles from Bakewell. It is in a 170 year old stone cottage, well away from roads and with its own car parking. It is part of a site which is a Scheduled Monument for its archaeology, and also has protected status for its conservation value. It has toilets and drinks making facilities, and we will also have a computer and large monitor for the classroom part of the training, and also so that we can review the photos you take straight away.
Places cost £90.00 each (not including lunch), and each course will be limited to a maximum of 6 persons. Please contact us to request a booking form, or if you need any further information.
We also run landscape photography courses in the Peak District for more experienced photographers. Click here for details of all our other photography courses in the Peak District and Sheffield area.