Peak District Photography Workshops
Landscape photography courses and workshops
Small Group Landscape Photography Workshops
Photograph the glorious heather clad landscape
Our Peak District photography workshop offers a great opportunity to capture the beauty of this area when the heather is in flower. Britain’s very first National Park; the Peak District is thought to be the second most-visited national park in the world. An area of great diversity, it is conventionally split into the northern Dark Peak, where most of the moorland is found, and the southern, more gentle, White Peak, home to Dovedale amongst other beauty spots. It is an area of great natural beauty made up of rocky outcrops, heather covered moorland and wonderful limestone dales.
You will learn…
- Appropriate camera settings
- Working with light
- Composition techniques
- Depth of field & focusing
- Exposure & the histogram
- Use of filters
- Long exposures with water
- Suitable for all
- Sarah Howard/Paul Edney
Learn photography amid the beautiful Peak District National Park
Iconic Viewpoints And Hidden Gems
The Peak District’s varied landscape and rich heritage provide for some unrivaled scenery making this area a wonderful option for the landscape photographer. We will visit some of the region’s most scenic locations, including Longshaw Estate – a great venue with a number of subjects to photograph, including the remains of quarries where abandoned mill stones remain, dramatic panoramas and the lovely Padley Gorge with its ancient oaks, mossy rocks and tumbling streams.
Stanage Edge, the largest and most impressive of the gritstone edges, provides for some impressive landscape images especially when illuminated by the evening sun.
We’ll also visit the superb locations of Baslow and Curbar Edge as well as Mam Tor where we will take in the far reaching views of the Hope Valley below. More expansive views are to be found at nearby Bamford edge, which overlooks Ladybower reservoir. Further south, we’ll be exploring Monsal Head – a famous Derbyshire Peak District beauty spot with a magnificent view down Monsal Dale and up the Wye valley, as well as the distinctive Chrome Hill.
Peak District Workshop - General Information
The workshop is aimed at anyone who wants to improve their photography so photographers of all levels of experience are welcome. We will give you both practical and technical advice, as well as individual guidance and hands on demonstrations in the field. We will also look at the creative side of photography and developing your vision.
We will meet at 6:15pm on the first evening for introductions and a programme brief before dinner (included). Our photography commences the next morning after breakfast and runs through until 5pm the following day. We will visit a number of locations over the course of the workshop which will offer you numerous challenges and allow you to fully explore your creative potential. There will also be time to review and critique your images and the opportunity to discuss them with Sarah as we look back on our days’ photography. The workshop has a relaxed format and is designed to be enjoyable as well as well as educational, so aside of improving your photography you can also enjoy the beautiful surroundings and most importantly have fun!
We will have one to two vehicles to take us between locations on days one and two, but a volunteer driver will be required if numbers dictate, and fuel reimbursed.
Our meeting point on the first evening for introductions will be the Scotsmans Pack Country Inn. Please contact the hotel directly when making your booking and mention that you are attending the Image Seen workshop to receive the best rate.
Moderate-good – some uphill climbs and involved which are steep in places.
SLR camera with ideally both wide angle and telephoto lenses; tripod; cable release, Whilst not essential, you will benefit from bringing neutral density graduated filters; a polariser, a neutral density filter. It is also recommended that you also bring a rain cover for your camera. A laptop and card reader is useful to select and review your images for the purpose of our image critiques but not essential. Before buying any equipment or if you are unsure of what to bring, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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