Full review can be found here: Review – I was amazed at his wealth of knowledge of the Peak District and I soon realized he knew the area like the back of his hand” – “I thoroughly enjoyed the day learning new skills
As a complete landscape novice I wanted to develop my skills and attending a one day workshop with James proved to be ideal. James has an easy-going nature and is a patient teacher. His knowledge of the Peak District provided a variety of locations that allowed us to practice a whole range of techniques. Using weirs, underground tunnels and sweeping vistas allowed James to demonstrate how to use filters, depth of field, composition and manual focus to obtain stunning photographic results. I’d recommend a day with James to anyone who wants to learn landscape photography.
I recently took part in a one day Dark Peak District workshop. While the early January weather was pretty poor, I nevertheless enjoyed the day. James training style made everyone feel included, he chose 4 contrasting locations that made the best of the difficult conditions and was efficient and friendly in organising the day. His local knowledge and passion for the Peak District were clearly apparent, both in person as well as in his excellent e-book: Peak District Through the Lens. I would certainly consider doing further training with James.
I had a great day out with James in the Peak District a couple of weeks ago. It was my first time in the Peak District and despite the shocking weather I managed to get the answers I needed and have returned since and have been practising
Having been introduced to James’s book, I decided it would be a good idea to go on a workshop. Well 6th November came and I was wellie deep in water photographing several waterfalls, as in the book. I have learnt a lot about composition, filters and the weather. I’m hoping to go on more workshops in 2017. I will of course be visiting Derbyshire again to visit more of the sites shown in the book.
I recently had a workshop up in the Peaks with James with a view to learning more about landscape photography. In weather that can only be described as ‘biblical’ I had a great day chasing the light and getting some great shots. James has a great knowledge and enthusiasm for his subject and is happy to pass that on with a natural ability to teach. He also seems to have a knack of picking the right place at the right time!!
I’d highly recommend a workshop day to anyone who wants to learn more about landscape photography and enjoy a great day out in the Peak District.
Thanks James, keep up the great work!
I went with James recently on a workshop around the Peaks and thought it was a very insightful and educational experience.
I wanted to gain the confidence and knowledge to be able to take landscape photos myself and came away with a new found desire to go out and put what I learned into practice.
Would recommend for anyone wanting to learn or perfect there photography.
I really enjoyed the workshop in the Peak District on the Winter Solstice. The scenery was brilliant and James advice and tuition was excellent. I am looking forward to booking another workshop with James in 2017.
Enjoyed my Winter Solstice experience with James. Weather was variable but had 3 very different locations.A first for me was taking shots with my wellies on in the water at Monsal Weir. The light was brilliant in the late afternoon at Curbar Edge, I promised James a sunset, which happened in part, but as I say wonderful light. I picked up some useful hints, including the rotation of the polariser in live view modifies the histogram and you can see the image alter. I think Elements may have upgraded the spot healing brush as this turned out to be brilliant for removing unwanted people from the shots at Arbor Low
Anyone will benefit for a day out with James and his book is superbly done as well