Join me on November 3rd November for a packed day of photographing autumn at its best in the Peak District.
Autumn becomes such a colourful time in the Peak District, with the vibrant purples of heather season long gone. Now it’s the turn of yellows, oranges and reds to completely transform the landscape, giving its final hoorah before the colour is gone for winter.
The best two weeks of Autumn are typically the last week of October and the first week of November. This is when there are usually enough leaves on the trees in vibrant colours while plenty have fell to carpet the ground.
To start the day, we will head to the Mecca of autumn locations in the Peak District, Padley Gorge and spend a good portion of our initial part of our day here. This area offers so much, there’s the babbling Burbage Brook with its variety of cascades and small waterfalls. There’s millstones scattered through the woodlands and let’s not forget the tree which roots grow over the quarried rocks.
After lunch, we will head up to Bole Hill to look at the amazing landscape filled with thousands of Birch Trees where you could spend hours and not have to take the same composition twice. To top it off, hunt around and you will find some of the best collections of abandoned millstones in the whole of the Peak District.
To top the day off, we will head up to Stanage Edge. This classic gritstone edge which also happens to be England’s longest provides a great spot to photograph the sun going. The bracken below turns a fiery orange and the plantation of trees half way along also turn a lovely autumnal orange.
The light at this time of year is good throughout the day and should allow us to get some great photos.
We will meet at 08:30 to do a meet and greet with the other photographer’s and myself before moving on to our first location.
We will break for lunch around 12:00 and if time allows, look at our images on a laptop to discuss basic processing techniques within Adobe Lightroom. The day will conclude after sunset around 16:30.
Throughout the day we will look at techniques such as focusing, use of filters vs exposure blending, composition, working with the light and more.
I am more than happy to discuss other more advanced techniques on 1-2-1 basis as well as to the group, depending on what is beneficial.
The day is tailored around you as much as possible and I strive to give each of you on the course for that day the best day possible. At the end of the day, you will have hopefully learnt new techniques and taken away some imagery you will be proud of. I am a friendly and relaxed tutor and I welcome you to keep in touch with me after the course to ask me any questions you may have looked over on the day.
There will be a maximum group size of 4 meaning there will be plenty of 1-2-1 time. I will be on hand throughout the day for any questions and my focus will be on ensuring you have the best day possible.