BUXTON IN THE PEAK DISTRICT PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
26th April 2020
12:30 – 20:30
SPEND A DAY VISITING AND PHOTOGRAPHING THE SURROUNDING AREAS OF BUXTON
WITH AUTHOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDEBOOK, PEAK DISTRICT THROUGH THE LENS
Meet at 12:30
Price: £125 per person (Deposit £40)
Join me on the 26th April for a packed day of photographing the areas surrounding Buxton in the Peak District.
Buxton is a large town falling just outside of the Peak District due to the National Parks borders actually forming a keyhole around the town. This means it’s an ideal base to photograph some of the fantastic locations in the area.
It sits on the cusp between the White Peak limestone and the South-West Peak’s gritstone.
We will start by visiting one of Buxton’s most infamous landmarks, Solomon’s Temple on Grin Low. This Victorian hill marker stands high above the town and offers great views across Buxton. It’s an easy-to-get-to location and will warm us up for the rest of the day.
We will then move to Three Shires head to practice our waterfall skills. This little waterfall runs under a characterful pack-horse bridge on the borders of Cheshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire, hence the name. In olden times, it would be used by outlaws to cross boundaries and escape jurisdiction of the police. Nowadays it is a much more peaceful spot.
Next, we will visit one of the Peak District’s best examples of a limestone pavement up on High Edge. While it may not be up to the standards of the Yorkshire Dales, it’s still a great place to visit especially with the world war bunkers at the top just adding to the interest.
For a sunset we will head over to the Hitter Hill which offers easy access but at the same time stunning views over Parkhouse Hill and Chrome Hill.
We will meet at Poole’s Cavern car park at 12:30 for a meet and greet with myself and the other photographer’s before making our way up to Solomon’s Temple.
We will break for lunch around 16:30 and if time allows, look at some of my images on a laptop to discuss basic processing techniques within Adobe Lightroom. The day will conclude after sunset around 20:30
Throughout the day we will look at techniques such as focusing, use of tripod, 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.
Below is an explanation of the difficulty for the workshop. This is largely affected by your perception and previous experience in this kind of environment. The rating is a rough guide and in context to the type of workshop e.g. a hill-walking workshop moderate is different to a standard day workshop moderate. I have tried to explain more about the day in the description above also.
This workshop is listed as easy/moderate. Locations could be approx. 30 minutes walk with returns to the car between locations. However you may be covering some steep ground over mixed-terrain. Some footpaths may be paved, however please also expect natural trails of a stable surface where you may encounter natural and unavoidable features such as rocks, tree roots, mud etc. It is unlikely we will be off the beaten track and these paths will be well used and popular. Once we arrive at our photography location we may be off the main path and as such extra care must be taken with any potential hazards. I will advise if I can see any hazards and if you are unsure, please ask. On these workshops you may be expected to walk around 6 miles in a day, with breaks between each location.
•Transport from meeting point.
•Introduction to post-processing.
•Technical tuition and advice.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
• Transport to meeting point.
• Food & Drink.
• Personal Insurance.
WHAT YOU NEED:
• Camera with spare batteries and memory card.
• Walking Boots
• Appropriate outdoor clothing.
• Camera Manual
• Tripod (Can Loan)
WHAT I CAN PROVIDE (GROUP SHARE):
• Selection of filters
GOOD TO HAVE:
• DSLR with selection of lenses.
• Remote Shutter