CHROME HILL AND PARKHOUSE HILL PHOTOGRAPHIC WALK
15:30 – 21:30
TAKE A PHOTOGRAPHIC WALK AROUND THE TWO MOST DISTINCTIVE HILLS IN THE PEAK DISTRICT
WITH AUTHOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDEBOOK, PEAK DISTRICT THROUGH THE LENS
Meet at 15:30
Price: £95 per person (Deposit £40)
Join me on the 4th May for a packed day of photographing my two favourite hills in the Peak District, Chrome and Parkhouse Hill.
Chrome and Parkhouse Hill are in my opinion, the two best looking hills in the Peak District. They rise out of the Upper Dove Valley swiftly and sharply. These limestone reef knolls are defined and are shaped like nothing else in the Peak, perhaps being two of the only true peaks in the Peak District.
As a lover of these hills, I devised a route a few years back which is featured in my book, Peak District Through The Lens. The route is around 5 miles long starting at Hollinsclough and heads up to a limestone pavement and World War 2 bunker on High Edge, then heading past Tor Rock where you get a real appreciation for Chrome Hill before heading up the hill itself. We will walk ‘The Dragon’s Back’, reaching the summit, photographing along the way before heading up Parkhouse Hill to capture the sunset. If we have made good time, we can add High Wheeldon or Hitter Hill on as an annex before Parkhouse Hill. Please note Parkhouse Hill is steep and at times a little exposed and realistically only two people can shoot from the summit at a time so a little flexibility is needed.
We will meet to do a meet and greet with myself and the other photographers at 15:30 before heading off from Hollinsclough.
We will break for food around 18:00. Please bring a packed lunch. We will discuss what we have done and learnt on the day so far while eating and enjoying the views.
This day is slightly shorter than most workshops due to two factors 1) The light will be softer the later we leave 2) A full 8 hours would be too much time and we would reach the sunset destination way too early.
This day has been listed as moderate because it is 5 miles long over fairly good ground and we will be having plenty of stops. However, difficulty can often be your own perception and this is a hill walking day as much as a photographic day. Please contact me if you have any concerns.
Throughout the day we will look at techniques such as focusing, use of filters vs exposure blending, composition, working with the light and more. This is a photographic walk and as such, we will build techniques throughout the day and the aim is to put what we have learnt into practice for the sunset on Parkhouse Hill.
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.
•Transport from meeting point.
•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 clothing.
• Head Torch
• Camera Manual
WHAT I CAN PROVIDE (GROUP SHARE):
• Selection of filters
GOOD TO HAVE:
• DSLR with selection of lenses.
• Remote Shutter