MAM TOR SUNRISE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
06:30 – 14:30
CAPTURE A SUNRISE FROM THE ICONIC MAM TOR & PHOTOGRAPH OTHER HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PEAK DISTRICT
WITH AUTHOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDEBOOK, PEAK DISTRICT THROUGH THE LENS
Meet at 06:30
At Mam Nick Car Park
Price: £125 per person (Deposit £40)
Join me on the 12th October for a packed day of photographing the Peak District including a sunrise from the epic and classic Mam Tor.
Mam Tor is one of the most popular spots for photography in the Peak District and it is easy to see why. Stunning, elevated views over both the Edale and Hope Valley while looking along The Great Ridge all the time. It offers easy access and is a spot prone to mist. With some luck we will capture a fantastic sunrise with the valley cloaked with the mist.
Once we have done sunrise we will pop to Castleton for some breakfast and if time allows, look at our images on a laptop to discuss basic processing techniques within Adobe Lightroom.
Then we will head to somewhere like Padley Gorge or Bole Hill depending on the conditions. If there is a high mist/fog, we will head to Bole Hill to hopefully catch the woodland thick with the mist with the rising sun breaking through. If not we will head to Padley Gorge to catch the start of Autumn.
We will meet at 06:30 to do a meet and greet with the other photographer’s and myself before moving on to Mam Tor for sunrise. Sunrise is approx 07:30 so we will have plenty of time to get there. The walk is fairly easy over largely good ground including a large section of flagged path, however the walk is around 30 minutes to the gate. This workshop is ideal if you already are familiar with the basics of photography, particularly settings as we will be photographing the best part of the day first, meaning we won’t have much prior time to build your skills. If you are familiar with your camera, you won’t learn less than a normal workshop it is just laid out different. If you are a beginner you may wish to choose one of my sunset workshops where we build skills as the day progresses.
The day will conclude around 14:30 depending on how we go for time, however please be flexible for it to overrun.
Upon booking you will be provided with a questionnaire to fill out which is a requirement of attending. I will also provide a recommended kit list and what to bring.
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. I have also created a Facebook client area where you can keep in touch, share your photos and keep in touch with other attendees from 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. It will also largely be dictated by your own perception and also your 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. Most people should be ok to attend and complete these workshops but please read on so you can understand the terrain. Most locations will be approx. 15 minutes from the car 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, while the locations are easy on their own, we will inevitably walk a fair distance over the course without realising and you can expect to walk anywhere between 3 and 6 miles in a day.
•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 clothing.
• Head Torch
• Camera Manual
WHAT I CAN PROVIDE (GROUP SHARE):
• Selection of filters
GOOD TO HAVE:
• DSLR with selection of lenses.
• Remote Shutter