PHOTOGRAPH THE QUIETER SPOTS IN THE PEAK DISTRICT FROM SUNRISE TO SUNSET
07:30 – 16:30
VISIT QUIETER AND LESS PHOTOGRAPHED SPOTS IN THE PEAK DISTRICT
WITH AUTHOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDEBOOK, PEAK DISTRICT THROUGH THE LENS
Meet at 07:30
Location Buxton (TBC)
Price: £125 per person (Deposit £40)
Join me on January 12th for a packed day hunting down locations in the less photographed side of the Peak District.
The Peak District over the years has become an increasingly popular place for photographer’s and rightly so. A lot of my workshops are based around some of the more popular locations where there are often multiple compositions, sometimes also suited for all weather conditions. However, one of the best things about photography is exploring areas, finding new compositions and locations people hardly visit and this is what this workshop is all about. I have visited most nooks and crannies in the Peak over the years, often going to a location for just one shot but one shot is all you need. Eventually it lead to me writing my guidebook, Peak District Through The Lens.
On this workshop I aim to take you to locations I may not usually go with a group. These photographic spots will all be great, with some of my favourite shots coming from many of these places but there may be extended effort put in to receive less photos. Basically, this workshop carries a little risk because if the light doesn’t come we may not have as many alternative options. Therefore this workshop is designed for those who have been with me before, those who understand that going out with a camera isn’t always about returning with photos or those who wish to find some new and quieter spots and are already quite competent with a camera.
OK, so not all spots will be quite a secret but a lot will be less photographed than most and I’m fairly sure we won’t bump into others while there. There will be no Higger Tor, Mam Tor, Winnats Pass, think Wolfscote Hill, Pilsbury Castle and Win Hill instead.
Because of this some locations will be around 30 minutes from the car.
The light at this time of year is good throughout the day and hopefully extends to offering more opportunities.
We will meet at 07:30 for sunrise 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 some of my images on a laptop to discuss basic processing techniques within Adobe Lightroom. The day will conclude after sunset around 16:30.
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 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. 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 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 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