PEAK DISTRICT THROUGH THE LENS PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
12:00 – 20:00
CHASE THE LIGHT AND WEATHER TO PHOTOGRAPH THE PEAK DISTRICT AT ITS BEST
WITH AUTHOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDEBOOK, PEAK DISTRICT THROUGH THE LENS
Meet at 12:00
Price: £125 per person (Deposit £40)
Join me on the 20th September for a packed day of photographing the Peak District at its best.
The Peak District was Britain’s first National Park and is reputedly the world’s second busiest after Mount Fuji in Japan. With 555 square miles of land to be explored, there is a huge variety of subjects to explore.
As author of the 400-page photography guidebook ‘Peak District Through The Lens’, I will take you around the Peak District seeking out the best locations on that day. There is no set itinerary for this day and I will use my local knowledge to best judge where to go on the day, depending on the weather.
We will be chasing the light and the photographs. This is often how I work; I plan shoots in my head for years but getting the certain conditions to capture the images requires last minute thinking.
We will visit waterfalls, woodlands and finish off with a sunset from a fantastic viewpoint where we will hopefully be rewarded for our efforts.
We will meet to do a meet and greet with myself and the other photographers at 12:00 before discussing the final plans for the day.
We will break for food around 16:00 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 20:00
Please note, the workshops fitness level has been rated as easy. However, as we will be chasing the light and the right locations we may go outside of this description if the groups fitness allows.
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, using a 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 landscape. 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 outdoor clothing.
• Tripod (Can Loan)
• Camera Manual
WHAT I CAN PROVIDE (GROUP SHARE):
• Selection of filters
GOOD TO HAVE:
• DSLR with selection of lenses.
• Remote Shutter