Join me on the 20th December to photograph something a little different in the Peak District. This workshop’s ultimate goal is to take you up high and photograph a sunset from the Wool Packs on the south side of Kinder Scout, Derbyshire’s highest point.
If you are looking for a workshop offering something little different then this is for you!
At the start of the day we will explore waterfalls around Kinder Scout, likely in Grindsbrook Clough before photographing other viewpoints which should look good in the November light throughout the day. We may visit Ringing Roger and Upper Tor and head over to the Wool Packs or head up via Crowden Clough and photograph Crowden Tower.
We will meet at 09:00 to do a meet and greet with myself and the other photographers. We will break for lunch around 12:30. During this time of year, the light is good throughout the day and great images will be able to be taken all day. Sunset is at around 16:00 with around an hours walking back from the Wool Packs.
This workshop is suited for all levels of photography but is especially great for those who want to explore some of our higher areas with a good working knowledge of their camera and have potentially previously been on one of my more traditional day workshops. This is a workshop about experiencing higher up places, the walking that comes with it and enjoying the scenery as much as the photography.
Please note, a good level of fitness is required as this is a hill walking day. The pace will be fairly slow and relaxed but the whole route is around 6 miles and in late autumn/winter could prove trickier for some. You will also be walking over a mixture of paths, while all are marked the quality of the paths may vary. Please don’t let this put you off, if you have any concerns please feel free to get in touch.
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 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 a photographic walk. You will be expected to be of above average fitness and preferably with previous experience in the hills. You are likely to 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. We will stick to well used paths and trails where possible however at times these may include grassy paths or very uneven terrain. Once we arrive at our photography location(s) 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 -8 miles in a day. There may be some element of returning in the dark.