peak district through the lens

A photography guide to the Peak District now offered as a fully fledged eBook, staying faithful to the original print version. For those who prefer an interactive guide, all my spots are on the Photohound platform including other areas I have contributed to such as Snowdonia and the Lake District.

Peak District Through The Lens

James is the proud author of the self-published, 400-page photography location guidebook Peak District Through The Lens which earnt over 80 five-star reviews on Amazon . It was released in 2015 and sold out in less than 18 months. Now, the book is offered as a fully-fledged digital eBook with updated imagery, text and hyperlinks to allow you to browse through the book with ease.

  • Over 300 viewpoints in over 80+ locations. A guide to photographing in and around the Peak District. Through the seasons and in all weather
  • Covering the iconic through to the hidden gems
  • Over 350 high-quality photos
  • Tips and advice throughout
  • Hill-shaded Ordnance Survey mapping
  • Detailed and clear directions
  • Best times of year/day and accessibility information given for each location
  • Key information panel to quickly provide you with the information you need to plan your trip
  • Wheelchair-friendly viewpoints listed
  • Photographic walks – a selection of walks to help you make the most of your day out.
  • Planning | Shooting | Processing – 50 pages dedicated to helping you plan your trips, improve your shooting and teach you the fundamentals of processing
  • Location Summary Table to help you get out in the field as quickly as possible.

A book for everyone. Whether you’re just starting out in photography or well into your game. It’s designed to aid you from teaching photography to revealing some locations you may not realise exist. It really doesn’t matter what camera you have, its about getting you out there to capture photographs as memories to keep.

The eBook is just £13.95. The eBook can be used on multiple devices and works on PC, phone & tablet.

“The scale of the book its almost 3 books in one, photographs of the Peak District, routes to walk and Landscape photography primer” – Ash Crofts

“At the price it’ll be the cheapest photographic accessory you can buy which provides real results” – Steven Lomas

“A beautifully compiled book that offers great value for money that is jam packed with stunning photograph” – Lindsay

“It is quite simply the best photography guide you could envisage for this most beautiful part of the country” – Ian Thomason

“Book of the Year” – Kylie Hadfield

“The definitive guide to the Peak District” – Andy Keeble

“An excellent book for both photographers & non-photographers” – Mrs C.Bennett

You can read the full range of extensive reviews here

“The book is a great overall guide to the Peak District. Very few books go into this much depth and if you’re visiting you’ll definitely find things of interest near you.”

“Overall, this is the only book that a photographer interested in photographing the Peak District should need to buy.”


I have teamed up with Photohound to bring you the Peak District to their platform. I have curated over 100-spots which is used both on the Photohound website and their app. I have also written spots for Snowdonia and the Lake District to add to their worldwide portfolio of guides. If I am visiting an unknown area, I will use Photohound myself to help me find spots, saving the time and headaches searching multiple sources to find places, instead viewing well thought out and written spots with all the information you need to get you on your way.

PhotoHound is a photo location sharing platform. Their aim is simple: to share the world’s best photo spots and to connect with photographers who care about minimising the impact of their wanderings on this planet. 

The PhotoHound website and app is for anyone who enjoys roaming the globe and photographing our beautiful surroundings. There are no ‘secret spots’, just shared photo spots for everyone to enjoy with one proviso; respect every location – meaning leave every place as you found it or even better if you can. 

Whatever is shared by the PhotoHound community will always be freely available to all members; they will just endeavour to curate, tweak and add even more valuable photography stuff that makes life easier and your photography outings even more enjoyable. 

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