Peak District Guides


James is the proud author of the self-published, 400-page photography location guidebook Peak District Through The Lens. With over 80 five-star reviews on Amazon, it is the highest rated and reviewed Peak District publication on Amazon. Initially launched in 2015 and with popular demand, James also released Peak District Through The Lens as an eBook in 2016.

James is also proud to work with Snapp Guides who offer interactive photography location guides for both iOS and Android devices. He compiled his 100 favourite spots in the Peak District and launched them as an interactive guide to the Peak District through the app.

Peak District Through The Lens
SNAPP Guides Peak District


  • Over 300 viewpoints 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 or £7.95 if you already own a print copy. The eBook can be used on multiple devices and works on PC, phone & tablet. Please contact James if you wish to organise a discount code if you already own the print version.

Print copies are now officially sold out. However, if you would like to buy an eBook as a gift but want something physical to present then I offer a photographic print and eBook option. Buy a 12×8″ print of your choice and eBook for just £23.95. The print will be delivered to you along with a leaflet with instructions on how to download the eBook.

Peak District Through The Lens eBook
Peak District Through The Lens Print Book
Please enter your discount code if you have already purchased the print book, otherwise simply click the buy now button below:

Ideal for gifts. Use this option to buy the eBook with a 12×8″ photographic print.

(Please note this is an eBook not a print copy.)

Amazon Reviews

“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

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“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.”


Working in partnership with SNAPP Guides, James has produced an electronic and interactive guide to the Peak District. With 100 featured spots showcasing the best the Peak District has to offer from the classic viewpoints through to the hidden gems. The guide is ideal for anyone looking for an interactive app that helps you plan out an intinerary as well as helping you get out in the field as quickly as possible.

When you travel for photography, every second you have in a new destination is precious. SNAPP Guides is a new app for photographers created by photographers to ensure you get the most out of every photo shoot, however long you have to spend out with your camera, and whether you’re photographing locally or holidaying further afield.

SNAPP Guides is a photography location finding app, available on iOS and Android, that offers a collection of destination guides for the travelling photographer. The guides help users discover incredible new places to photograph plus give them inspiration, creative and local tips to ensure they take their best shots ever once there.

The guides are packed with information for the photography enthusiast. As well as guiding photographers to some of the top photographic and scenic spots, SNAPP Guides provide the best times and conditions, itinerary planning tools, creative and gear tips, as well as practical advice to help you photograph like a local from the minute you arrive.

The SNAPP Guides app is intuitively and beautifully designed, containing quality images and accurate, up-to-date information provided by leading pro photographers who are invited to co-create guides based on their intimate knowledge of a location, as well as their photography expertise.

Once downloaded to your mobile or tablet, guides and maps can be used on and off-line. Browse for inspiration or search specific spots, then simply click on your chosen location for gps co-ordinates or to open in Google or Apple Maps. Add a spot to your personal itinerary, search for locations nearby and read the author’s detailed description of when to go, how to get there and how to get the most out of a location photographically. The app provides sunrise and sunset times, weather and will open a spot directly in The Photographer’s Ephemeris app to help calculate how light will fall on the landscape.

SNAPP Guides Peak District Photography Guide
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Get SNAPP Guides on the Play Store


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