Join me on the 9th March for a packed day of photographing the Peak District including a sunrise from the epic and classic Mam Tor.
Mam Tor is one of the most popular spots for photography in the Peak District and it is easy to see why. Stunning, elevated views over both the Edale and Hope Valley while looking along The Great Ridge all the time. It offers easy access and is a spot prone to mist. With some luck we will capture a fantastic sunrise with the valley cloaked with the mist.
Once we have done sunrise we will pop to Castleton for some breakfast and if time allows, look at our images on a laptop to discuss basic processing techniques within Adobe Lightroom.
Then we will head to somewhere like Padley Gorge or Bole Hill depending on the conditions. If there is a high mist/fog, we will head to Bole Hill to hopefully catch the woodland thick with the mist with the rising sun breaking through. If not we will head to Padley Gorge to photograph the waterfalls.
We will meet at 05:30 to do a meet and greet with the other photographer’s and myself before moving on to Mam Tor for sunrise. Sunrise is at 06:30, so we will have time to get there but will need to work quickly once on location. This workshop is ideal for those who have a basic understanding of their camera as we won’t have masses of time to learn for arguably the best part of the day. If you are a little newer to photography, it would be recommended to book onto a workshop where the finish is for sunset so you can build your knowledge throughout the day, however if this really is for you then please do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss.
The day will conclude around 13:30 depending on how we go for time, however please be flexible for it to overrun.
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.
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.