We have on offer 4 Photography Day Experiences:
The Original Peak District Tour, which is the Villager Jim Photography Day, and then we have our Beginner Photography Days to help you gain confidence with your camera (no matter what camera you have).
We also have a one off Bluebells Photography Walk and then our ever popular photography walk called Woodlands and Waterfalls, both are magical days, where you’ll learn lots about photography and your camera, and experience the Peak District at its very best.
If you cannot decide on a date, we also have VOUCHERS for the Villager Jim Photography Day and the Beginners Photography Day.
Beginners Photography Day
Peak District Beginners Photography Day
The Beginner’s Photography Day, first of all it is a day out in the gorgeous Peak District, so that is already a good start. On the day you will learn how to get the best from your camera, no matter what camera you bring along with you.
You will be moving away from Auto and explore the cameras manual settings, including, setting the aperture, ISO, and also shutter speed, and taking control of focussing. The days are paced so that there is plenty of time for one to one attention, and chance to experiment and play.
Villager Jim is unable to take the courses due to working commitments but the good news is that your host for the day are Jim’s friends, Phil, Guy and Naomi. Phil, Guy and Naomi are simply amazing photographers and you’ll be in very good hands.
Villager Jim Photography Day
Villager Jim Photography Day
Learn the camera tricks and techniques used by me to create beautiful photographs and capture the scenes and animals of Villager Jim’s world using your own camera.
Your session includes …
– Tuition to help you get the best out of your camera, ‘Villager Jim Style’
– Advice on composition
– A trip out to visit and photograph some of Villager Jim’s favourite places
There will be at most three people on each trip, making your experience quiet and personal.
No overcrowding, no being overlooked and no scaring away the wildlife!
We won’t promise you that we will see any wildlife – we never really know what we will see ourselves when we go out with our own cameras! – but we will put you in the best possible position to do so.
What we can guarantee is lots of beautiful, quiet countryside, some great local critters, fabulous flora and fauna and some brilliant expert guidance.
Bluebells in Spring Photography Day
Peak District Bluebells Photography Walk
The bluebell woodlands are always a highlight of the year in the beautiful Peak District National Park. The classic English woodland scene of a carpet of bluebells really cannot be beaten, it is beautiful, fresh, and signals better months ahead.
This ONE-OFF workshop is limited to a max of 8 people and 1-2-1 tuition is provided throughout so whatever level, you are you are able to join in and enjoy. Location details are only emailed out to those who sign up (this is to protect the location)
IMPORTANT: You will need to have a reasonable level of fitness, the ability to carry your photography gear with you for the day, and have robust footwear and clothing suitable for a day outdoors.
Woodland & Waterfalls
Woodlands & Waterfalls Photography Walk Workshop
A wonderful day of photography tuition whilst you walk a route of approximately 4 miles in the amazing surrounds of Longshaw. Within that 4 mile route you will have the opportunity to learn new skills whilst observing everything from wide open landscapes through to the intimacy of the world of macro photography. There will be chances to photograph wildlife, from deer and hares, to sheep and cattle, through to the abundance of birdlife found in the area.
During all of this time, Guy and Naomi will guide you in camera control, composition and techniques to ensure that you make the most of your camera and what you are capturing.
Opportunities on the route are:
- macro photography, ants, mosses, lichens, tree bark
- landscape photography, wide views of the Peak District
- woodland photography, in the ancient Padley Gorge
- water photography too
- wildlife photography opportunities
- deer, hares, cattle, sheep, birdlife including dipper, green woodpecker, pied and spotted flycatchers.
- industrial history photography, remnants of the millstone industry being taken over by nature
Information about the day:
Duration: 9:30 till 16:30
Parking: Roadside (free)
Lunch: Bring your own packed lunch, or use of Grindleford Station Café for their legendary chips and pints of tea and coffee. Please bring money as they don’t accept cards.
IMPORTANT: You will need to have a good level of fitness, the ability to carry your photography gear with you for the day, and have robust footwear and clothing suitable for a day outdoors.