Due to a couple cancelling, I have spaces available on my Peak District Landscape Photography Workshop which will be held on Saturday October 29th 2011. As it is only 3 weeks away, I am prepared to offer this at a much reduced price from £110 per person to just £90 which also includes a pub lunch.
The day will be centered around 3 famous edges, the first being Stanage Edge where we spend the first couple of hours, and then, after a pub lunch, head onto Curbar and Baslow Edge. Should the weather prove too inclement for part of the day, we will go to a nearby gorge and shoot autumnal woodland scenes and waterfalls. This will be my sixth Peak District workshop in just ever a year and among the various comments I receive, is that they found it not only an instructional day but a fun get-together of like-minded individuals with a passion for photography.
Numbers, as always, will be limited to just 6 giving me plenty of time with each on an almost one-to-one basis. This I find is crucial as there will be a mix of abilities and since people learn at different speeds, I am able to cater for each, accordingly.
A new Peak District landscape photography workshop date has been added onto the workshops page on my website. The date will be Saturday March 19th 2011 and as on previous occasions we will start at Stanage Edge and then, after a nice pub lunch, head onto Curbar and Baslow edge. Should the weather prove too inclement for part of the day, we will head down to a nearby gorge and shoot woodland scenes and small waterfalls. This will be my fifth Peak District workshop in just one year, a testament to its popularity. One space has already been filled with just 5 places remaining. To book your place click here which will take you to the relevant workshop page.
Just a couple of images before heading off on a break for a few days (40th birthday celebrations!) taken the day before I led a photography workshop in the Peak District. As ever, the weather was as inclement as ever making for very moody, evocative images. Both of these were taken at the base of Stanage Edge and it doesn’t matter how often I visit this site, I am always finding new angles. Coming from the south east, where the landscape is quite flat in comparison, driving a few hours to the Peak District refreshes the landscape photographer side of me. Perfect blue sky weather just doesn’t suit this landscape, as one of my workshop attendees pointed out. How right he was.
A more extensive posting will be added when I return. In the meantime, chec k out the latest (December) issue of Practical Photography in which I have written a rather extensive article.
I returned yesterday afternoon from the last of 3 workshops I have held in the Peak District over the last 3 weeks and once again, the weather held out! It’s always going to be an unknown factor at this time of the year anyway, let alone in these parts. So, why didn’t I chose to hold it during the summer? Quite simply, light. During late March and into mid April the sun is still sufficiently low for all-day photography unlike in June and July when it is very much an early morning or early evening shoot. In between these times, the sun is too high and the light too cool. Also, in March and April, the weather starts to improve and the days lengthen.
On this visit, I stayed in a delightful B&B called Crown Cottage in Eyam, situated in the centre of this historic Plague village. I couldn’t have asked for a more comfortable stay and Janet and Ian really do make you feel welcome. So, if you are ever up this way, I can’t recommend it high enough. Next time, I’ll give myself more time to look around as it has a remarkable story of how the village dealt with the outbreak of the Plague in 1665.
Another great bunch of photographers, and although at times it was quite blustery there was just sufficient sunshine to keep us going, and of course the scenery was as spectacular as ever. Two members of the group decided to stay till sunset in the hope that the weather was going to clear to give us that beautiful evening light and indeed it did. Well, for around 10 minutes anyway! But, it was just long enough for us to set up our tripods and shoot a few frames. The sun then hid behind clouds for the duration so we sat, chatted and enjoyed the moment. It’s not all about taking pictures you know!
Having been commissioned by Outdoor Photography magazine to write a piece on the Peak District, I thought it would be an idea to hold two one-day landscape photography workshops in the same location at roughly the time the images were taken, being March. The article will be out next month in the March issue.
The piece itself centres around two gritstone edges called Baslow Edge and Curbar edge which lie to the west within the National Park, approximately 11 miles east of Chesterfield. This is where the course will be held. We will be combining the two with another spectacular edge just 8 miles north called Stanage Edge.
This is arguably the park’s most famous edge from which wonderful views abound in all directions.
We begin the day at Stanage Edge at 08.00 hrs, break for lunch around midday then onwards to Baslow and Curbar Edges until sunset. It will be on a first come first served basis and will be restricted to just 6 participants so that each benefits from myself as opposed to unfairly, I think, spreading myself thin amongst more.
The price will be £105 per person which includes tuition and a pub lunch. For more information please click here.
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