2 Day Heather Hunting in the Peak District - Photography Workshop (21st / 22nd August 2019)

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2 Day Heather Hunting in the Peak District - Photography Workshop (21st / 22nd August 2019)


This workshop is all about visiting the best spots in the Peak District to shoot Heather in all its glory!  

(Please note that there is no accommodation with this workshop)

My workshops are aimed at any level of photographer who is looking to improve their photography.  Either beginners looking to understand the basics and improve, through to advanced photographers looking to find some great locations or rekindle their enthusiasm and inspiration.  The key aim of our time together is to have fun and enjoy being outdoors whilst leaving inspired to take photos that you want to hang on your wall

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I came away from the workshop with clear ideas of how to compose a strong landscape image. Now I think harder before I press the shutter button and get better results
— Andy, Macclesfield

Start to take photos you want to hang on your wall

I believe that if you want to improve your photography you need to be in the right mindset.  I will show you how I take less photos but end up with more keepers and photos to hang on the wall

I will talk you through what I use as the 4 key elements to producing great image.   

  • Composition

  • Light

  • Subject

  • Timing

As we wonder through the landscape I will also chat to you about the technical aspects of photography.  Understanding your camera and settings but keeping it simple. I will help with this throughout the day on the technical aspects depending you your requirements.  Typical areas that I work with are the exposure triangle of f-stop, ISO and shutter speed.

I also can help with appropriate use of filters.  I think that getting the image correct in camera at the time of shoot is a good practice and helps you spend less time sat at a computer and more time out in the fresh air improving your photography.

Once we have taken the photos we can review the photos together and understand how to get the most out of the image through post processing.

Workshop Key Features

  • Maximum of 4 people

  • Transport provided

  • Visit locations you have seen in my videos

  • Easy / Moderate Walking. No long climbs - maximum elevation gain (100m)

Be inspired! What you will get out of the day

Apart from some awesome images here are a few of the other benefits that a workshops can provide

  • Help with composition and how to find unique angles

  • Help with understanding light and how it can impact on the mood of the image

  • Understand the key technical elements, demystifying the often overwhelming array of camera settings (focus, exposure, histogram, lenses, tripod, filters)

  • Dedicated time to slow down and think more carefully about taking fewer but better images

  • How to visualize an image and then see that through to the final print

  • An understanding of how to effectively get the most out of your image in post processing with Lightroom


We will visit some of the locations in my YouTube episodes from the Peak District.  But the key focus of this workshop will be to photograph the stunning heather.  I will have found the best spots and will take you to 3 locations.  We will aim to shoot in the late afternoon and evening to get the best light.  

View some of them here

Creating Mood in Landscape Photography | LIGHTROOM tutorial for dramatic B&W photos

Landscape Photography on Location - No Filters, Tips and Heather

IMPROVE your landscape photography by FAILING more

Landscape Photography in the Peak District - Patience and Perseverance

We will start with a pick up and briefing at Surprise View.  We will then travel to 2 other locations depending on the weather.  These include areas like Padley Gorge, Stanage Edge, Higger Torr, Millers Dale.  The goal of the workshop will be to shoot a sunset and take advantage of the golden rays.

What is included?

Full details will be sent out once you have booked

  • Meet in pre arranged location at 2pm on the first day and then shoot to sunset (approx 8:30pm)

  • Up early to shoot sunrise on day 2 (approx 6am) and finish after lunch at around 2:30pm

  • Shooting in 2-3 locations per day.

  • Review of your first images at end of the workshop

  • Tasty home made evening snacks to keep us going

Notes - Accommodation and lunch / dinner isn't included in the price of the workshop. Also no Insurance is included in the price of the workshop.

What should I bring along?

  • Warm / Waterproof clothing - it could still be cold

  • Walking boots

  • Camera (obviously) and spare batteries as they will soon go down in the cold

  • Tripod

  • Filters if you have them (but not necessary - I have a spare set from Formatt Hitech)

  • Manual for camera

  • Phone