• Chris Nowell

Landscape photography workshop

A practice run through of the landscape photography workshop with the Dronfield hall barn has now been completed. Myself and the other instructor walked the route recently and confirmed compositions distance and timings. All I need to complete now is a presentation before we get out on the ground then it's about helping the clients capture something special for their own portfolio. Plus there are still places if you or anyone you know would like to come on the workshop which begins on the 31st of August with a second autumnal workshop which can also be booked in November.

A reminder that you will be bringing your own camera tripod and any other photography equipment needed. This may sound obvious but you would be surprised, Plus any medication or dietary issues are organised by the client. The second instructor is first aid trained however we hope none of this is needed. Keeping an eye on the weather is always a good idea in the Peak District National Park and dressing appropriately to that weather would make sense especially as we are out for a full day. Other equipment can be stored at the van which is a Volkswagen campervan and this vehicle will also have a first aid kit teas and coffee is and other refreshments and finally the vehicle will remain at surprise view car park.


The workshop will be hosted in the area of surprise view car park. This is a great area with many different types of compositions. Such as the waterfalls and woodlands of Padley Gorge which is where we will be doing our day. Followed by a gentle stroll back to the area of Lawrence Field and surprise view then millstone edge further up the hill. At millstone edge we will enjoy the great views offered of Hathersage and the Hope Valley beyond. Working on our fundamentals of landscape photography to fine-tune your imagery.

Millstone edge view

Leaving this ridgeline we will then make our way over to Upper Owler Tor at which point you should hopefully feel more confident with your camera ready to capture a sunset to finish off the day. However of course we live in Britain and the weather can always change the plan. This does not mean we will not complete the day it just means we need to adapt and overcome. Whatever the weather or conditions it is our job to make sure you leave with the confidence and ability to go further with your photography.

Overall it will be a 6 to 7 mile walk throughout the full day. We will make it as slow time as possible to make sure you come home with the right shot. Although you do not need to be an athlete to complete this course a realistic level of fitness is required. We have chosen this area to make it accessible to most with those fantastic views and easy-going ground so it should be available to most and at the same time to those who do not have excellent Motability other workshops in the Derbyshire or Dronfield area can be organised. We already have plans to hopefully put together another workshop in spring concentrating on the bluebells in the area of stubbing Wood.

If you would like to take your photography to the next level and book your place on either of the landscape photography workshops simply click on the photo below which will direct you to the Dronfield Hall Barn website.

Thank You

Upper Owler Tor


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