Peak District Heather
19th & 23rd August 2019
Each year, for about three weeks in August, parts of the Peak District are transformed into a riot of purple and pink colour when the heather bursts into bloom. It really is a sight to behold and this workshop is designed to help you make the most of it.
The workshop will be based in the north of the Peak District, around Hathersage, where there are some fabulous locations including wide sweeping vistas, impressive gritstone edges and more intimate scenes that capture the true magic of the area at this time of year.
In order to make the most of the better light in the late afternoon and evening we will meet at 12.30pm , have an initial chat over a coffee before heading out for the rest of the day. We will have a break late afternoon and shoot through to sunset finishing around 8.30pm.
Throughout the day we will look at techniques such as working with the light, composition, focusing, understanding your camera settings, exposing correctly, using filters, bracketing and creative techniques as well a general landscape workflow.
A maximum group size of four means there will be plenty of 121 tuition time ensuring that you get the most out of the day. Space is limited so book early!
EXPERIENCE | DIFFICULTY
Level of physical difficulty: 3 out of 5 (Moderate)
We will be visiting around three locations and whilst this won’t involve extensive distances we will be walking up and down stream valleys and up onto one of the gritstone edges. The ground is uneven and care is required walking over stones and boulders and looking out for tree roots.
PHOTOGRAPHER | GUIDE
Chris Upton ARPS & Fujifilm Ambassador
Meet at 12.30pm (details on booking)
Break late afternoon
Finish after sunset around 8.30pm
Photo walks & discussions
Transportation around the locations in the Peak District
Group size max 4 guests
Travel to and from the Peak District
Meals & Drinks
Purchases of Personal items
WHAT SHOULD I BRING ALONG?
Camera ideally with wide angle, standard and telephoto zoom lenses (or primes) and spare batteries.
Filters (if you have them)
Warm layer (it gets chilly in the evening even in August!) & Waterproof
Food and drink for afternoon break
PEAK DISTRICT HEATHER
Dates : There are two dates 19th & 23rd August 2019
Price : £125 each day (min 2, max 4 people)
Deposit : £50 payable on booking
Balance : £75 payable on the day