Wildlife Photography in the Peak District - Nottingham Trent University



This course is for photographers, ramblers and outdoor enthusiasts who are interested in taking amazing wildlife photographs.

Based in the heart of the Peak District, it is the perfect opportunity to hone your on-location camera skills, photograph a beautiful part of the world, capture amazing images and share an outdoor adventure with fellow photographers.

Visit our website to view the schedule and see photographs from the last course.

With expert tuition on hand, you’ll be guided through the essential do’s and don’ts of professional wildlife photography.

Following a short opening presentation, you will be ready to take images in the surrounding countryside.

On this course you will:

- become a responsible wildlife photographer
- engage with live subjects in their natural habitat, including birds, mammals and insects
- search for both moorland and river species
- learn how to build a hide and the basics of fieldcraft
- edit your images.

Whether you’re a beginner or looking to improve on existing skills, this is a great chance to get some unique shots for your portfolio.

You will need a digital SLR camera and have either a long lens or macro for most of the shoots.

You should also bring a laptop with access to the Adobe Creative Cloud (if you don't already have the software, we recommend you download a free seven-day trial just before the course begins).

What will I gain?

By the end of your course, you will have created some amazing new images, made some great new friends, explored a beautiful part of the country and got a bit muddy on the way.

Level: Beginner

Entry requirement: You should have some knowledge of using your digital camera in manual mode. Good outdoor clothes and footwear are a must.

Where you'll learn: You will be moving around various locations in the Peak District and will use Hathersage Memorial Hall as your central hub to edit and discuss your photographs.

Tutor Profile: Jack Perks is Nottingham born and bred and from an early age was always fascinated with its wildlife.

After completing a BA (Hons) Marine and Natural History Photography degree in Cornwall he went on to work with the BBC including Springwatch and The Great British Year.

He has featured in over a dozen magazines including BBC Wildlife, Countryman and regularly works for Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

As a working wildlife photographer, he spends much of his time helping others discover his passion.

To give you flexibility, accommodation is not included in the course fee.

We recommend you book accommodation near Hathersage - however, you should not book anything until the course recruits it's minimum number.

Click through above to book your place online.

If you have mobility issues, please let us know in advance so that we can be sure to accommodate your needs.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Three days of quality tuition with an experienced wildlife photographer.

Certificate of attendance upon completion.

Indicative class size: 9


Creative Short Courses at Nottingham Trent University
Hathersage Memorial Hall
Oddfellows Road
S32 1DU

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
  • Residential
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday
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