Digital Photography Workshops (6 hours)

A choice of two full day workshops - one in the picturesque Peak District Town of Bakewell in Derbyshire.

1. Full Day Beginners workshop for people new to Digital Photography and who wish to learn more about how to get to grips with all those settings on their Digital SLR camera. (Bakewell)

2. Full Day Photoshop for Beginners for enhancing Images (Sheffield)

 (Software used is Photoshop Elements but techniques can also be transferred to other manipulation software. A small amount of computer competency is also desired to get the best out of the Photoshop workshop)

The workshops complement each other but can also be attended individually and a booklet containing information on all the techniques covered will be provided.

 Lunch of homemade Pie 'n' Peas is included on both workshops!


1.  Beginners Photography Using Your SLR Camera

OK - so you have the camera - but do you know how to use it to its full potential? If you are one of those people who just set it on 'Auto' hope for the best and are often disappointed with what comes out, then this course is the one for you! It takes place in the glorious Peak District town of Bakewell and includes a 'photographic walk' to practice the techniques learnt in the classroom.

Topics covered include:

  • SLR Camera Settings Overview
  • Aperture & Shutter Speed and ISO settings and the effects these produce
  • Overcoming Difficult Light Situations
  • Using the Built in Flash
  • Hint & Tips for good Composition
  • A 'photography walk' out into the picturesque Peak District town of Bakewell with an optional individual appraisal of your images taken on the walk.

What you need to Bring:

  1.  Your own Digital SLR Camera
  2.  Spare batteries
  3.  Memory Cards
  4.  The instruction manual
  5.  Any lenses you have
  6.  Suitable clothing (walking boots are also advised) 

Venue  & Time Details - Please see Below 


2. Enhancing Your Images With Adobe Photoshop Elements

So you have got to grips with your camera controls but how do you get them into your computer and make them look better still?
 Adobe Photoshop Elements is an easier version of its big brother Photoshop CS but is still feature packed and contains more than you will ever need when it comes to photo enhancement and manipulation after you have captured your image.  This is a 6 hour afternoon & evening workshop and  uses the Adobe Elements software but you will learn techniques which can be applied to any photography software including the free versions!

Topics covered include:

  • How to transfer Images from your camera using Windows Explorer
  • A short discussion on some popular photo enhancement programs and their suitability for different devices.
  • Straigtening Images and Cropping to a specific size.
  • Basics of image size and Resoution
  • How to enhance contrast & colour both using auto controls and manually in Elements
  • How to apply enhancements to just part of the image
  • Two ways of getting rid of unnwanted objects
  • Removing red eye
  • Simple Presentation tips to give an ordinary photo that 'WOW' factor!!   (If time permits!)

What you need to Bring:

If you have a laptop with a version of Elements installed please bring it along but this is NOT essential for you to attend this workshop.  Detailed booklet of the topics covered in the workshop will be provided.

Essential Information for Both Workshops


  •  SLR workshops  - Medway Centre Bakewell Derbyshire  -  All day parking available  nearby (£5) with free disabled parking at the centre.
  •  Photoshop workshops - My house in Ecclesall, Sheffield 

 Workshop Times:  

  • SLR workshop  -  Sat or Sun 10am til 4pm   (plus weekdays according to demand) 
  • Photoshop Workshop - Full Day 10am-4pm  

 Booking a Workshop -  Please Contact Me here to check workshop availability

Lunch & Refreshments Included!!       

WORKSHOP PRICE:  £100 - all workshops   - if you have a special offer voucher please state this on the contact form!