Outdoor Photography Overview

The core aim of all our photography courses is to to help you take better pictures. Photography has never been more accessible, digital technology has allowed us all to have easy access to a camera and also to quickly view and assess our photographs, but we are often disappointed with the results or feel that we could do better. We all have different reasons for talking a photograph; it could simply be a personal memento, you might wish to show friends where you have been, illustrate a blog or you may even have ambitions to have your photos published. These courses will help you with all aspects of your photography whatever your reason for taking pictures.

These photography courses delve deeply into all aspects of taking photographs in an outdoor, travel or adventure environment. We will cover the most important techniques and ideas that will enable you to take better pictures including setting up your camera, exposure, composition and framing, approaches to your subject and post production.

The courses will be run and directed by Alex Ekins a qualified photojournalist and a Mountaineering and Rock Climbing instructor with over 25 years experience of photography and rock climbing throughout the world. Alex has been published in the mainstream media including The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Independent, The Economist, Le Monde and National Geographic as well as in outdoor magazines throughout the world. Some of Alex’s magazine covers are shown here – https://alexekins.photoshelter.com/portfolio

The standard course list is below, but as with many of our courses if you need something different or at short notice because you have just landed an epic commission, then just contact the office and we will hatch a plan.

Expedition Photography of Nepalese Sherpas
Location:

Peak District

Cost:

£140 per person

Duration:

2 days

Level:

Introduction

Alex Ekins photographing Tom Randall climbing Berry Full of Bad Berries in Indian Creek in Utah, USA
Location:

Peak District

Cost:

£140 per person

Duration:

2 days

Level:

Intermediate

Location:

Peak District

Cost:

£80 per person

Duration:

1 day

Level:

Introduction

We can be hired to privately instruct these courses at a specific location or on a specific date to suit your requirements. Private instruction in summer is from £205 per day for one or two days, and £195 per day for three or more days. Simply contact the office the office to enquire.