landscape photography courses
dave butcher runs black and white landscape photography courses, with his wife Jan, in the beautiful English countryside of the Peak District National Park. These are suitable for film camera users of any standard (absolute beginner to professional). All tuition is on a 1-to-1 basis from both Dave and Jan Butcher.
Covid-19 Note: Due to Covid-19 we are not running landscape photography courses or darkroom workshops at the moment. We were hoping to resume running courses and workshops once lockdown restrictions in the UK were lifted in July 2021 but the number of new cases reported daily is so high that we are still waiting until it is safe to run them (I have chronic asthma so am being more cautious as a result).
If you would like to be added to the courses/workshops waiting list please use the contact form on this website to send me an email. We will contact you and agree dates in the order in which we are asked to add details to the list.
These are practical courses that concentrate on seeing and capturing pictures in black and white and are a mixture of art and technique. The basics of composition, depth of field (what is in focus), and exposure as they apply to black and white, where to point the meter (built-in or separate) and how to take a meter reading for black and white film are always covered.
What to photograph in different types of weather are covered as dictated by the conditions! Hopefully, after one of these courses you will find yourself taking photographs that you would previously have walked past without noticing as well as improving the appeal and impact of any landscapes that you take.
The locations vary with the time of year and are spread across the Peak District National Park but we usually visit between 3 and 5 in a day.
We can also run bespoke landscape photography courses in the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Northumberland and Glen Coe. If these locations are of interest to you please use the Contact page form to contact us with a few details of what you have in mind.
Photographs from previous courses in various locations are shown in the gallery below. These should give you an idea of the sort of places that we will take you to.
We run 1-to-1 and small group personal landscape photography courses in order to provide the best individual tuition courses in the Peak District on dates agreed with you.