Beginners Wildlife Photography Workshop

Beginners Wildlife Photography Workshop –  Peak District National Park

Join me on a beginners wildlife photography workshop for an amazing opportunity to photograph a wide variety of wildlife in the stunning Peak District National Park.

Peak District Wildlife 

Alongside the amazing landscapes, the varied habitat of the Peak District boasts some very unique wildlife opportunities. Two examples are the water vole and mountain hare. Despite the massive nationwide decline of the water vole, the Peak District still has some flourishing water vole populations, offering a great opportunity to photograph this well loved little animal. The native mountain hare can also only be seen outside of Scotland in the Peak District National Park, providing a very accessible way to see this extremely rare and shy mammal

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Fitness difficulty:

Easy to Moderate

Short to medium walks along mostly flat but sometimes uneven and boggy ground.


All Year Round



This Photography Workshop is available all year round.



Full Day Workshop

6 hours // £60 deposit


1-2-1 Workshop


1-2 Workshop (per participant)


4 hours // £40 deposit


1-2-1 Workshop


1-2 Workshop (per participant)

Reduced or extended workshops are available on request.

Wildlife Photography Workshop - Mountain Hare
Wildlife Photography Workshop - Canada Goose Gosling

What do My Guests Think?


I really enjoyed all of your workshop, I enjoy your company and your knowledge of the subject, which no doubt comes from a long time spent studying and understanding their habits. I’ve really enjoyed being introduced to locations which I would have struggled to find otherwise. I also like the quiet and calm approach you have. Whilst I do enjoy hide photography, I’ve really liked being out in the environment and starting to get to know a bit more of Derbyshire.


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What can you expect?

From close up detailed portraits to environmental and behavioural images my wildlife photography workshops will show you how to capture a stunning portfolio of images of a wide range of subjects. 

I will teach you the essential fieldcraft and technical skills needed to get close without causing disturbance. I will also explain how to recognise different behaviours and habits so that you leave with a much better understanding of the wildlife.

Throughout the day we may have the opportunity to photograph a huge range of wildlife including; water voles, lizards, rabbits, various birds of prey, red grouse, golden plover, lapwings, curlew, cuckoos, stonechats, wheatear, brown hares, little owls, pheasants, geese, mountain hares, wrens and much more! 

Recommended equipment

  • DSLR, mirrorless or bridge camera
  • Lenses between 200 – 500mm are ideal (or equivalent on crop/bridge camera).
  • Due to the low angles we may be shooting at, a beanbag is advised.  
  • There may also be opportunities for landscape photography, so a wide angle or standard zoom lens and a sturdy tripod are recommended. 

Additional information

  • Camouflage is not essential for this workshop.
  • Wellies or waterproof walking boots are essential and waterproof clothing is strongly recommended.

Please visit the FAQ’s section for more information on what to bring.

Beginners Wildlife Photography Workshop