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Wildlife Photography in the Peak District

  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 14 August 2020
  • Course duration: Friday to Sunday daytimes

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.

View the schedule and see images 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.

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.

“Jack was a really good instructor, he was very approachable and personable. He gave everyone lots of useful tips on how to make shots happen - I can’t say enough how much I enjoyed it.” AA

“Jack is a brilliant tutor. I would do this course full time!” CH

“Excellent and most enjoyable.” CR

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.

Indicative maximum class size: 9


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.

If you would like to add your name to a provisional register then send us an email.

We'll then let you know when to pay and arrange accommodation.

Any questions?

Contact the short course office:


Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

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.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £495.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £495.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418