Book Experiences Digital Photography Workshops Photography Workshops Our Photography Courses are back for 2021 These one-day workshops are ideal for those wishing to learn to use their digital cameras more creatively, whilst photographing trains, stations, people and landscapes along the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. The workshops are designed for photographers of all abilities, and so are offered at a Beginners, and at an Intermediate level, so that you can choose the course that best fits your skills and experience. Led by professional landscape photographer, author and teacher John Potter, you will learn how to take good quality location and landscape images, as well as characterful portraits both at Pickering Station and along the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. On all courses the morning is spent at Pickering Station, working both in the Learning Centre and on the station platforms. John tailors the courses to the exact learning needs of the participants. The Beginners course has just six participants, and there are eight on the Intermediate course, thus allowing enough time and attention to be given to everyone. You will be shown how to use the more creative modes of your camera so that you can take control of ISO settings, exposure, depth of field, white balance and shutter speeds, and you will be given expert guidance on composition for both candid portraits and landscapes. You will travel to Goathland Station on the heritage railway for steam/diesel loco, landscape and station photography. At Goathland, John will demonstrate the best techniques for making top quality landscape images. There will be a short, fifteen-minute walk across the moor to a viewing location for photographing trains passing through Darnholme, and there will be opportunities to photograph trains and NYMR characters as they come and go at Goathland Station. On returning to Pickering, there will be a short wrap-up session where John will process a few images from the day. There will be course notes to take away, together with a couple of blank greetings cards from John’s range. Afterwards, John can offer e-mail feedback and support for your images taken during the workshop. The course fee is £125 per person, and this includes train travel and refreshments but does not include any personal or equipment insurance. This course is only suitable for adults (18 years plus). You will also need to provide your own digital camera (tripod optional), suitable footwear & waterproof clothing and notebook. Station Tea Rooms at both Pickering and Goathland will be open for refreshments and lunch. See Terms & Conditions Beginner/Novice Photography Workshop Arrive at the Education Centre on Platform 2 at 9.00am for tea and coffee before the course starts at 9:30am Beginner/Novice Photography Workshop Dates 2021 - Fully Booked July 15 August 19 September 9 & 16 October 7 . Book Now Intermediate/Advanced Photography Workshop Arrive at the Education Centre on Platform 2 at 9.00am for tea and coffee before the course starts at 9:30am Intermediate/Advanced Photography Workshop Dates 2021 July 16 August 20 September 10 & 17 October 8 . Book Now Covid-19 Mitigations We are in this together so please respect our volunteers, staff, and other visitors. As part of our passenger responsibilities, we are asking: • All participants to wear a face covering on platforms and when moving around the railway. Exemptions apply, see our face covering FAQ. • Everyone over 16 years old is required to Track & Trace. • We have introduced enhanced cleaning regimes on board all carriages, compartments, and touch points. • Hand Sanitisers are available at various locations across the railway. • We will be asking passengers to maintain social distancing whilst using our facilities. If you are feeling unwell, we would ask that you or members of your party or family group do not attend the railway and we will endeavour to re-arrange your booking for a later date. If another date is not available balances will be transferred to a Gift Card.