Visit Peak District & Derbyshire, the Official Tourist Board are now working with four new landscape photographers from local and surrounding areas. This means that you can now see the Peak District through the lens of twenty five Destination Photography Partners. These dedicated travel photographers capture the Peak District and the National Park‘s rich and diverse landscapes through the changing seasons, whilst out on their adventures. Take a look through their stunning images and be inspired to plan your next Peak District Holiday.
Meet Our New Members
My first experiences of photography were as a young boy being given a little 35mm point and shoot camera, I loved to take images with it and it was even better when the films came back – that moment of unwrapping the Klick developed pack of 6 x 4 photos with my mum.
I’m not sure my parents were so keen at the amount of film I would go through and you can imagine the excitement when digital cameras came out – turning expensive film into a quick money saver for them. I’m very lucky to have had such supportive parents and it has helped me develop my photography from the old slightly blurred images as an 8 year old to the great images I can capture for you today. Things have really come a long way since then.
Growing up in Richmond, North Yorkshire, with the Yorkshire Dales on my doorstep – it was almost inevitable that I’d learn to love the outdoors. Having moved to Sheffield a couple of years ago, to study for a PhD in Cosmology, this love of being alone in the countryside has continued to grow in the Peak District – and I often now find myself stood in the craziest of places, at the craziest times, in the most crazy conditions… waiting for a glimpse of the light that will transform the landscape into something most people never get to see. Unlike most photographers, for the time being at least, I do this relying solely on public transport. So you can be certain that every shot you see from me has required many miles of walking (usually in the dark) to get to too! That and even more ridiculously early starts than your average landscape photographer!
Tesni lives 30 minutes away from Sheffield, but regularly makes the hour long drive into the Peaks to enjoy everything the Peak District has to offer.
Having had a love for nature since a young age, she was drawn to photography from the day she picked up a point and shoot camera, and recently decided to put more focus into improving and progressing her ability to capture what she sees with a camera.
“The Peak district has a pull and attraction that not many places can boast. The beautiful scenery I’m greeted with on each trip is both captivating and awe inspiring, and the ability to share this with others through photography is very rewarding.”
I have always had a fascination with photography, with an ambition to make it my career – learning began in school at GCSE level then later through studying a National diploma and degree.Upon leaving college I practised my trade working at photographic studios in Derbyshire and Nottingham then in 2001 I set up my own studio, which I still run today.
Living in Derbyshire gives me great access to beautiful countryside and through my love of walking I am developing my landscape photographic style in and around the inspiring Peak District. Exploring this diverse area as often as I can I capture the light mainly around early dawn and dusk to reveal the colour and contours of the Land.
Find out more…
If you would like to find out more about the photographers and their work, go to visitpeakdistrict.com/photography for links to their online portfolios, where you can purchase images, book them for events or attend one-to-one photography courses.