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Phil Norton (Phil Norton Photography)

Clare Harvey May (OM System Lead Technical Expert)


Join us for an Olympus/OM System dedicated 1 day workshop experience in the heart of the Peak District.

As the U.K’s largest National Park, The Peak District is renowned for its stunning views high up on the gritstone Edges overlooking hills and valleys, with plenty of photographic opportunities. As well as dramatic vistas there are many rock formations to add interest to your compositions such as Shelter Rock, the Salt Cellar, Mother Cap and the Kit Kat Stones. The Peak District offers great images from dark moody weather to colourful sunlight.


The workshop is designed to give you first-hand experience of the many features of the OM System bodies such as Hi-Res, Live ND and many others, and a chance to try different lenses which will be on hand to use. Phil will be able to show you how he uses his OM System gear, offer advice on customisation and how to not only ‘see’ the shot but also practical advice on how to capture and compose the best image. Clare Harvey- May will also be available to assist and answer any technical questions you may have, and all things OM System related, as well as allowing you to try out the lenses and bodies available.

Whether you are fully experienced or just starting out with the OM System brand come and join us, there is always something to learn. As well as helping you to get the most from your gear and feel more confident with it out in the field we are sure to get some great images, and also have a fun day too.

Meeting Point

10:00am Surprise View Car Park, Hope Valley S32 3JA (Near Hathersage).

Charges Apply (£4.75 full day) Cashless payments only.

About Shooting Location

Due to limited parking availability we will meet at Surprise View Car Park. Please note card or contactless charges apply. After introductions from here we will car-share (depending on attendees) and head to Higger Tor, 10 minutes away. Higger Tor has stunning views and plenty of photographic opportunities, and it is easily accessible. The path leading up is steep but short and only a 5 minute walk to the top. Only moderate fitness is required.


Food and Drink

We will be out for the full afternoon, please bring your own food and drink and any snacks you may need. There are no washroom facilities so please pay a visit before parking. Nearest public WC in Hathersage town centre.


  • Please bring your camera body and lenses, with fully charged batteries and plenty of memory card space.
  • A tripod will be useful should you wish to try long exposures or bracketing, along with a shutter release cable.
  • Filters if you have them. A limited number will be available to try.
  • Suitable footwear. It isn’t a long hike but may be wet and muddy.
  • Suitable clothing. May should be warm, but it can still be chilly in a breeze. Warm layers you can remove are best, along with a rain jacket and brolly, it is England after all.


About Phil Norton

Phil is a professional photographer specialising in Landscapes and has been an Olympus digital user for 10 years beginning with am EM-10MK1. His first camera was an OM-1 35mm film SLR, after discovering photography whilst an art student. Photography was a natural media for creative expression for him, and he found a love for the landscape, especially in challenging conditions.

Phil has created quite a reputation for himself over the years with his photographic images, and also as an Olympus / OM-System shooter with many holding him in high regard. He runs workshops and has authored a number of Olympus Guides.



Start: 22 May 2024
End: 22 May 2024
OM Digital Solutions

Peak District National Park, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

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