Carmen is an award winning landscape and portrait photographer based in the Lake District who provides landscape photography workshopsand courses , studio photography, weddings and family lifestyle photoshoots. Visit the gallery for examples of her fine art landscape photographs of the Lake District, many of which can be ordered as prints direct from the website.
Photography courses and workshops are available throughout the year and can be booked online. Family and individual photo shoots can also be booked through the website for studio or outdoor settings.
Learn landscape photography in the stunning surroundings of the Lake District National Park.
I offer a number of group and one to one photography workshops and courses to suit a wide range of experience form beginners through to advanced levels. All courses are hands on and practical which are proudly supported by LEE Filters.
For beginners the Get to know your DSLR camera courses are designed to improve your digital photography skills. We usually start in the studio to cover skills and setup and then put this into practice in one of the Lake District beauty spots.
Weekend workshops and Advanced courses cover specific areas to increase your knowledge and skills across a range of landscape subjects.
Photo walks offer a days guided walk at a stunning Lake District location with photography being the main focus. There are lots of tips and techniques to learn along the way.
Visit the workshop and course overview to find out more details, dates and prices.
A photoshoot can be a gift or a treasured memory. For individual portraits, baby photoshoot or maternity photoshoot the studio in Bassenthwaite is an ideal location with a choice of back drops and lighting. But of course you can choose a location of your choice in the stunning Lake District landscape.
A family photoshoot can also take place in the studio or at a location of your choice. Being based in the Lake District provides so many places to choose from for the location, perhaps walking in the fells or by the lake.
Portrait photography can be a great gift for family and loved ones with framed prints and high quality books the perfect present for those special memories.
Photography is such an important part of your wedding day so I take great care to work with you at every stage. With all wedding photography packages we have pre-wedding consultation, a free engagement photo session and online access to select images in a password protected photo gallery.
Visit the portfolio galleries to see examples of portraits, family photoshoots, maternity and newborn and baby photography.
Visit the courses page for more information and booking
I am running special multi day workshop for the RPS in February. Please visit the RPS website for information and bookings. You don't have to be an RPS member to attend.
The 1-100 book is now complete. I am very happy to have completed the photobook of portraits of people aged 1-100. One image for each age, with a full page for each portrait. To order a copy and help raise money for Mountain Rescue, please visit the portfolio.
Tips and Techniques for your landscape photography. Available to buy now!
Carmen, thank you for and wonderful day yesterday trying to teach me how to use my camera correctly. Spending so much of the day outdoors using the camera really suited me rather than being indoors doing lots of theory. I'm delighted with my photos which is due to your clear explanations and the way we discussed what has happening in the pictures to enable me to use the correct settings - you've certainly made me look differently at subjects. I'll be back for more courses. Thank you from Trish
Would like to thank Carmen for a pleasant & enjoyable day yesterday. She had the task of trying to teach me how to use my camera properly, instead of pointing & pressing. She had patience and made a ' technical ' ( I'm techno phobic) topic interesting and easier (!!)for me. Highly recommend her & look forward to meeting her sometime with my camera & tripod in some local beauty spot. Thanks Carmen xx from Brenda
Thank you, Carmen, for an excellent evening workshop. We found it both educative and enjoyable. Though we were already confident users of our DSLRs, you taught us several new and practically useful technical skills, taking us boldly into parts of our cameras menus where we had previously feared to tread. You also generously shared a number of really good creative tips about composition - we're looking at landscapes rather differently as a result. And you made the whole evening fun. We hope we can do another of your workshops.
We went on an evening photography workshop with Carmen which was good fun and we learned lots. Recommended.
WOW, AMAZING, EPIC, AMAZBALLS, BLOWN AWAY, are just some of the words we used to describe this weekend!!!!!
I wish I could give 10/10 stars **********
From start to finish this was beyond the best course I have ever been on!! I would highly recommend Carmen’s workshops and cannot wait to book another.
Her knowledge and passion goes above and beyond. I have learnt more from Carmen this weekend than I could have ever imagined. She took us to some absolutely beautiful locations to shoot some stunning landscapes, sunset and sunrises.
Her knowledge of the Lake District is amazing! I have found places I never knew existed and cannot wait to re visit them.
The accommodation she had booked for us was just beautiful and the local pub we ate at made fantastic food and made us all welcome.
I literally cannot thank Carmen enough. Didn’t want the weekend to end xx
I’ve had the most fantastic two days on Carmen’s photowalks. Lots of laughs, can’t wait till I’m back in Cumbria to do it all over again. Finding the viewpoints & chasing the light. Fabulous!