I provide a wide range of group and one to one photography courses and workshops to suit all levels of experience from beginners to advanced users. All the courses are hands on and teach the practical application not just the theory.
Get to know your DSLR camera course start in the studio to cover skills and setup and then put this into practice in one of the lakeland beauty spots. This is particularly suited to beginners starting in digital photography or using a DSLR for the first time
Weekend photography workshops and Advanced courses cover specific areas to increase your knowledge and skills across a range of landscape subjects. I also run photography studio courses to teach the art of portrait photography in a professional studio setting.
Photowalk courses take a day to have a guided walk at a stunning Lake District location where photography will be the main focus. This gives you an opportunity to learn tips and techniques for landscape photography in a relaxed setting.
All my courses and workshop are proudly supported by Lee Filters.
Lee have provided a variety of graduated filters, stoppers, adaptor rings and filter holders to suit nearly all requirements.
Anyone on a course or workshop can use the filters at to no charge to develop their landscape photography and try before you buy.
One to one workshops can be structured to cover any photography subject you wish to concentrate on. From the basic camera controls, photographic composition, the use of light and colour, creative use of shutter and aperture, to more specialised areas of photography such as portraits, studio lighting, wildlife photography, macro photography and product/still life photography. One to One Workshop Dates
The advanced course is designed for photographers who are happy with the basic control of their camera, but would like to take their photography to the next level. Advanced landscape course dates.
Take a day to have a guided photowalk at a stunning location where photography will be the main focus. Perhaps a walk up Haystacks photographing the summit tarns or walk up to the waterfalls where you can learn how to capture water movement in your photography. A fantastic day out for beginners or advanced photographers. Photowalk Course Dates
Adobe Photoshop is a powerful photograph editing and manipulation software package which can be daunting to start with. Courses available at all levels, using a range of tools from full featured editing, managing large batches of photos to creating intricate digital paintings and drawings. More information...
If you have been using your DSLR camera on Auto or trying various settings with mixed results, this course will give you a solid foundation in digital photography. Starting from our studio in Bassenthwaite you will get to explore the local lakes and fells and learn new skills, tips and techniques to get the most out of your digital photography. Get to know your DSLR Course Dates
Spend a weekend in the Lake District with your camera, visiting stunning locations, guided by Carmen, a professional photographer, trained mountain guide and local, who has in depth knowledge of the Lake District, knowing lots of secret locations. Weekend Photography Workshop Dates
Rules of Composition - I don't always stick strictly to the rules of composition, but the rules are well worth knowing so you can follow them, or break them. Here are my top 9 landscape photography composition rules that might be helpful for those just starting out.
Creating a Panorama - With a digital camera, creating a seamless panorama has been made very straightforward. These are my tips on how to create successful and stunning panoramic images.
Stunning Sunsets - Getting the most out of your sunset shoot isn't always so straight forward. Here are 8 tips for stunning sunset photography that will help you to capture the aura of the evening.
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
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
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.