I offer tuition, workshops and tours in the UK & Iceland
For Iceland visit here
‘The Lake District is home to me and I have spent years learning the mountains, lakes and valleys. Having such an intimate knowledge of Cumbria and its weather allows me show you how I practice my photography and how I use the camera settings, light, weather and location to capture my photographs. For me, experimentation has always been the key and as a self taught photographer I like to keep things simple with my sessions and not to confuse with information overload. I speak to the client first and find out what they want from a tuition session then tailor each session just for them. The goal from each session is to give the client a greater understanding of the fundamentals of composition, camera function and being able to maximise your opportunities to capture the photographs you’ve always wanted too’ – Ben
We offer tuition or guided photo walks to all abilities around the Lake District & Cumbria so if your unsure please get in touch and have a chat. Pick up & drop off can be arranged from nearby train stations and please check out the ‘shop local’ page on this website for accommodation, kit & links to many amazing local businesses you may find useful.
Tuition sessions can be held individually with a max of 3 clients. These are tailored to suite each individual group and location. This is a great way to really get to grips with your camera while being out in the beautiful Lake District with a partner or a couple of mates.
Ben lives in the beautiful northern fells of the Lake District in Cumbria. After a life exploring the lakes and mountains Ben can provide a package completely tailored to your needs whatever the weather and your skill level. He loves to spend a whole day/night travelling from locations to get the best of the weather and time of year. Why don’t you come on a tuition session or workshop to see the very best of the beautiful Lake District?
Please contact us with any questions and to book a session with him.
How it works:
Initially you will need to fill a pre tuition questionnaire. This allows us to assess your level and equipment while giving you the opportunity to communicate your needs to us. Then we can schedule in a tuition session
Ben offers different types of tuition to suit all levels and equipment. These are detailed below:
Beginner – Learn how to get your camera off automatic and to understand the theory, learning composition and getting the most from your camera. Come away from the session with a clearer idea of how your camera functions and the tools to help you keep learning and progressing with your photography. At all times Ben will take you to the most beautiful places, allowing you to capture stunning photos you’d be able to hang on your wall from the get-go
Intermediate – For those already competent with a dslr and understand basics of photography. This session is all about getting those special shots. Use of filters, long exposures and more advanced techniques
Advanced/Night/Stars/Milky Way – Not for the beginner this session is all about taking photographs in low light and learning about different techniques to capture the beauty of the night sky and also fundamentals such as focusing, camera setting and lighting the shot. If unsure about your skill level, then get in touch and maybe we can organise a taster session to assess your level.
Lakeland Photo Guide – For those already happy with their photography but want a bit of local knowledge to find the best locations and shots whatever the weather. Using his intimate knowledge of the area, Ben will take you to amazing locations and a few hidden gems and save you wasting a trip or missing that special shot.
Editing Sessions – For those who have been on a tuition/workshop session and want to learn post production techniques using lightroom and photoshop. Come sit, have a brew and learn how Ben edits and uses his digital darkroom to achieve high quality print ready images. From basic to advanced. Also you have the choice to print some of your work on the day at a very special rate.
Prices are as follows:
1 to 1 Full day/night session (7-8hrs) – £260
1 to 1 Half day/night session (4-5hrs) – £150
2 to 1 Full day/night (7-8 hrs) – £350
2 to 1 Half day/night (4-5 hrs) – £200
Astrophotography Workshop (Max 5) – £75 pp
Editing sessions £40 p/h
Contact us and arrange your tuition session
Here are some reviews from previous clients:
Fantastic photo workshop on Saturday evening. great teacher and learned skills I won’t forget. Cracking night out!! – Andrew Fletcher
Had a sunset to sunrise tuition with Ben last night, great night. Ben certainly knows how to teach and showed me some great places to take some great shots. Highly recommended. Thanks Ben – Rob Norris
I have had 1:1 today. Ben is a wealth of knowledge, session well-paced and pitched at exactly the right level for me and tailored to my camera. I feel inspired to get out there and put my learning into action! fabulous day and would highly recommend his services. loved it – Karen Connor
Fantastic workshop last night, Milky Way / night sky. Thanks Ben – Mark Nattrass
Did a workshop with Ben last night. Some great tips for night-time photography and I came away with some images I’m pretty happy with. The group had people of all abilities and experience, and Ben tailored his approach well to all members. I would thoroughly recommend a night out under that stars with Ben – Glynn Jones