Photography Courses

If you are looking to improve your landscape photography then I offer a variety of courses to cater for different needs. These include full day one 2 one's and workshops. 

For more information or to book any of these please contact me

I now have a full set of Kase Filters for use on my workshops and 1-2-1's please ask if you need them when booking. Includes adapter rings for 67mm, 72mm, 77mm & 82mm - CPL, Filter Holder & a selection of filters.

Full Day One 2 One's


Whether you're a beginner or intermediate my one 2 one tuition will cover all your needs. These will normally be held at a North Lakes location and where possible include a sunrise or sunset.  The exact location will be decided after taking into account seasonal changes to enable us to optimise available light. Included will be 8 hours of individual tuition and transport between locations. The day will include some walking but this can be adjusted depending on fitness levels.


Tuition will be informal, friendly and designed around the individuals requirements including the following.


  • Camera settings

  • Use of ND filters

  • Composition

  • Working with light to add impact


Price: £185

I'm always happy to take additional people on these but the charge will be an extra £25 per person (1-2-2 = £210, 1-2-3 = £235)

Dates are flexible whilst avoiding pre-booked workshop days




***Special Offer***

Midweek 1-2-1's Only £160 

These must be held in the North Lakes area (Ullswater, Derwent Water or Buttermere) Monday - Friday

I'm always happy to take additional people on these but the charge will be an extra £25 per person (1-2-2 = £185, 1-2-3 = £210)



These workshops are limited to 3 participants which will enable me to give everyone maximum individual attention. They are 8 hours in duration and where possible will include a sunrise or sunset on location. These also include transport between locations where applicable.


Tuition will be informal, friendly and designed around the individuals requirements including the following.


  • Camera settings

  • Use of ND filters

  • Composition

  • Working with light to add impact


Price: £95

Workshop Dates: 

Start times for these workshops will be timed to enable us to shoot sunrise on location.




My Birthday treat was a 1-2-1 day with Phil…what a great present that turned out to be! Having not had the confidence to go out on a 1-2-1 before, I was a touch apprehensive but needn’t have been. Phil is very easy-going, approachable for any questions and nothing is too much trouble. I learnt so much in one day and with Phil’s knowledge of the Lakes, also had the pleasure of visiting some great places in the area. I was delighted to get a “killer pic” which was miles ahead of what I could have achieved on my own. Thanks for a great day Phil

Mark & Phil

My father-in-law and I recently attended a 1 to 2 workshop around Ullswater and surrounding areas.  Both of us thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience with Phil and we’re already thinking about booking again for the autumn.

Phil’s knowledge of the area and tucked away scenic locations is great.  His tuition and advice on compositions and workflow was fantastic and he taught us both a new way of seeing and capturing the landscape – in varying conditions too.  We came away having learned different techniques with the camera and filters which looking back on our screens on our return home, has made a vast improvement.

Phil was very enthusiastic as were we, which made for a superb and most enjoyable day.  We learned a lot and the day was fun with a relaxed atmosphere – only downside was it went past too quickly!

Highly recommended to anyone wanting to improve their photography.

Cheers Phil for a great day – see you in the autumn.


I had a excellent day whilst attending Phil's workshop at Landgale, and Side Pike 

We met before dawn where we discussed what we wanted from the day, we moved to our first location where Phil began providing guidance, and advice on compositions, locations and the use of natural light, although the morning was clear and cold there was very little interest in the sky which restricted our opportunities.

We then moved on to our second location where Phil's eye for a composition was apparent. Despite the very strong winds Phil's enthusiasm never waned.

Always the optimist we moved in to our third location from where I got some great images.

Phil was always thinking ahead and we swiftly moved on to our elevated forth location from where composition and understanding of the available light were given.

Due to the constant strong winds we were unable to gain much height, but we retraced our tracks to finish up at Blea Tarn. Although the elements were really against us Phil talked us through several compositions and suggested locations.

The day was a very worthwhile experience which comes highly recommended.
Thank you for a very enjoyable and educational day


Thank you for an excellent day's photography, you left us in no doubt how you pay great attention to detail in composition,and getting it right in camera. It is little wonder that we see your stunning images on Facebook. I will try to use the tips and knowledge you gave us in future,you are a brilliant tutor with a lovely sense of humour, thank you once again. Best wishes, Christine.



Many thanks for a really enjoyable and informative workshop. Your enthusiasm for and knowledge of landscape photography made for a very fruitful day for me in terms of improving my technique, with composition and use of long exposures being the areas which I learned most. I think that anyone from novice to experienced would benefit from your tuition given your local and location knowledge which was freely imparted



Phil is obviously passionate and very knowledgable about landscape photography which easily comes across in his tutoring.  I have further developed my knowledge on how to practically apply composition, exposure and manual focus to name but a few.  We covered a variety of compositions across the day and I now feel more confident that I will be able to capture the images I want.  Thank you Phil for a very enjoyable day.



I recently attended one of Phil's superb one day Buttermere and Crummock Water workshops.  My main focus for the day was to work on my composition and ability to 'see the image', and with Phil's help and encouragement I feel like I made a big step forward in this regard and came away with some images I am absolutely delighted with as well as having a lot of fun. I would happily recommend the workshop to anyone who is looking to improve their photography.


It was magical up there yesterday. Thanks for a fantastic workshop. Great to go out with you; I learnt so much! Hugely recommend you for anyone else who wants to learn landscape photography in beautiful locations with a brilliant tutor!


I would like to express my thanks and gratitude for the 1 2 1 workshop held on the 20th May, the day was very enjoyable, informative with the 8 hours flying by. The workshop was delivered in a very friendly and approachable manner, with your advice on camera usage and image capturing techniques being greatly received. Your knowledge of locations around the lake district was a great assistance in securing some very good images throughout the day which showed your passion and enthusiasm to landscape photography. I would definitely recommend the 1 2 1 course as an ideal way to improve your camera knowledge and improving your understanding of long exposure techniques using ND and graduated filers. Thank you very much for a very fruitful and enjoyable workshop.



I have just returned from a one day workshop with Phil at Ullswater. It was a brilliant day full of insights that will help me improve my landscape photography. Phil is very easy going and incredibly generous with both his time and his knowledge. I can highly recommend him.



The tuition was informal, delivered very clearly, and it’s fair to say we all had a good laugh during the day as we traded friendly banter.



Not only was Phil a great instructor, he is also extremely knowledgable when it comes to landscape photography and not forgetting most importantly, we had a lot of fun throughout.



Phil, many thanks for a great workshop today. Weather was against us but I learned so much about composition and location. A very enjoyable day and you are a most patient tutor. Can highly recommend to anyone interested in landscape photography.



Your workshops are excellent for both experienced photographers like me and amateurs who are just starting on thier photography journey as you treat everyone as individuals and work to each persons needs and abilities.


See more feedback & photos from previous  workshops and 1-2-1's



What you need to bring with you on the day:


Appropriate clothing, walking boots/shoes, waterproofs, hat & gloves and wellington boots if you have them.

DSLR, tripod, filters & holder (if you don't have filters and a holder there may be a possibility that I have something that you can loan for the day).

Lenses, memory cards, spare battery.

Packed lunch, snacks & warm drinks.

Don't forget to charge up your camera batteries prior to the day.