Welcome to Colin Jarvis Photography

Landscape and Architectural Photography Workshops

Colin Jarvis (MA Photo, FD Photo, PGCE, ARPS) is a professional landscape photographer based in the North West of England. He has worked as a photographer and educator for many years and his work has been featured in books and magazines as well as exhibited in London, Liverpool and Manchester in private exhibitions and in association with the Royal Institute of British Architects. He is a skilled practitioner in both digital and large format film photography and has taught Photography in both colleges and schools and lectured at Photographic Societies. He holds a Master of Arts in Photography and is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society. He has appeared in the Landscape Photographer of the Year book and subsequent exhibition as well as in a number of photography journals. Colin runs residential workshops to some of the most beautiful areas of the UK including Northumberland, Glencoe, Skye and North Wales, along with specialised weekend workshops covering Infrared photography, Long exposure photography and Monochrome masterclasses.

Please get in touch if you need any help in your photographic journey and wish to take part in a day of photography tuition, post processing or an extended residential workshop.

Workshops are an ideal way to 'learn the craft' in the field. They run on most Saturday's and Sunday's throughout the year and cost £90. The courses are limited to 4 participants. A single day's tuition will be provided that covers composition, previsualizing the scene, the best lens for the job, utilising depth of field, composing for colour and black and white, using filters to balance exposure and add creativity to the image. I will also spend time with you to answer any questions you may have about the equipment you are using. Technical aspects will be explored including achieving accurate exposure using the manual setting of the camera along with making creative decisions regarding aperture and depth of field.

The use of filters for dramatic effect will be explored. I personally use Lee filters, this is the industry standard filter system, you are welcome to use my filters or your own, but whichever option you choose I will help you use them to their maximum advantage. Topics covered will include using neutral density filters to slow the shutter speed creating atmospheric water movement, graduated neutral density filters to balance the exposure between the land and sky, and extreme 'big stopper' filters to create wonderful movement in the clouds and water.

There really is no better way to develop your craft than by 'getting out there and doing it'. I will provide you with a friendly, fun and informative workshop experience that will, I am sure, leave you with some memorable images to add to your portfolio.

For clients attending a workshop I offer a Post Processing day for £70 per person (instead of £90) if it is booked at the same time as the photography workshop (the date can be negotiated)

I am available for tuition on a one to one basis. A one day session will consist of a minimum of 8 hours tuition. The itinerary will be based upon location, time of year and the participants individual needs. During the winter months a full day from sunrise through until sunset can be arranged and the full itinerary will be discussed before the workshop date. The cost of a 1-2-1 is £175 and the price includes a half day post processing session (3 hours) using Lightroom and Photoshop. The location and content of the day will be negotiated with the client to ensure that their needs are fully catered for. A 1-2-1 can be arranged for a Saturday or mid-week, contact me and we can discuss your requirements.

An area often overlooked by many workshop leaders but post processing is a totally separate skill set that has to learnt if you are going to bring out the best in those photographs that you have spent so much time and effort to capture. Photoshop and Print workshops are limited to two participants this is an 11AM to 5PM (or 10 till 4) workshop based in Preston, aimed at producing the perfect colour or monochrome print using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom and an Epson A2 professional printer. It will begin by using Bridge to open the Raw files, adjusting settings in the Raw dialogue box and exporting the file into Photoshop. The images will then be edited using cropping, layers, masks, levels and curves.

Editing will also include cloning, spot removal and any other corrections that are required. Decisions about keeping the images as either colour files or converting them to Black and White will be considered. The images will then be prepared for printing using the correct paper profiles and settings within the print dialogue box. The workshop has the flexibility to be tailored to the needs of each client. Participants will each produce a 50cm X 40cm (including border) print of their work to keep. There will be plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits included. Cost is £90

For clients attending a workshop I offer a Post Processing day for £80 per person (instead of £90) if it is booked at the same time as the photography workshop (the date can be negotiated).

Gift vouchers can be purchased in £90 or £175 values to cover a Saturday or Sunday workshop or a 1-2-1. They are valid until redeemed and can either be emailed to you or printed and posted. They make a great Christmas or Birthday gift. Fill in the Order Form to purchase one, including how you want the voucher to be delivered, either emailed or printed and posted. Payment can be made by bank transfer, details are on the form.

All images in the Gallery section of the website are available to purchase, fill in the contact form listing the name of the print and the size required and I will get back to you to confirm the details, payment can be made using bank transfer. Prints are posted rolled in cardboard tubes, unmounted, and the price includes postage and packing. The print sizes supplied will be approximately A3, A2 or A1, in either landscape or portrait orientation depending on the image in question:
A1 (84cm x 59cm) print £90, A2 (60cm x 40cm) print £60, A3 (40cm x 30cm) print £40


Can't make any of these dates? Don't worry, I keep this list updated regularly and can be contacted to arrange alternative dates that fit in with your plans. Fill in the 'Subscribe Here' form to be kept informed of future workshops

Architectural Photography
Saturday 6th January 2017
Yorkshire Dales
Sun 7th January 2018
North Lakes
Sat 13th Jan 2018
Yorkshire Dales
Sat 20th January 2018
Architectural Photography
Sun 21st January 2017
North Lakes
Sat 27th January 2018
South Lake District
Sunday 28th January 2018
High Tide Coastal
Thursday 1st Feb 2018
Long Exposure Weekend
Sat 3rd Feb to Sun 4th Feb 2018
Yorkshire Dales
Sun 11th February 2018
Yorkshire Dales
Sun 18th February 2018
North Wales FULL
Sat 24th Feb to Thurs 1st March 2018
Yorkshire Dales
Sat 3rd March 2018
High Tide Coastal
Monday 5th March 2018
Isle of Skye FULL
Sat 10th March to Fri 16th March 2018
Northumberland FULL
Sun 18th March to Fri 23rd March 2018
North Wales Just added
Sat 14th April to Thurs 19th April 2018
Northumberland 2 left
Sat 21st to Thurs 26th April 2018
Lake District Tour Just added
Saturday 28th April to Thurs 3rd May
Northumberland Just added
Sat 8th to Thurs 13th September 2018
North Wales Just added
Sat 15th to Thurs 20th September 2018
Isle of Skye Just added
Sat 29th Sept to Thurs 4th October 2018
Venice new price
Fri 9th Nov to Wed 14th Nov 2018
Glencoe Just Added
Thurs 22nd Nov to Sun 25th Nov 2018

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  • Xposure Magazine

    The Lee Filters Xposure magazine is a high quality online portfolio style magazine that features top quality images taken with Lee filters products.

  • Digital SLR Photography

    Digital SLR Photography magazine ran a location guide I produced for them on Manchester

  • Digital SLR Photography

    I was asked by Digital SLR Photography magazine to produce a One 2 One workshop guide in Manchester where I took a client around the city and was photographed teaching and demonstrating techniques.

  • Digital SLR Photography

    I was asked by Digital SLR Photography magazine to produce a location guide to the Fylde Coast. This was a six page feature showing my images, the locations I used and the techniques. This is a location I regularly run workshops to, have a look at my workshop list to what's available

  • LPOY

    Landscape Photographer of the Year Book 4. I was delighted to have an image accepted for the book and exhibition. The shot was of the Pilgrims Way posts in Northumberland.

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