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. Colin is delighted to be supported by Lee Filters.

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.

During this period I have moved a lot of my Camera Club talks to video conferencing events using Zoom. The talks last 1.5 hours and often include a practical demonstration of post processing techniques using screen sharing. The talks cost £70, please fill in the Booking Form if you feel that this would be useful for your organisation. I also run group Post Processing sessions limited to 4 people where we review 3 images per person (12 max), the cost of the group session is £20 per person (minimum 3 clients) and lasts around 2.5 hours. I can also be booked for a 1-2-1 post processing workshop where we review up to 10 images, the cost of this is £60 and again lasts about 2.5 hours. If you feel this would be useful please fill in the Booking From and we can arrange a mutually convenient date and time.

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. 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 £80 per person (instead of £90) if it is booked at the same time as the photography workshop (the date can be negotiated)

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 to cover a Saturday or Sunday workshop, a 1-2-1 or as part or full payment for a residential workshop. 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 in a range of print sizes and also as high resolution digital files, 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

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 £180. 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.

I offer various lectures to Camera Clubs and Photographic Societies. The talks last 2 hours and often include a practical demonstration of post processing techniques. The talks cost £90 (excluding travel), please fill in the enquiry form if you feel that this would be useful for your organisation. I also run workshops for camera clubs for between 6 and 12 participants. The minimum number of clients for the prearranged workshop to go ahead would be 6 and the cost to the club would be £300, the maximum number would be 12 and the cost to the club would be £400. This works out at £50 per client for 6 people or £33 if there were 12. Any number between these two ranges would be charged at a pro rata amount so for 10 clients the cost to the club would be £370 and £37 for each individual. Again, fill in the Enquiry Form for further details


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Isle of Skye rescheduled
Sun 22nd to Fri 27th March 2020
Wester Ross rescheduled
Sat 11th April to Thurs 16th
Infrared Weekend rescheduled
Sat 18th to 19th April
North Lakes rescheduled
Saturday 25th April
Yorkshire Dales rescheduled
Sunday 26th April 2020
Yorkshire Dales rescheduled
Sunday 5th July 2020
Architecture rescheduled
Sunday 12th July 2020
North Lakes rescheduled
Sat 15th August 2020
Dales rescheduled
Sun 16th August 2020
The Fylde Coast full
Saturday 22nd August
High Tide Coastal full
Sunday 23rd August
Yorkshire Dales
Sat 5th September 2020
North Lakes
Sun 6th September 2020
North Lakes
Sat 12th September 2020
Yorkshire Dales
Sun 13th September 2020
High Tide Coastal
Thursday 17th September
Northumberland 1 place left
Sat 19th Sept to Thurs 24th Sept 2020
North Wales Weekend
Sat 26th - Sun 27th September
Infrared Weekend
Sat 3rd and 4th October
Isle of Skye
Mon 5th to Sat 10th Oct 2020
Wester Ross
Sat 10th Oct to Thurs 15th Oct
High Tide Coastal
Saturday 17th Oct 2020
Devon and Dorset full
Sun 18th to Fri 23rd Oct 2020
Devon and Dorset full
Sun 1st to Fri 6th Nov 2020
North Lakes
Sat 7th November 2020
Yorkshire Dales
Sun 8th November 2020
Architecture and Abstracts
Sunday 15th Nov 2020
Glencoe rescheduled
Mon 23rd to 27th Nov 2020
North Lakes
Sat 5th December 2020
Yorkshire Dales
Sun 6th December 2020
North Lakes
Sat 12th December 2020
Yorkshire Dales
Sun 13th December 2020
High Tide Coastal
Saturday 16th Jan 2021
High Tide Coastal
Sunday 31st Jan 2021
Glencoe available
Mon 8th Feb to 11th Feb 2021
Lofoten rescheduled
Fri 19th Feb to Fri 26th Feb 2021
Devon and Dorset Available
Sun 28th Feb to 5th March 2021
Isle of Skye Available
Mon 8th to Sat 13th March
Wester Ross Available
Sat 13th to Thurs 18th March
Devon and Dorset Available
Sat 20th to 25th March 2021
Sat 17th April to Thurs 22nd 2021
High Tide Coastal
Saturday 29th May 2021


  • 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


    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.

  • Lee Filters - YourView

    Pleased to have an image selected and reviewed by Sarah Howard of ImageSeen

  • Lee Filters - YourView

    Pleased to have an image selected and reviewed by Robert Canis

  • Lee Filters - YourView

    Pleased to have an image selected and reviewed by Rachael Talibart

Digital Photography Magazine

Pleased to have a seven page spread about running workshops in Digital Photography Magazine July 2018