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.

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 £80 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. 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 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 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 £80 (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 cost per member ranges from £30 to £50 for the day depending on the number of people.


The list of workshops gets updated regularly with weekend and mid-week workshops as well as new residential workshops, want to be kept informed about future workshops and events? Subscribe to my newsletter here:

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Northumberland FULL
Sat 8th to Thurs 13th September 2018
North Wales full
Sun 16th to Fri 21st September 2018
Yorkshire Dales
Sat 22nd September 2018
Architecture and Abstracts
Sunday 23rd September 2018
Isle of Skye Full
Sat 6th Oct to Thurs 11th October 2018
North Lakes
Sat 13th October 2018
Yorkshire Dales
Sun 14th October 2018
Devon and Dorset full
Sat 10th to Thurs 15th November 2018
Yorkshire Dales
Sat 17th November 2018
North Lakes
Sunday 18th November 2018
Architecture and Abstracts
Saturday 1st December 2018
Yorkshire Dales (RPS)
Sun 2nd December 2018
Infrared Day
Wednesday 5th December 2018
High Tide Coastal
Saturday 8th December 2018
The Fylde Coast
Sunday 9th December 2018
Infrared Day
Wednesday 12th December 2018
South Lake District
Saturday 15th December 2018
Yorkshire Dales
Sun 16th December 2018
High Tide Coastal
Monday 24th December 2018
Christmas in the Lakes
Thursday 27th December 2018
Christmas in the Dales
Friday 28th December 2018
The Fylde Coast
Saturday 5th Jan 2019
North Wales Coast
Sun 6th Jan 2019
Infrared Day
Wednesday 9th January 2019
North Wales full
Sat 12th to 17th Jan 2019
Northumberland 2 left
Sat 19th to 24th Jan 2019
High Tide Coastal
Saturday 26th Jan 2019
Isle of Skye
Sat 16th Feb to Thurs 21st Feb 2019
The Fylde Coast
Friday 22nd February 2019
High Tide Coastal
Saturday 23rd Feb 2019
The Fylde Coast RPS
Sunday 24th February 2019
Architecture and Abstracts
Sunday 3rd March 2019
North Wales full
Sat 9th to 14th March 2019
Infrared Weekend
Sat 16th to 17th March
Devon and Dorset
Sat 23rd to Thurs 28th March 2019
Yorkshire Dales
Sat 30th March 2019
North Lakes
Sunday 31st March 2019
Sat 20th to 25th April 2019
North Wales
Sat 28th Sept to 3rd Oct 2019
Devon and Dorset
Sat 12th to Thurs 17th October 2019


  • 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