Everyone can enjoy the Lake District and have fun with photography.

Here at Hermiston Guesthouse we believe we are the only Bed and Breakfast in the lake District that offers residential photographic workshops where your photo tutor (Phil Evans) actually lives on site. This means that you can chat about photography and plan your day’s workshop locations over breakfast, ask any questions over coffee and cake when you return in the afternoon, and then learn how to edit and improve your pictures when you come back from your evening meal at one of our lovely local pubs.

Phil’s landscape photography workshops make both improving camera skills and landscape photography available to those of all ages, photo skill levels and fitness levels including those who are less mobile. They are especially popular with beginners, improvers and those who simply want to go home with better quality holiday photographs.  The workshops are suitable for those with any type of bridge, DSLR or mirrorless cameras.

“Phil made it so easy, I learnt more in three hours than I have in four years; can’t wait to put it into practice at home and to try the next workshop… thanks Phil.”  J Bowie, Wiltshire.

These are practical, hands–on workshops where Phil himself escorts you to easy to reach locations, tailored to meet the needs and interests of each group of a maximum four guests. Each workshop features a days escorted excursion, driven by Phil if numbers allow. The workshops require some gentle walking, so guests should be comfortable covering distances of up to two miles per day (maximum) over fairly level terrain. The relaxed pace of the workshop gives plenty of time for refreshment and comfort stops and for Phil to ensure that everyone has lots of one-to-one guidance with their photography.

For those staying at Hermiston Guesthouse you’ll have the opportunity to relax and review your images after dinner with a coffee. Phil will show you how to use Lightroom and Photoshop to show you how to get the best out of each image, provide constructive feedback and answer any questions you may have. 

“After a year of owning my camera and stuck on the auto setting, this workshop has given me the confidence to experiment. Phil ran the workshop depending on our own learning speed.” J Povey, Hampshire.

The price is just £120 for the full day (9.45am to 4.00pm), per person with group (and non-photographing attendees) discounts available, subject to availability. Accommodation is not included but a discount rate is available when you book through Phil Evans Photography in advance on a stay of two nights or more.

What You’ll Need to Bring With You.

Walking Boots
Weather Appropriate Clothing
Camera & Equipment (such as filters if you have them)
Spare Memory Cards & Batteries
Waterproof Bag to cover your camera if it’s wet
Flask/Water Bottle

Terms & Conditions

 1. Workshops bookings are made with Phil Evans, trading as Phil Evans Photography. For guests staying at Hermiston Guesthouse, the accommodation cancellation policy will apply.
 2. Phil Evans reserves the right to cancel workshops and will issue a full refund of the workshop monies paid in these circumstances. Reservations for accommodation with Hermiston Guesthouse are in addition and considered separate to any workshop bookings. In the event of a workshop cancellation, accommodation deposits will therefore not be refundable.
 3. All guests participate in the workshop at their own risk and both Hermiston Guesthouse and Phil Evans accept no responsibility for injury or damage to persons or property. The conditions of your booking are that you accept the hazards involved in visiting remote areas and engaging in potentially dangerous activities. To take part in one of our workshops you are strongly advised to take out adequate insurance cover for both the duration of your stay and any activities undertaken.
 4. Guests must communicate any perceived failure in the performance of this contract immediately it occurs to Phil Evans, affording him the opportunity to achieve a satisfactory outcome: Should this not be possible you should make your complaint known to us within fourteen days of the conclusion of the workshop.

By making a booking you are agreeing to accept all the above conditions. The person making the booking does so on behalf of all the individuals included on it and all are therefore bound by the booking conditions.