Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 May 2017 | In association with Rod Ireland Photography and the Penrith and District Camera Club.

An inspirational weekend dedicated to all things photographic.

Now in its second year, this show is the only one of its kind in the North and offers a chance for anyone with an interest in photography and video to find out about the latest equipment, hear talks by some of the most inspiring filmmakers and photographers from across the region, buy gear and photography as well as picking up useful tips on everything from getting the most of your camera, ideas for new projects as well as how to edit and store your photographs digitally. You may also run a business and be looking for a new photographer or film maker to help promote your business with a fresh approach.

The show includes over 20 exhibitors including Rod Ireland Photography, The Guild of Photographers, Paper Spectrum ltd, Permajet, Sony, Aspire Photography Training, Art By Camera, British Institute of Professional Photography, Carmen Norman Photography, Sharif Photographic Supplies, Leica Store Manchester, Emma J Campbell Photography, Eye Flight Films, Fotospeed, FotoVUE, Jack the Hat Photographic, Lakes Wild Lens, Long valley Books ltd, Mike Prince Landscapes, Simon Whalley, Stewart Smith Photography and Victoria Jayne photography. Talks throughout the weekend (included in the ticket price) by Ben Barden, Catherine Connor and Henry Iddon on Saturday and Mark Littlejohn and Tiree Dawson on Sunday. Children’s photography workshop with Rod Ireland on both days (included in the ticket price) – all you need to bring is a camera or phone with the ability to take photos.

A special screening of the film ‘Salt of the Earth’ on Sunday at 3pm at a specially reduced price with your show ticket.

An exhibition of over 250 photographs from Cumbria‘s leading camera clubs.

– Penrith and District Camera Club –
– Carlisle Camera Club
– Eden Valley Camera Club
– Holme and District Photographic Society
– Morton Photographic Society
– Keswick Photographic Society
– Workington and District Camera Club
– Copeland Photographic Society

If you are interested in booking a stand for this event, please click here to fill out an application form.


IN OUR GALLERY – Derek Eland: Being Human at Base Camp |

IN OUR CINEMA – The Salt of the Earth (12) 2014 | The Epic of Everest 1924 (U)


All of the below talks and workshops are included with your show ticket.

WORKSHOP  11am – Children’s photography workshop with Rod Ireland | 1 hour

All you need to bring is a camera or phone with the ability to take photos.

TALK 11.30am – ‘Film Production Techniques for Photographers’ with Ben Barden | 1 hour

With the launch of the Canon 5D mk ii back in 2008, a film making revolution was born. Suddenly we had the tools to create amazing cinematic imagery with a low cost stills camera and many photographers have diversified into the moving image. Making the jump into film making feels like a natural progression for a lot of photographers, their knowledge of composition and understanding of light, of course transfer directly into the video production process. However, there are many new skills that must be mastered to produce engaging and beautiful films that many photographers struggle with at first. This one hour session will give a basic overview of some of the key production techniques in sound, light and camera movement as well as discussing the most important element of all, story! To demonstrate these methods we will do an interview setup on stage for camera, light and microphone placement with live camera projection.

Ben is a professional commercial photographer, award-winning film maker, teacher, location manager/scout based in Kendal and the Czech Republic. With an extensive client base, he operates in worldwide locations and has worked with a diverse range of people, including HRH Prince Charles and Rene Zellweger. Specialising in tourism, offshore, lifestyle, industry and architecture, he has run his own business for 15 years. Before that he was Cumbria Tourism’s in-house photographer.

Ben Barden – He also co-hosts the video production industry shows Camera and Flask and Going Postal

TALK 1.30pm – ‘Creating an inspiring business’ with Aspire Photography Training | 40 minutes

Ever dream about creating your own business? Do you want to learn how best to design the ideal business for you, your lifestyle and your family. Does this sound like you?  Join Catherine Connor from Aspire Photography Training for this insightful session.  If you need answers – how best to approach building a brand, how to attract the right clients and much much more then this session is ideally suited. It will enrich your mind and soul. Catherine has gained a reputation for being one of the industry’s most motivational speakers and mentors. Her generous and highly motivational style will inspire you, giving you ideas and suggestions with regards to becoming the photographer and business owner of your dreams!

If you need to know more before you dive in then tap into the Aspire educational blog as it’s designed with you in mind or alternatively follow the @aspirecpt Instragram thread.

TALK 3pm – ‘Instanto Outdoors – contemporary Lake District photography with a unique Victorian camera’ with Henry Iddon | 40 mins

The Abraham brothers of Keswick pioneered rock climbing, and what we’d now call ‘action sports’, photography in the Lake District in the early 20th Century. With this project Henry Iddon set about photographing contemporary rock climbing, landscapes and other action sports with a camera that they had previously owned and used.


IN OUR GALLERY – Derek Eland: Being Human at Base Camp |

IN OUR CINEMA – The Salt of the Earth (12) 2014 | The Epic of Everest 1924 (U)


All of the below talks and workshops are included with your show ticket unless specified.

WORKSHOP 11am  – Children’s photography workshop with Rod Ireland | 1 hour

All you need to bring is a camera or phone with the ability to take photos.

TALK 11.30am – “An Approach to Landscape Photography” by Mark LittleJohn | 40 minutes

Mark returns to give one of his popular talks this time on landscape photography. Mark Littlejohn came to photography late in life but has been making up for lost time ever since. He’s happiest wandering aimlessly in the Eden Valley or around Ullswater with a camera in his hand. He has no agenda or preconceptions of what he’s looking for, he’s just waiting for the adrenaline rush of that next beautiful moment. Mark has won Landscape Photographer of the Year in 2014 and runs one to one workshops and tours in the Lake District. “When I go out taking pictures I like to think I have a calm, measured approach at all times. But I know that’s not the case. I know that when the conditions are perfect and I happen to be in the right place at the right time then I can get a touch excited by the thrill of the chase. I like to have a few reminders in my head to ensure that I can get the most out of these occasions and not spend the rest of the month shaking my head at missed opportunities”. | 

TALK 1.30pm – ‘From the Ground Up – Building a successful and sustainable photography business’ with Tiree Dawson | 40 minutes

Based in the beautiful English Lake District, Tiree photographs around 80 weddings each year and produces images for over 40 commercial clients. With an academic background in Art History, she has a deep understanding both of the rules of composition, colour and texture, and of when and how they can be broken. She aims to capture graceful and beautifully composed images that tell the story of the subject as it unfolds, without interrupting it. Tiree will share some of her thoughts and advice on how to build your business to enable you to make the move from hobbyist to full time professional.  Tiree will also talk about the importance of keeping your work fresh and relevant in a highly competitive industry, sharing some top tips on how to avoid getting stuck in a creative rut.

FILM 3pm  – The Salt of the Earth (12) 2014 | 1 hour 50 minutes

This documentary film follows 71 year old Brazlian photographer, Sebastiao Salgado through his remarkable 40 year career as a photojournalist. Salgado took stunning images in South America, Africa and central Europe, paying tribute to people who are dispossessed. Salgado’s compassion fuels his vision that humanity is the ‘salt of the earth’. The Salt of the Earth is screening as part of the photography and video show at Rheged on 13 and 14 May £3 with photography show ticket | Standard admission Adults £6.50, Conc £5, U15’s £4, Family £19



  • COST
    £2 entry including talks and demonstrations (Films extra) Under 16’s free
  • Opening times
    10am - 4pm


ARCHIVE – Derek Eland: Being Human at Base Camp


The Salt of the Earth (2014)