Discover a mindful approach to the art of photography in beautiful natural surroundings. Slow down and take a fresh look at the world around you. Learn to see the extraordinary in the ordinary, while taking time out for you, reducing stress and improving your wellbeing.

In a small group, you’ll spend time outdoors in nature, exploring colour, texture, form, light, and reflection while taking photos. You’ll think about your relationship with the natural and built environment, rediscover your creativity, and learn to see the world differently. 

All workshops are simple, low-tech and fun. You don’t need a fancy camera or expensive equipment – any mobile phone, tablet or digital camera will do – and sessions are suitable for all ages and abilities.  

Details of upcoming events are listed below. Want to book me to run a workshop at a venue of your choice? Call 07789 958895 or email

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Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol

Discover mindful photography in peaceful surrounding 

Thursday 18 October, Friday 25 January 2019,  Thursday 25 April 2019, Thursday 11 July 2019, 10.30am to 3pm

Cost: £65. Only 10 places. Book now! 

Painswick Rococo Garden, near Stroud, Gloucestershire

Mindful Photography workshop: Look Again at Painswick Rococo garden

New Dates for 2019 coming soon

Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire

Look Again at the seasons: discover the art of looking and seeing

New dates for 2019 coming soon

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Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetland Trust, Gloucestershire

Slow Down and See Slimbridg with Fresh Eyes

New dates for 2019 Coming soon

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Stroudwater Canal Workshops, Make It Studios

Mindful photography courses exploring the Stroudwater canal 

New dates for 2019 coming soon


What participants say…

“It has shown me the photographic possibilities and mental health benefits of slowing down and looking carefully.”
— Mike Walsh
“It reminded me of the beauty to be found in stopping, looking closely at the unexpected. Such an important starting point for finding more happiness.”
— Jennifer Barton
“I loved it – a great way to unwind, and to look at the everyday in a whole new way. The pedestrian becomes extraordinary.”
— Nicky Connors
“A good reminder to slow down and make each photo count. The workshop reminded me to see the beauty in things I would normally walk past and not notice.”
— Marcus Clark
“I saw things I wouldn’t have noticed. Looking closely paradoxically linked me to the wider world and current issues.” 
— Lizzie Baker
“Very enjoyable. Made me look at different aspects and surroundings before taking photos.” 
— Elaine Proverbs
“The mindfulness was very calming and really helped me to see things from a new perspective.”
— Jason Conway
“Great to take time and slow down. It stopped me getting click happy.” 
— Jenny Smith
“Fantastic. Different perspective. An opening of the eyes.” 
— Simon Hunter