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Welcome to Val Corbett Photography

I work as a freelance photographer, lucky enough to live on the eastern fringes of the Lake District. Over the past 30 years I have built up an extensive photographic library of images of the Lake District, the lesser-known beautiful outer fringes in Cumbria as well as seasonal details. I have also become recognised for my garden photography, which is frequently published in magazines such as Country Life. The book Gardens of the Lake District, written by Tim Longville and published by Frances Lincoln won the award ‘Lakeland Book of the Year’ in 2008. This success has been followed by a number of prize-winning books.

Latest News & Events

University of Cumbria

Thursday 20th July 2017 |

On Wednesday 19th July I was made an Honorary Fellow of the University of Cumbria in recognition of my career in photography. I look forward to spending time with photography...

Words by the Water

Monday 6th March 2017 |

I will be giving a talk at the annual literary festival in Keswick on Wednesday March 8th. I have been asked to tell the story of my life with books. ...

Ullswater Way

Tuesday 5th April 2016 |

I have been working over Easter on a commission to photograph the Ullswater Way, a newly-defined 20 mile path that circumnavigates the lake. The launch is due towards the end of...

Masterclasses

Kirkandrews on Esk

January 2010 |

There are certain places in Cumbria which possess a tingle factor. I’m not just talking about breathtakingly beautiful Lake District places such as Derwentwater and Wastwater, but also the smaller and obscure spots. One that excites me is the Church and Tower at Kirkandrews on Esk, near enough...