Ullswater from Gowbarrow
Ullswater

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

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...

NGS 2016 Yellow Book front cover

Tuesday 5th April 2016 |

For the second time the National Gardens Scheme has chosen one of my photos as its front cover for the best-selling directory of Open Gardens.

Masterclasses

Cross Fell - Lucky Moments

December 2008 |

“You must be so patient!” I hear this a lot and little could be further from the truth. Those who know me well know that patience is just not part of my personality but sheer bloody-minded determination is. It would be a rare sight indeed to come across...