Photography Workshops | Introduction ツ

Groups | Private Groups | One~to~One | Weekend Packages

Great Gable | The Lake District
Great Gable | The Lake District
Treyarnon Bay | Cornwall
Treyarnon Bay | Cornwall

Join me over this coming spring, summer and autumn for one (or more!) of my friendly, informal + informative photography workshops that I will be holding in a variety of beautiful locations throughout the UK.

I studied on the Editorial Photography Degree at Brighton University, graduating in 1998 and have since worked as a documentary landscape, music and events photographer.

I believe that every photograph’s journey begins with the way in which the person behind the camera is perceiving the world around them, within the moments that occur before the shutter/button is pressed.

I also believe, that with a little guidance you can learn to see the world around you in a whole new way + develop the skills needed to take striking photographs that reflect your own personal vision and that tell the stories that you want to tell (even if you don’t yet know what those stories are!).

I love nothing more than to help people discover their own photographic ‘eye’ and to explore their creative side with a camera.

The West Pier | Brighton and Hove
The West Pier | Brighton and Hove
Adelaide Crescent | Brighton and Hove
Adelaide Crescent | Brighton and Hove

I am a qualified First Aider and have my own Public Liability insurance.
I also hold a current DBS basic check.

Please feel free to have a roam around my website via the main menu to get a sense of my own photographic style.
You can also read more about me here
+ here’s a shortcut to view my landscape work

Aberglaslyn Pass | Snowdonia National Park
Aberglaslyn Pass | Snowdonia National Park

Please also feel free to share this page with your friends and family so that they too, can come along and UP their photography game! 

Llyn Mymbyr | Snowdonia National Park
Llyn Mymbyr | Snowdonia National Park
Wastwater | The Lake District
Wastwater | The Lake District
The Wheel | CODE: #WHEEL2
The Wheel | CODE: #WHEEL2


✶ Achieve the best results from your digital camera or smartphone

✶ Compose your images and discover your photographic ‘eye’

✶ Work with themes such as landscape, people, architecture, colours/shapes and macro

✶ Share your images on social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

✶ There will also be the opportunity to discuss editing and archiving techniques as this is an important part of the photographers creative journey.


Please note: While we will be working with the technical components of our cameras, please be aware that my workshops focus primarily on the creative and compositional side of photography. 


After you have made your booking with me you will receive a *welcome* e-mail that will give you all the information you’ll need before arriving, but here’s the basics to give you an idea of how I run my workshops in the meantime.  

✫ Each workshop will begin at the designated YHA reception (location depending) and ideally, you will arrive approx. 10 minutes prior to the start time to ensure that you are there and ready to leave for the shoot location on time.
✫ There will then be a ten minute introduction time so that we can all get to know each other before we head out on our shoot. 
✫ We will then make our way to the designated location where you will spend the rest of the session time learning to UP your photographic game!
✫ At the end of the session, we will head back to the YHA for a cup of tea and a biscuit (or three!) and there will be further opportunity to discuss all that we have covered in our time together and to generally carry on our photographic chatter ツ
The Royal Pavilion | CODE: #PAV1
The Royal Pavilion | CODE: #PAV1
Lake Windermere | The Lake District
Lake Windermere | The Lake District



Dates are currently available for:
✶ Borrowdale ~ The Lake District
✶ Ambleside ~ The Lake District
✶ The New Forest ~ Hampshire


Locations/dates to be confirmed:
✶ Cornwall
✶ Dorset

☛ You can view my current schedule for 2017 dates + book >> HERE

Please make sure to read the rest of this page though before heading over to book ツ


✶ Group
✶ Private Groups
✶ One-to-One
✶ Weekend Packages



❥ I donate 10% from each booking to YHA’s Breaks for Kids charity ღ (more info)

You will find the dates and locations + the option to book for all of these sessions in my schedule via the ‘booking’ button below.


PRICES: 16+ years

✶ 2 hour group workshops: £25 per person
These sessions run with a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 6.

✶ 3 hour group workshops: £35 per person
These sessions run with a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 6.


PRICES: 16- years

✶ 2 hour group workshops: £15 per person

✶ 3 hour group workshops: £25 per person

I am currently unable to allow bookings on the systems for two different prices so if you are booking for an under 16, please book a normal place and I will refund you the difference (within one week of your booking).

Please note: Bookings for under 16’s can only be made if accompanied on the same workshop by an adult of 18+ years.

There are two daily workshop times available on each allotted day for all locations.
You can sign up for one or for multiple workshops when booking.

10am – 12pm
3pm – 5pm

There will also be the option added at the time for an evening session should the sunset be promising on the day.

There will also be the opportunity for other workshop times if the above times don’t fit in with your holiday plans and also, for both one-to-one and private group workshops.

Please drop me a message with a day and a time that would work best for you and I’ll do my very best to make a session happen for you 


The following are all available upon special request.
Please contact me with your requirements and I will do my very best to arrange something to suit 

✶ Private group workshops
These are bespoke sessions that are available for minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 6.
Please enquire for price.

✶ One-to-one workshops:
2 hours ~ £75
3 hours ~ £95

✶ Weekend Packages
I am currently putting together weekend packages for this coming autumn.
Please contact me if you would like more information and to be kept in touch with when the dates and locations are official.


PLEASE NOTE: Accommodation is not included in the workshop price. Please contact the Youth Hostel directly to book a bed or feel free to join us even if you’re staying elsewhere ツ


My workshops are primarily aimed at those who have a love of photography and who would like to learn beyond simply pointing and shooting.


All types of cameras are welcome ~ from smartphones to film to digital.
You are also welcome to bring a tripod although this is not a requirement of the classes.

I would advise bringing along a spare memory card so that you can feel free to experiment and take as many photographs as your heart and eyes desire!


To read my photography workshops Terms and Conditions please >click here<

When you make a booking on one of my workshops you are agreeing to my Terms and Conditions.
Please make sure that you read and concur with the agreement before booking.


Please feel free to contact me with any questions or requirements… or just say “hello!”

✶ Drop me a message
✶ Or call me on #07812 074375

If you don’t get a response when calling, please send me a message via the link above or ring/message me through WhatsApp as I’m more likely to have WiFi than a phone signal whilst I’m staying in remote areas.


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PLEASE NOTE: When booking with Alison Petty Photography Workshops, you are agreeing to my > Terms + Conditions

Bude | Cornwall
The Wheel | Brighton and Hove
Wastwater | The Lake District
The Bandstand | Brighton and Hove