Photography Workshops and Mentoring With Prof. Paul Hill MBE & Maria Falconer FRPS

Paul is one of the UK's most influential photographers and workshop leaders, who has published several books and exhibited all over the world. A photo-journalist before concentrating on his own personal projects, he was awarded an MBE for services to photography and a Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society.

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A university lecturer and Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, Maria is also an experienced workshop teacher and professional photographer, whose work has been exhibited in the UK., Ireland, France, the US and East Asia. Her commercial photography has been widely published including The Guardian, The Times and The Scotsman.

Workshop Programme


We are delighted to announce a new workshop taking place this summer called TIMEFRAME. It's a hybrid workshop, part live, part online and is open for booking. Our workshops are now hosted at Maria's new site PhotoDrama, please click HERE for details

Bespoke workshops are still available for organised groups, please do get in touch for details if you are interested in this approach.

1-2-1 Mentoring

1-2-1 sessions and an extensive mentoring programme are available throughout the year- full details and booking here

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The Photographers Place 1976 to 1996

The fabled Photographers Place was the first residential photography workshop in Britain and ran in the the Peak District of Derbyshire for 20 years.

The most renowned photographers of that era gave master classes there and many of today‘s contemporary photographers have been influenced by attending those workshops.


One-to-One Tuition & Mentoring Programme with Paul Hill.

Paul has been teaching photography for many decades in higher education and was the first professor of photographic practice in a British university. He created the famous Photographers‘ Place group workshops in Derbyshire and has specialised in one-to-one mentoring...


"First Class course! Excellent tuition, friendly tutors and great group!"
Graham Bridgeman-Clarke

"I would highly recommend the workshop and both Paul and Maria who are a fantastic team. An amazing experience and group of people to laugh, have fun with and learn from."
Gerry Atkinson

"Just wonderful. Such a pleasant experience in a truly magical environment. Everyone walks away rejuvenated and a with a new outlook on photography."
Beverly Orr

"Paul and Maria make a really great team!"
Dilys Evans

"Great photography, great teaching and a bunch of very nice people. Paul and Maria really know how to impart information in a sympathetic and memorable way."
Ian Jeffries

"Excellent workshop, great location. Well organized and friendly."
Julie Parker

"Absolutely Brilliant - Learned more in a week than a whole year on my university course!"
Jane Applemore

"Really good fun and friendly, Paul and Maria made learning so much fun, and the rest of the group were very keen to share their knowledge and experience too!"
Simon Priestly

"Loved the workshop - very inspirational, can't wait to come back for another one!"
Kat Morgan

"Photography with a difference - A real learning experience!"
Richard Penn

"Great two days, learned so much! Both Paul and Maria are inspiring teachers."
Sue Willoughby

"A dream team: Paul and Maria are perfectly complimentary and allow their very different work to inspire rather than impress, although of course it does that too. Their sympathetic but incisive critiques are especially helpful and transformative. What a fabulous experience."
Jennifer Simmonds

"This is my fourth workshop with Paul and Maria which speaks for itself. I have always come away inspired to do things better and to do things differently!"
Joyce Featherstone

"Everything about the workshop I found to be an entirely positive experience."
Peter Evans

"The balance of listening, learning and doing is just right and adapted to the skills of the participants."
Mark Wheeler

"Eye opening and thought provoking, a throughly enjoyable experience, thank you."
Carol Cook

"Really made me think about what I was photographing. An excellent forum in which to experiment and play with image making."
Michael Whitehouse

"Totally absorbing, excellent learning experience, superbly orchestrated and delivered."
Sarah Cummins

"Great to spend the weekend with like minded people, led by the inspirational Paul and Maria, Thanks."
Heather Nelson

"Excellent facilities and venue. Well structured and challenging."
Annabel Scrimgour

"I knew that I would be inspired to look at things differently, and this turned out to be true and positive. Thank you both."
Paul Child

"Supportive advice in a friendly atmosphere."
Paul Hollin

"Relaxed, friendly group. Relaxed, friendly and inspiring teachers. Comfortable accommodation and superb food. Learned a lot and would not hesitate to recommend to photographers at all levels."
Jennifer Roberts

"Learning how to create a story with photographs has transformed my seeing eye."
Jeanette Thompson

"A wonderful experience."
Kathie Scarrah

"Simply Superb!"
Roger Lee

"Really good fun and friendly, Paul and Maria made learning so much fun, and the rest of the group were very keen to share their knowledge and experience too."
Simon Priestly

"Loved the workshop - very inspirational, can't wait to come back for another one!"
Kat Morgan

"I really enjoyed last weekend's workshop. I have never done anything like that before and I was a little apprehensive, but yourself and Paul together with the other participants made for a relaxing atmosphere, even if you did test the grey matter!"
Brian Richards