I’m Stuart McGlennon, a Professional Landscape Photographer living in the Lake District, UK.
I currently run my gallery Lens District based in Keswick, which stocks my work and also that of selected other artists.
Additionally I write and provide imagery for a variety of media, as well as commissioned work. Currently I’m a Professional Partner with Kase Filters UK.
I recently won the Sunday Times Magazine Award in this years UK Landscape Photographer Of The Year alongside 3 other Commended images, and have also achieved commendations in Outdoor Photographer Of The Year in 2016 and 2017.
I really enjoy sharing my passion and knowledge, for those who want to improve their Landscape Photography skills or if you’re just starting out I regularly run both 1-to-1 and residential workshops.
If you’d like to get in touch with me over anything photographically you can contact me here
For more images of the Lake District and further afield, please visit the prints for sale page for a wide selection of both standard and panoramic format prints,
WINTER IN THE LAKES - 2020 RESIDENTIAL WORKSHOP
Join myself and multi-award winner Dave Fieldhouse to explore the Lake District on what will be a superb 5 day Residential Workshop staying in luxury accomodation in the heart of the Lake District.
Our base will be at the wonderful Wallthwaite Farmhouse which sits close to the magnificent Blencathra and just a 10 minute drive from Keswick.
Limited to 7 spaces (3 remaining)
1-to-1 and Couples Workshops
If you're looking to improve your Landscape Photography and want to see some of the Lake District at its finest, get in touch today and I can arrange a bespoke Tuition Day catered to your individual needs.
Whatever your skill level, my workshops are aimed at helping you get the best out of your Landscape Photography. Each day in the Lake District landscape is very different, so we will not be constrained by set locations, we'll start with a general base to work from and I'll make sure you're in the best place to take advantage of the weather and conditions on the day. All travel to each location is included from an agreed pick up point.
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All prints are produced using Fotospeed Fine Art Photographic papers, matching the appropriate paper type to the colours and tones of the image.
If you see an image in the Portfolio section which isn’t listed to buy (i’m populating the shop section all the time) don’t worry they’re all available, just use the contact section stating the image and your requirements.
All prints will be rolled and delivered in a sturdy tube. Framed prints will be boxed securely and delivered via overnight courier.
For framed prints please state your framing finish preference in the box provided at checkout. If you require a different colour/finish from the examples below just let me know and I can source a different frame for you.
PRICES INCLUDE DELIVERY, please allow 14 days for items to be shipped.
Please ensure that the size you order is correct, as refunds will not be given due to ordering the wrong size as print orders are produced on request.
To view the images available for print, please click here:
Lens District Gallery
Lens District - well a bit about the name first...... I can't claim credit for it, it was actually my fiance who came up with the name when I first started in Photography. Initially I was a bit skeptical when I started using that name on social media and even thought about dropping it, although when the opportunity to take on the gallery in Keswick came up the name seemed such a natural fit. Pretty much anything name-wise in photography had been done before so it was nice to come up with something approaching original!
On to the gallery itself - the shop is located on the corner of Derwent Street and Borrowdale Road, next to George Fisher's and is somewhat diminutive in appearance, although after an extensive re-fit we've managed to squeeze every last bit of space out of it that we can! A huge thank you must go to my best friend and fellow business owner John Graham, whose vision for revamping the shop and far-greater-than-mine DIY skills wouldn't have made it a reality. John runs two successful coffee shops in Keswick and Cockermouth called Merienda which serve fabulous food as well as great coffee, so if you're ever in either town give them a try I promise you won't be disappointed.
Locals and visitors to the area will know the shop in it's previous form as Brave the Skies, which stocked among others the work of local photographer Mike Pearson (who also ran the shop some years ago as 'Mikes Eye'. For followers of Mike's work he will continue to be a contributor in the shop as a big part of my aim for the Gallery is to retain the roots of what has made it a popular place to visit in Keswick. The shop carries largely my own personal work, with some contributors added to the mix who I feel really add value and share my passion for Landscape Photography. The shop's focus will be on delivering high-quality imagery of the Lake District whilst keeping it's focus on the Keswick area. If you happen to visit the shop and don't see something on the wall that you're after, just ask - I have an extensive portfolio of the Lake District in the collections area of this website where I'd be only happy to show you in-store what can be offered. All images you see on the website are available as prints even if you don't see them in the online store. Just use the contact form and let me know what you're after.
Re-fitting of the shop
We started work revamping the shop officially on 30th April 2018, with an ambitious target of 5 days to strip the place, add new display shelving, build a bespoke desk on site (not in the original plans!), fit new signage and last but not least the job everyone loathes - PAINTING! The initial pulling down of racking and display paneling proved much quicker than we anticipated, and progress initially was quick. Painting however is never a quick process if you want it done right, and with a couple of setbacks later in the week where we had to pull back from the job, it became clear we weren't going to open on the Saturday that we'd hoped. This was not the end of the world though, and I'd far rather the job was done right and a bit late than rushed and looking sloppy. What we hadn't anticipated at the end of the job was just how long the display element of it would take - the absolute mountain of stock that needed un-boxing, cleaning, then obviously mounting on the walls. This part took much longer than I'd given it credit, and i've still not got all the images level.
I've still got a few odds and ends to sort, mainly just cosmetic bits that I know will annoy me if I leave them, but for now the Gallery is 99% complete. Below is a wee slideshow of the timeline spent preparing the shop for opening: