Welcome to the photography of Simon Kitchin, A North Wales photographer and the author of the photo location guidebook Photographing North Wales. On my website you can browse photos of North Wales and the UK, buy high quality prints, framed prints and canvases, book a landscape photography workshop in Snowdonia National Park or buy a copy of my latest North Wales calendar.

North Wales Slate Quarries listed as Unesco World Heritage Site

July 28, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Great to see North Wales's Slate Quarries being recognised by Unesco as a World Heritage Site today, for me they're a massive part of the character of the area, not maybe the "Chocolate box" landscapes of other parts of the UK but all the better for it.... here's a glimpse of some of the amazing views and industrial heritage to be discovered.
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Stunning Snowdon sunrise from Llynnau Mymbyr

July 25, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Running a sunrise 121 workshop this morning so 3.30am alarm again.... one lucky customer today though, you don't see Snowdon quite like this all that often... lovely misty sunrise at Llynnau Mymbyr. Just a quick handheld shot in between talking about histograms & exposure bracketing.
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Working on the LIfeDeeRiver project at the Horseshoe Falls near Llangollen

July 17, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
I've had a couple of trips out to the Horseshoe Falls near Llangollen recently taking photos for the LifeDeeRiver project I'm working on with Natural Resources Wales. Here's a selection of the photos so far, I managed to time it for some lovely morning mist floating along the River Dee.
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Early 2022 Snowdonia photography workshops now available

July 10, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Early 2022 Snowdonia workshop dates are now available for booking on my website, still some availability for September & October 2021 https://www.landscapephotographyuk.com/snowdonia-photography-workshops-north-wales
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Another Snowdonia Photography Workshop group capturing the stunning views in Cwm Idwal

June 12, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Just back from another enjoyable day guiding a group around Cwm Idwal on my Snowdonia photography workshop... I think everyone thought it was worth the short climb to the stunning viewpoint of Pen Yr Ole Wen http://www.landscapephotographyuk.com/snowdonia-photography-workshops-north-wales
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Cornwall and views from the South West Coastal Path

June 04, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
A few photos from our week walking along the South West Coastal Path on the Lizard in Cornwall. The walking was just fantastic and the views and industrial heritage along the way just amazing. If you've walked along the Cornwall coastline you're definitely missing out, it's just wonderful.
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A Chester sunrise wander

May 29, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
A few Chester photos from my sunrise wander working on the LIFE Dee River restoration project. The colours were almost autumnal in the warm, mist-filtered sunlight, I just love being out first thing in the morning (5.00am), even in a busy place like Chester you have the place pretty much to yourself which makes the time even more special. If you'd...
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North Wales sunrise photography on the River Dee near Bala

May 08, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
A 4am start yesterday to catch sunrise in North Wales on the River Dee at Llandderfel near Bala, working on the fantastic restoration project LifeDeeRiver being managed by Natural Resources Wales. Rather than feeling like a spring morning though it had a definite sense of autumn... -2 degrees and mist swirling above the River Dee as the sun started...
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Sunset at The Valley of Rocks on the North Devon coastline

May 02, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Just back from a fantastic week walking the North Devon coastline and whilst the 55 miles & 12500ft of climbing mean't I didn't have lots of spare energy for photography trips out too, fortunately the amazing rock formations of The Valley of Rocks on the edge of Exmoor were just a short walk away from our base in Lynton so I couldn't miss the chanc...
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Gorgeous sunrise at Penmon Lighthouse on the Isle of Anglesey

April 16, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
A gorgeous sunrise at Penmon lighthouse (Trwyn Du) on the Isle of Anglesey for my first 121 photography workshop of 2021 today.
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Llangollen - lovely morning light on the River Dee

April 10, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Early start in Llangollen today for a hike around the area and treated to some lovely morning light looking up the River Dee from the main bridge.
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Daffodils on the River Dee in Chester

April 03, 2021
The daffodils were still in full bloom earlier this week alongside the River Dee in Chester whilst I was working on the LifeDeeRiver restoration project with Natural Resources Wales
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North Wales Calendar 2022 - now available to buy

March 09, 2021
I'm delighted to say that printed copies of my new 2022 North Wales Calendar have now arrived and are available to buy. It's the best one so far, bi-lingual English/Welsh and a great quality A4 double wall calendar. The print run is just 150 copies.
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Day 2 of the LifeDeeRiver project - Erbistock to Chester location scouting

March 05, 2021
Today was my 2nd day working on the LifeDeeRiver project with Natural Resources Wales and today’s plans was to scout possible photo locations between Erbistock and Chester. As before lots of mileage to cover today so the alarm went off early again and I’d decided to catch the sunrise at Bangor on Dee. On the way the cloud cover looked a little h...
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A day exploring the River Dee on the LifeDeeRiver project

February 27, 2021
Yesterday was my first day working on the LifeDeeRiver project with Natural Resources Wales, with the main plan being to find the most photogenic stretches of the Dee between Carrog and Bala. With lots of ground to cover I decided an early start was definitely a good idea so the alarm was set and sunrise at Carrog decided upon. Driving through the...
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