As a Cumbrian born and bred, I really enjoy combining my appreciation of the northern countryside with a lifelong passion for photography. I love the thrill of seeing spectacular landscapes and discovering new places. I enjoy fascinating histories, finding hidden treasures, seeing all things quirky, and sitting for hours watching wildlife. Hopefully through this site I will be able to share these experiences with you and give you lots of ideas for great places to visit and explore.  Joan 

MARTIN PHOTOGRAPHY:  Joan Martin with contributions from grandsons, Jackson and Billy. 

Photo North is an exclusive image library containing over 6,500 licensable royalty free stock photos for either personal or business use. Images may be purchased as prints, greetings cards or downloads which can be converted into a wide range of products from online and high street photo processing companies.

BLACK AND WHITE: Please contact Joan to view any image in black and white.

MY SELECTION: Click the 'Add to Selection' Button to add your favourite images to your own special page to share with friends or colleagues).

WALKS: Photo North Discovery Walks are available to download for both personal and business use.

EQUIPMENT:  My first dslr was a Nikon D70, so you may find that some images on the site are very much smaller than the newer additions. I then worked my way up through the Nikon D range before converting to the Sony A range of mirrorless cameras. I now shoot with the  Sony A7R4 which I love.

PRESS FEATURES AND CLIENTS: (From Photo North and my previous website, Wild Card Walks) 

  • MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS: BBC Countryfile - Coast - Cumbria - The Dalesman - Digital Photographer - FT Weekend - Lake District Life - Lakeland Walker - Lancashire Life - Lancaster District - Limited Edition - Sunday Times - Westmorland Gazette
  • CLIENTS INCLUDE: Archant Life - BBC Television - Cardtoons Publications - Carter Jonas - Cm Porter Novelli - Country Publications Ltd - English Heritage - Flying Colours Brochures - Haymarket Media Group Limited - Hearst Magazines - Imagine Publishing - Immediate Media Co Ltd - Lake District National Park - National Trust - Newsquest (North West) Ltd - Nick Baker - Pearson Education Ltd - RDF Television - RSPB - Times International - US National Parks Service - Voodoo Agency - Yorkshire Dales National Park.

YOUR PROPERTY: Unless otherwise stated, all buildings, historical structures and works of art have been photographed from public roads, public footpaths, places that offer free public access or from a hot-air balloon. Please contact me if you do spot an image of yourself or your property on this site and are not happy with its inclusion.

MY PROPERTY: The photographs and walks on this site are my original work. The collection of walks and images represent years of dedication and I am therefore very protective of my work. Any unauthorised use or copying is strictly prohibited and protected by copyright law.

Joan Martin (née  Joan Bryden)

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        Joan Martin and Maggie Sharp
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