Lake District Landscape Photographer

Chris Sale is a professional landscape photographer based in Cumbria in the North West of England. Living on the edge of the Lake District National Park, he devotes his time to helping others develop the skills needed to photograph the landscape with confidence. He lives in Shap with his wife and their 2 cats, Teddy and Buttons. Buttons is secretly plotting his demise.

My Story

I was born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire and grew up in a small village on the border with Hertfordshire. After sitting my A'levels at Tring School, I went on to study for a bachelor of science in Applied Biology at Kingston University.

Before graduating I had come to realise that science was not for me. And so I embarked on a career in information technology, starting as a programmer before moving into performance engineering.

In 2010 my wife and I relocated to Scotland and I joined Sky TV as a senior engineer. I was lucky enough to been given a great deal of opportunity and support, eventually rising to the level of principal engineer.

The Lake District

Helen and I first visited the Lake District together in 2004. We would try to make the journey north as often as we could, finding it harder and harder to return home each time.

In 2007, shortly after we were married, we decided that our ultimate goal was to live and work in the Lake District. In 2012 we purchased our house in Shap on the eastern boundary of the National Park and I began to split my time between Cumbria and Scotland.

Living the Dream

In 2019, after 20 years of working in IT, I decided it was time for a new challenge. I left the security of my job at Sky to pursue my dream of becoming a professional landscape photographer.

I now specialise in helping novice photographers to develop their skills and grow their confindence.

I have also been able to devote more time to my photography and capturing the beauty of this unique landscape.

Contact Me

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