About Us

Hi there, I’m Ellen Bowness and I’m the founder of Long Valley Books. I have a love for beautiful landscapes in the UK (being a Lake District native it’s hard not to), but also a mild addiction to travel photography. After visiting some of the most photogenic areas in the world I really wished I’d had a guide book with all the information I needed to get the most out of the area! And so the idea for “The Photographer’s Guides” series was born – time is precious, and knowing where and when to go means you can pack more into your photographic trips and discover some hidden gems.

I’m a passionate photographer (despite not being particularly fond of getting up for sunrise) and professional editor, and all the titles are extensively researched and entirely written by myself. Each guide covers the finest photography locations in the area along with all the practicalities for getting to them. All the books are printed in the UK on FSC-certified sustainably sourced paper.

I hope you enjoy using the guide books to explore these beautiful areas. In the meanwhile, I’ll leave you with a few of my favourite photos from around the world…

Ellen Bowness - Long Valley Books