Kirkbymoorside CC: Amy Bateman – My Life – Farming and Photography, Thursday 21st October 2021

Amy Bateman is a professional photographer living on her family’s farm just outside Kendal,  in Cumbria.  Here she loves to capture a farmer’s perspective on the changing seasons, and how they affect the landscapes, animals and people who live and work there.

Amy’s photographic journey skyrocketed after attending an adult education evening class at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal in 2016 – when she first turned off the ‘auto’ setting on her camera.  She thoroughly enjoys ‘capturing light, memories and making the important details stand out. Creating images that tell a story…’

Amy now works mainly on commercial photography, making compelling images of products, people and places.  She also runs Farm Photography Tours where people can capture a flavour of life on a Lakeland Farm.

Most recently she was the winner of the Rural Life Category in the British Life Photography awards 2019, being selected as the overall winner with the image ‘Intensive Care at Lambing Time’.  The prize was a Sony mirrorless camera, so she has now made a complete switch to Sony cameras and lenses.

Currently, Amy is working on a book ‘Forty Farms’ due to be published September 2022.

Join us via Zoom to hear Amy’s talk, and find her on-line at, on Facebook, on Twitter at @Croftfoot, and on Instagram at @amybatemanphoto.   Guests are welcome to join the session for a small fee – book your place now at: