Cumbria commercial photography studio

great photography for local businesses

Welcome to Photography by Ward

We are a specialised commercial photography business, based in the Central Lakes and provide a range of commercial photography to businesses thoughout the Lake District and Cumbria.

If you need any type of photographs for your service or product-based business: for the web, for advertising banners or PR or for printed material we can deliver quality results. Check out our portfolio for examples of our commercial photography, including product, service and property images.
Since 2003 Photography by Ward has delivered great commercial photography combining technical expertise with strong creative flair. We're specialists, we only do commercial & advertising photography - so you benefit from all that experience gained across a broad range of businesses.

If you're not local to us we have tried and tested ways (using technology to communicate) to deliver our high quality photographic service to you wherever you are located; or we can travel to you if that makes more sense.

Our photography services

Three things to know about our commercial photography.


An established track record, means peace of mind when you commission a commercial photography assignment.
Highly experienced professional photographer Dayve Ward has been providing services to commercial clients in Cumbria (and further afield) from his studio in Cumbria since 2003.  He has great technical knowledge of photography alongside creative flair and will always strive to produce those high quality result clients demand.
Find out more about Dayve on our About page.


Experience in commercial & advertising photography for a wide range of clients  and businesses over many years brings a lot of skills you can benefit from. Already knowing how photographically to handle many different situations means great results with an efficiency of effort.
From excellent exterior or interior property shots to white background cut-outs and beautifully styled advertising images, we understand your commercial photography needs.
See a range of our work on our Portfolio page.


Cumbria is our commercial photography base with a dedicated studio for small product photography and copy work in Ambleside, in the heart of the Lake District. However, we can also set up a mobile studio elsewhere for bigger items or to complement location shots. in addition we have worked for clients from around the UK who come to us for our quality of photography with tried and tested ways to deliver our high quality photographic service to you wherever you are located.
Call us for more information 015394 33361.

Photographic Services
We can deliver a range of commercial photography T: 01539 433361

online photos

Hero shots, banner or slider images; flat lay and high quality white-background product shots. Also property images for house selling or letting.

Creative Advertising

Eye-catching creative advertising photography to complement your brand; quality lifestyle and product images.

Photos For print

High quality and high resolution images for brochures and banners for print marketing;  also  copy work for artists.

Artist Copy Work

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Technical scalesWe use White Balance Cards and Scales

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Expert set-upOur studio set-up is tried and tested for good results.

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Quality resultsHere is an example from a client's work.
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Why and How?

One of the main reasons for the investment in good quality photography is the sale of fine reproductions of your original art.
Whilst original work is sought-after and commands a higher price there is the possibility to maximise the many hours spent on creating by producing and selling fine reproductions.

Producing a reproduction requires care and attention. It is a technical skill to reproduce the detail and colour in an original without introducing distortion, uneven lighting or distracting reflections (especially in oils and acrylics). Often, reproductions are printed a similar size to the original which requires a very high definition camera and lenses. A grey balance card included in the image also ensures the colours can be faithfully reproduced.
Learn more in my "Having Your Work Copied" information sheet [pdf].

I take great care of your work whilst it is with me. Being used to handling rare artwork from museums and charities like the National Trust, it is second nature to me and I apply the same level of attention to all artwork entrusted with me.


I aim to price my copywork fairly and affordably, taking into account the set-up time, photography and digitally processing the images ready to send to you. The first piece to copy has an element of my set-up time included and is higher than the following pieces. Please contact me to discuss prices.

Artist Feedback

"I do place great importance on having my works photographed well, really well; thankfully I have a fantastic photographer, Dayve Ward, who shoots my work with great care. His photographs are the final stage of the process before print. As long as his photographs capture the true tactile depth and intense colour saturation of the originals, I can pretty much guarantee that the print process will be a success." Russell Mill (artist)

What do clients say?
Here's some of their feedback

Dayve Ward provides an excellent professional service...takes great care to get to know his client and their requirements, whilst consistently bringing fresh ideas and options with a great attention to detail.

Retail Manager at National Trust

Photography by Ward was a great partner, turning ideas into brilliant pictures...His images for glassmakers (a big technical challenge) are stunning, his jewellery photography is beautiful and, all in all, he's an excellent choice for product images with impact.

Independent Marketing Consultant,Cumbria

Dayve’s understanding of both the technical and creative aspects of photography coupled with his ability to listen and realise the clients needs make him a true professional and we would unreservedly recommend him to any prospective clients looking for a thoroughly accomplished and creative professional photographer.

Gift retailer, Somerset

We are extremely pleased with the results achieved from working with Photography by Ward....we were looking to take our imagery to the next level. By working with Photography by Ward ....we achieved images that were exactly what we were looking for and even beyond our expectations.

Men's accessories retailer, Sussex

Dayve invested time in planning the shoot so that we could be as efficient as possible and the resulting shots were ideal for our brochure and branding.

Centre manager, Food Technology Centre, Cumbria

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Tel: 01539 433361 / 07799 256301