More new course photos posted!

More new photos have just gone up onto the website; shots of the latest two photography courses. These were Camera handling and composition held in Brixham on 17th June, and Garden photography held at Bickham House in Kenn, near Exeter, on 24th June. Both courses went really very well, with clear blue skies and warm sunshine on the 17th and rather grey skies, but dry weather, on the 24th.
Brixham, Torbay, Devon, Great Britain.
A couple of photos from both events are shown here, but you can see more by clicking on the link here:
Naturally, I hope you like the photos!
The garden at Bickham House, Kenn, near Exeter, Devon, Great Britain.

Next photography courses

My next courses are in the autumn, on the Jurassic Coast, Exmoor and Dartmoor. You can find out more about these by clicking below:
I’ll look forward to seeing you in the autumn!

A bird photography contest!

I’ve been asked to put out to all you lovely people the news that an organisation called Devon Birds is running a photography contest for amateur photographers. Needless to say, the subject matter is birds, so if you’re into photographing birds, particularly in Devon, then this might be right up your street. There are several categories to enter, and you can find out more details and submit your entry by clicking on the link below:
Entries close on 31st August. Happy shooting!

Garden photography course: 24th June!

We have a garden photography course coming up on Saturday 24th June, to be held at the lovely Bickham House, just south of Exeter, in Devon. This will be every photographer’s chance to learn how to photograph both garden landscapes and close-ups/details of many of a typical garden’s loveliest flowers.

The garden at Bickham House, near Exeter, Devon

Bickham is an ideal place to learn this kind of photography as it provides a remarkably diverse set of photo locations and compositions in a surprisingly small environment, meaning that students will never have to walk far to find some great subjects. And of course that also means that I’ll always be close at hand to give instruction and tips!

To find out more about this course and to sign up click on the link below:

Find out about the garden photography course

We’ll look forward to hearing from you and to seeing you on 24th June!



Recent course photos posted to website

My two May photography courses both went off well, Exmoor in Spring and Dartmoor in Spring, as the names suggest concentrating on the landscapes of southwest England’s two national parks.

The River Dart downstream of Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, Great Britain.

Both courses were fully booked, so I was kept busy throughout giving instruction, help and tips to everyone as they worked at shooting the views that we visited. The weather, it has to be said, was not always completely cooperative. Exmoor in Spring was treated to hazy grey skies, which were not really conducive to the ‘open-sky’ views, but was just perfect for the period we spent shooting inside the woodlands at Watersmeet.

For Dartmoor in Spring, we started the day with a few heavy showers, which caused us to start with an indoor theory session at a nearby café, before we were able to venture out into the landscape. Even then we still got wet with a few showers, but not enough to dampen anyone’s spirits. For the final session, out on the open moors around Bench Tor we did get treated to some bursts of evening sunlight, which were a good finale to the day.

Porlock Weir, near Porlock, Somerset, Great Britain.

A couple of my photos are shown here, but you can see more on the website by clicking below.

Click here to see images from this spring’s photography courses

I have a couple more photography courses coming up in June, on the 17th and 24th. Click on the link below to find out more about them and to sign up.

Click here to find out more about June’s photography courses

I’ll hope to hear from you soon!