Florence & Cinque Terre

Just returned yesterday from my latest trip to Italy. We had great weather for the whole trip which meant stunning views of the 5 towns from the water and some great street shots in Florence. Check out the images below which are from my latest batch on Flickr.

We will be running our final trip next year to Florence on the 28th – 31st May 2023. https://www.fotocourses.co.uk/Florence/4_Day_Florence.html

California & Route 1

After a 2 year wait we finally got to do our trip taking in Las Vegas, Death Valley, Sequoia, Yosemite, San Francisco, Alcatraz, Route 1, Monterey, Santa Barbara and back to LA. We had great time and thanks to Louise, Tracey, Mick, Derek, Mike and Stuart for making this one special and a fabulous 11 days.

Here are a few pics from the trip. We are going again next year in May and September. If you would like to book a space on the September trip next year there are a couple of spaces left for 2023.


Northumberland 2022

Just finished my latest trip to Northumberland with Sue, Jane and Renate and absent friends Jan and Lorraine. A great trip with great weather. We are planning another trip in September so if you are interested check out our web link here: https://www.fotocourses.co.uk/Northumberland/northumberland.html


Had a few days away in Dublin at the end of January. An easy place to get too as its within the UK common travel area so no need for any tests as we are fully vaccinated. We just needed to complete a point of entry form and way we went. Flight from Heathrow takes around an hour flight time and there is a Dublin Express coach service which takes you right into the centre of Dublin. We stayed at the Zanzibar Locke hotel on the river which is highly recommended. Highlights of the trip included the Guinness Factory Tour, the Bank or Ireland bar, Dublin Castle and exploring the area around Temple Bar which was just across the river from the hotel. Here are a few shots from the trip.

London Course

Just finished my first 3 day London course. We had a great time and managed to dodge the bad weather to get some great pics. The Good Hotel lived up to expectations and a new date has been set for the next course in June next year – You can reserve your place now.

You can check out the web page here: https://www.fotocourses.co.uk/London/London.html

Here are some images from the course

Photoshop Deals

Just seen a deal for full Photoshop plus lightroom for 12months at £48. Usually £9.98 per month so a good deal.

Here’s the link : https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00LSU8PYO?smid=AR9ZQCUDB1BRG&tag=pepperugc03-21&ascsubtag=2270071411

Also Photoshop Elements 2022 for £38.

Here’s the link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B09FB1C7V8/ref=syn_sd_onsite_mobileweb_49?ie=UTF8&adId=20080814006703&qualifier=1638096338&id=6575475245271383&widget=sd_onsite_mobileweb&spPl=1&psc=1&pd_rd_w=ms3G7&pf_rd_p=fe301414-e18d-49ae-b63c-fe618d21d092&pf_rd_r=K31B9J63PYVAVMZ87BRG&pd_rd_r=e7e20070-b2e3-410b-8019-89c58b415fa6&pd_rd_wg=fOffP

Christmas Gifts

It’s that time of year again. Check out our web site https://www.fotocourses.co.uk to see some great options for Christmas Gifts. Courses start at £60 with one of our Fotowalks through to 1 day courses including our Motor Racing Days to 1-2-1 training. All these make great Christmas Gifts with open ended personalised certificates which can be used anytime over the next 18 months.


Just completed a thoroughly enjoyable trip too Northumberland with Di, Andrea, Liz and Derek. Great weather and fantastic company. Here are a few shots from the course. You can book a apace on next years trip by clicking on this link: https://www.fotocourses.co.uk/Northumberland/northumberland.html