Festival of Speed 2022

Another great year at the Festival of Speed at Goodwood. The weather gods were kind again this year and the event was well organised as usual. Below are a selection of a few pics taken at the event. More can be seen on or Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/fotocourses/52172688338/in/album-72177720300084607/

We have a couple of spaces left for the Goodwood Revival course in September which includes entry ticket. If you would like to find out more click on this link: https://www.fotocourses.co.uk/Festival_of_Speed/Revival.html

Virgin Cruise

What a trip, A 7 day cruise around the Med visiting Barcelona, Toulon, Portofino, Sardina and Ibiza for free using up my Virgin Airmiles. The Valiant Lady was a fantastic ship and Virgin have a very different way of cruising. 20 fantastic eateries onboard with a large selection of 1st class restaurants. Plus our ship was nowhere near full thanks to Covid putting off passengers.

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