First Residential Course since Lockdown

Just completed my first residential course in the New Forest. Stayed at Chilworth Manor and great locations in and around the New Forest including Salisbury. Here are a few of my pics taken on the new Fuji X-T100.

Want to book the last couple of places on our New Forest Course in the Autumn:

We’re open again

After a 3 month lay off we are now pleased to be back working and offering courses again. You can book a 1-2-1, 1 day or Fotowalk on varoius weekend dates through summer and autumn and join us on one of our UK Residential courses in Dorset, New Forest, Lake District or Northumberland.

Check out our web site

June Competition

Here are some images taken on my holidays over the past 10 years. Most are easy some, I think are difficult. First person to correctly guess all the locations gets a £25 Voucher to use against one of our courses. If nobody gets all the answers the highest number of correct entries wins. To see the full images click on the thumbnails below. Email your answers to

Heres what you need to identify for each image:

  1. City
  2. Country
  3. City
  4. City
  5. Island
  6. City
  7. Place
  8. Name of town
  9. Place
  10. Place
  11. City
  12. City
  13. City
  14. City

Return of Fotocourses

With the relaxing of restrictions around Covid19 we are hoping to be able to offer courses again soon. This of course depends on government advice.

From the 4th July we should be able to offer our 1-2-1 courses, 1 day courses and Fotowalks. Once the guidance is issued from the government and we have a clearer picture with regard to the position for hotel bookings we may be able to offer some UK based residential courses later in the Summer / Autumn. At the moment overseas courses for 2020 seem unlikely due to travel restrictions but we are hoping to offer new dates for 2021.

Check out our website for the latest information and new dates. Website update due end of June.

My Selection from the Competition Entries for ‘Best of British’

It was good to see such a selection of varies entries for the competition. I selected my choice with great difficulty this time.

Here are my entries in the highly commended section.

Now for my Favourite Images. In third place Damian Garcia with his entry of the Red Arrows.

In second Place Nicky Geldart with her Red Squirrel

And in first place with a great shot of a Morris Dancer Elaine Henshaw. Well done Elaine.

Thanks to everyone who entered and voted.

May Competition Results – Peoples Vote

We have had all the votes in for your favourite images. The results were spread across a large number of the entries but there were 4 entries that received the most votes by a long way. Here are the results for the peoples vote.

In 4th Place – Brian Allen

in 3rd Place – Amanda Booth

In second Place – Liz Reading

And in 1st place Liz Reading Again – Well done Liz.

Tomorrow I will be announcing my favourites so check back.

Photomatix Software free

I came across this today – HDRsoft are temporarily giving away lifetime licences of Photomatix Essentials. Heres what they say on their website:

“We would like to play our small part in supporting the photography community in these challenging times.

We’ve gathered here a few resources to learn about HDR photography, and get you started with taking HDR photos.

We are also temporarily giving away lifetime licenses of our Photomatix Essentials software so that you can start creating your own HDR images.

HDR photography opens up a whole new world of photography possibilities, whether you’re an amateur, enthusiast or professional.”

Check out this link: for your free download.