New Forest

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Stunning shots in the New Forest over the past couple of days. Our New Forest course was enjoyed by all and it was good to see some old friends returning for another course. Thanks to Ron, Nigel, Neil, John, Chris, Rona, Nancy and Shirley. The pictures are streaming in now so I will be updating the New Forest galleries shortly.

New dates for 2013 are up on the site. Visit http://www.fotocourses.co.uk and follow the New Forest link.

Wedding Course 2013

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Our wedding course went with a swing over the weekend. We managed to dodge the rain and everyone enjoyed themselves. Here are a couple of comments from 2 of the course participants:

“When attending a course led by Gary you get the feeling you are being taught by a man who is a Master
At his Craft. He enables you to produce memorable shots that stay with you for life…” Steve C – Bath

“I can highly recommend the wedding course by Fotocourses. The weekend was packed with relevant information as well as practical experience. Gary’s teaching technique is relaxed and friendly but highly informative. With a very small group I felt I was getting a lot of value for money. I have already made enquiries about further courses.” Martin B
 
Thanks guys, cheques in the post!
 
Thanks also to Jess and Coleman for being the models on a cold damp day. Also a big thank you to Sandra   for providing the flowers.
 
I will be adding these comments to the site as testimonials and will be publishing the new dates for 2013 shortly.

Canon announce new EOS 6D

Canon have announced a new camera in the range the EOS 6D. The camera is similar in size and weight to the 60D but has a full frame CMOS sensor.

This is the new lowest entry point for a full frame camera and features a newly designed 20.2 Megapixel camera. The camera has an ISO range of 100-25600 which is expandable to 50000-102400! The body is magnesium with a 3.0 inch screen and the camera features integrated Wi-Fi connectivity which allows photographers to share their work immediately after shooting. There is also a feature to use a smartphone to remotely control the camera, adjusting settings,focus and firing. The camera also comes with Gps3 and of course full Hd video.

Prices are expected around £1799 body only. Can’t wait to see one on the courses.

Canon 6Dwww.fotocourses.co.uk

Last Dorset Course

Here are the group from the last Dorset course captured with the Hugin panorama software. Lets hope the next course which has just started has such good weather. Thanks to you all for making the course great fun.

Check out next years Dorset dates which have now been added to the web site. Click on www.fotocourses.co.uk and click on the Dorset link for more information.Image

New Dates Goodwood Revival – 16th September

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Due to increased demand we have added the Sunday this year. The course on the 14th is fully booked and there a few places left on the Sunday 16th September. The course costs £175 which includes an admission ticket. 

Check out or web site:

http://www.fotocourses.co.uk/Festival_of_Speed/Motor_Racing_Goodwood.html

or call on 01425 479257 for more information.

1-2-1 summertime offer

We are offering a special deal on our 1-2-1 courses for the summer. If you book a course for yourself or as a gift we have reduced the price of the course for £150 for one person or £199 for 2 people. The course can be used at any time over the next 12 months so make ideal gifts. Follow this link to find out more:

http://www.fotocourses.co.uk/1_day_1-2-1_Courses/1-2-1_Courses.html

There are only a limited number of courses available at this price so book early to get this reduction on our normal cost of £175.

 

Silverstone Classic

I went to the Silverstone Classic on Friday to check it out as a possible course location for 2013. I thought it may be a possible venue for another motor sport course which would be a supplement to our Goodwood Courses.

I have to say I was a little disappointed – the event is not a patch on the Goodwood Revival in my opinion and I felt a little cheated for my £37. The access to the cars is poor – the fencing restricts shots and only a limited number of grandstands were open. Because of the large run off areas you are along way from the track. So from a photography course perspective I’m not sure I will be adding it to the itinerary. Keep a look out for next years motor racing course and we still have a couple of places for the Revival at Goodwood this year. Check out this link for more information.:

http://www.fotocourses.co.uk/Festival_of_Speed/Motor_Racing_Goodwood.htmlImage