– Picture today inspire tomorrow

Check out this web site

I saw this on the BBC this morning. You have one day to join thousands around the world in using the power of photography to create, share and compare perspectives on daily life! Don’t miss it! You can upload your images until May 22nd. Visit the site to find out more but the picture must be taken on the 15th May.

Dorset Course April 2012

Many thanks to Shirley, Chris, Bob and Rona for making the Dorset course so much fun. We managed to miss most of the showers and had some great light. I hope to see you all again soon.


There are just 2 places left on the May 3 day course with the 4 day May course now fully booked.

New iPad

Just got my hands on the new iPad and I am very impressed. Having used an iPad 1 for around 18 months I have been waiting for this version and it was worth the wait. The build quality is everything you would expect from Apple and the screen resolution is stunning. Photos and magazines look great and the camera is pretty good. I was disappointed with the uploading speed for photos on the original iPad but files off the canon 7d upload quickly which will be a real bonus when travelling. Everything is quicker thanks to the fast processor and skygo and iplayer work a treat. If you have been thinking about an iPad then this is the one.


For those of you interested in Motor Sport the annual Sunseeker rally is taking place on the 25th February. The event is great for photography with full details available from the web site There is a motor fair and great spectating at  Somerley park on the Saturday and a parade of vehicles on Poole Quay on the Friday.

For those of you interested in motor sport photography we run courses to the Goodwood festivals every year. Our course running at the Festival of Speed is now fully booked but there are a few places left on our Revival meeting day in September. Visit our web site and follow the Goodwood link to find out more.

New Notes

Just been putting the finishing touches to the new course notes for Fotocourses. The notes have been written using the ibooks author software that I blogged about a few days ago and they look great. The new notes will come on a disc with ibook and pdf versions and are up to date with the latest cameras and software. We now have extensive course notes on Photoshop Elements, CS, Camera techique, Studio lighting and Wedding photography. The last 2 books have loads of tips and hints from our years as pro photographers so will be very useful for photographers wanting to turn pro.

If you want a copy of any of the books then all you have to do is book course!ImageImageImageImage

Wedding Planner App

Just finished the wedding fair at the BIC and winding down after my day on the stand. Not as busy as past shows but good quality enquiries and some nice bookings for 2012 and 2013.

The guys from Createful were showing off their new wedding planner app for the iPad. I saw the demo and loved the clean lines and usability of this app and expect it will prove popular with wedding couples planning their big day. The app is very new but worth a look on the app store. Visit their web site at or just type wedding planner in on the app store.

Our show offers will be around for a few more days so check out our wedding site