Workshops


Performing for the Camera - Nottingham


You won't find another workshop like this in the UK (or anywhere else as far as we know). Over the course of two days, you will have the opportunity to work with many wonderful dancers, on location, in the studio and in the theatre. This workshop will push your creativity to the max!
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Dance4, Nottingham April 13 - 14th 2019

Be Inspired - in the Loire!


Based in the stunning Château de Montsoreau-Museum of contemporary art, this workshop will be full of inspiration, challenges and fun!
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Montsoreau,
The Loire Valley, France
May 28th - June 2nd 2019


Performing for the Camera - Edinburgh


A one day version of our highly succesful action packed Dance Photography Workshop. You will have the opportunity to work with many wonderful dancers on location and in the theatre. We guarantee that you will come out buzzing!
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Dance Base, Edinburgh May 19th 2019

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April 13th & 14th 2019
Performing for the Camera

Performing for the Camera - A full on weekend of Dance Photography!


With Paul Hill and Maria Falconer - Nottingham - April 13th and 14th 2019

So far we have run four Dance Photography workshops in Nottingham. They all sold out and you told us that YOU LOVED THEM! So here we are again, with our fifth fabulous workshop at Dance4.

You won't find another dance photography workshop like this in the UK (or anywhere else as far as we know). You will have the opportunity to work with many wonderful dancers, in a range of different settings that will push your creativity to the max!

For two action packed days, you will work with trained dancers out on location, in the theatre AND in the photographic studio!
There will be presentations and exercises, discussions and technical info - but mostly you will be at the sharp end of picture making! I think it's fair to say that you will come out buzzing!

Check out our video from previous workshops

May I have the pleasure?

Unless you live somewhere in a dark hole, you can't possibly have missed the recent explosion of dance on our streets, cinemas, theatres and TVs! Dance has taken the UK - and the rest of the world - by storm! From Ballroom to Ballet, Strictly to Street Dance, everyone is up and moving!

But this new craze isn't easy to photograph. Production shots, location shoots, choreography, direction, improvisation and collaboration - what's it all about?
The world of dance photography can be both bewildering and fascinating, hard work and fun!
But we can show you the steps - if you're up for the challenge?

On this two day workshop Maria Falconer and Paul Hill will introduce you not only to the technical aspects of shooting dance, but much more importantly - the creative ones.

And because the numbers are limited to 12, you will have plenty of time and space to work, and lots of input from the tutors.

Photography workshop Nottingham

The Workshop

It doesn't matter if you are an experienced photographer or new to the medium, this workshop welcomes a rich mix of enthusiastic participants.
And if you are new to dance photography, Maria and Paul will guide you through the day.

The workshop will be packed with exercises and advice, designed to help you create interesting unique images.

You will work with trained dancers in the dance studio, on location and also in the theatre.

Everything that you need will be on hand, so that you can really get involved and enjoy the experience.

And for this workshop we are very fortunate to have with us the lighting expert Nick Lockett, a highly experienced professional photographer and teacher - see below for more about Nick.


 dance photography workshop Nottingham

The Content

The weekend will include presentations, demos and a series of technical
and creative exercises around the following topics;

  • Directing / collaborating with dancers
  • working on location
  • Shooting in the theatre
  • Studio lighting
  • Camera angles and vantage points
  • Colour, costume and backgrounds
  • Using the light to your advantage
  • ISO, Shutter speeds, Aperture and all that jazz
  • Getting beyond the cliches
  • Experimentation and creativity
  • Copyright and Model Release

The Location

The workshop will take place at Dance4's beautiful and prestigious new Centre for Choreography in Nottingham's Creative Quarter. It's easily accessible by bus, train and car - full access details here

 dance photography workshop Nottingham

The Tutors

Maria Falconer

is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, holds an MA in Photography, and is a qualified teacher.
Her work has been shown at Arles Photography Festival, The Edinburgh Festival, ThePrintSpace Photovoice awards London, FORMAT Photography Festival, DanceMoves in New Jersey and at the Lightmoves Dance Film festival in Limerick.
Her specialist dance photography has been published in The Guardian, The Times, The Glasgow Herald and The Scotsman.
In Jan 2017 Maria exhibited her work at an international Dance Festival in Bruges. She was delighted to discover that one of her images was used to advertise the event.
Maria also trained as a contemporary dancer at the Laban Centre for movement and Dance in London, and enjoys being on both sides of the fence!



Paul Hill

is one of the UK's most influential photographic educators and practitioners, who has published several books and exhibited all over the world.
Awarded an MBE for his services to photography, he was an originator of photography workshops in the UK,

This is what the UK's best selling photo magazine Digital Camera wrote in 2015:
An eminent photographer, teacher and workshop pioneer, Paul Hill witnessed many of the major changes that transformed British photography ... and works to help students develop their own vision: "to say something rather than just show something."

Nick Lockett

For twenty years Nick was Chief Photographer and Head of Pictures for Carlton Television in London, producing still images and picture publicity on TV programmes as diverse as Inspector Morse, Spitting Image and Pop Idol. Nick now lectures on the MA and BA courses at De Montfort University, but also undertakes photo assignments for newspapers, magazines and book publishers.
Nick has an impressive client list including; The British Museum, The Louvre, BBC, ITV, C4, Australian Film Commission, Ofsted, The Oval & Surrey County Cricket Club, Royal Mail, The Guardian, Sydney Morning Herald, The Melbourne Age, Weidenfeld & Nicholson and Grove Atlantic.

Images from previous workshops - all made by participants

Booking

The workshop will takes place on Sat April 13th and Sunday April 14th 2019 from 10am to 5 pm at Dance4's International Centre for Choreography, Space 2, Dakeyne Street, Nottingham, NG32AR.

Numbers are restricted to 12, so that we have plenty of time to work with, and offer feedback to everyone.

Cost £295

Price includes all tuition and light refreshments.

Please be aware before booking that

YOU WILL NEED TO BRING A LAPTOP WITH YOU FOR EDITING.


And please note that by booking you agree to our cancellation policy.


Buying a workshop as a gift? Just let us know when you book it and we will send you a gift certificate!



If you have any questions or would simply like a chat about the workshop, please don't hesitate to contact Maria - email / mobile +44 (0)7740 985 887, or Paul - email / mobile +44 (0)7977 700 274. We would be delighted to hear from you.



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May 28th - June 2nd 2019
Be Inspired! Montsoreau, France

Be Inspired! at the wonderful Château de Montsoreau-Museum of contemporary art


With Paul Hill and Maria Falconer - Montsoreau May 28th - June 2nd, 2019


What better inspiration for a photography workshop than spending 6 days in the magnificent Loire Valley France. For centuries the Loire has been a popular destination for artists, from Rabelais and Turner to Alexandre Dumas and Rodin.
Here, hundreds of majestic châteaux and palaces line the course of the country's longest river, and such is the beauty of the ancient towns, limestone hills and historic châteaux, that a 300km-long stretch of the valley has been designated a World Heritage Site.

Photography workshop Loire

We are delighted to be based at the renowned Château de Montsoreau-Museum of contemporary art, which is the only château that is actually built on the Loire riverbed itself.
Created in April 2016 on the initiative of the French contemporary art collector Philippe Méaille, the Château de Montsoreau-Museum of contemporary art is a radical, committed, living place. Its permanent collection is the world's largest collection of works from the Art & Language movement.

Just beyond the château walls lies the charming market town of Montsoreau, officially classified as 'One of the most Beautiful in France'. Here you'll find architecture in the subtle shades of French lace and Troglodyte houses that are cut into the cliff side.

Photography workshop Loire

The Theme

Our theme is inspiration! And in addition to the fabulous location we have an action packed programme for you.
We are extremely fortunate to be based in a classroom in the heart of the château with 6 days free access to the museum's collection of contemporary art and temporary exhibitions.

The workshop will be packed with short presentations, technical and creative exercises, as well as lots of advice and feedback. We will have field trips, challenges, stimulating discussions and a whole lot of fun!

We don't want to give too much away and spoil the surprises, but suffice to say that this workshop is not about landscape, portraiture, or any specific genre, it's about you and your photography. Inspiration to think and work differently. Inspiration to make new and unique images.
It doesn't matter if you are an experienced photographer or relatively new to the medium, we welcome a rich mix of enthusiastic participants.
And we do our best to create a warm, supportive, non competitive environment where you have time and space to experiment.
And for those who wish to bring along projects that they are currently working on, there will be time for one to one feedback, but of course this is entirely optional.

Photography workshop Ludlow

Overview

The workshop will take place from 10 am on Tuesday May 28th, to 5 pm on Sunday June 2nd, allowing Mondays for traveling. Over the course of the 6 days there will be challenges and exercises in and around the Château de Montsoreau-Museum of contemporary art itself, around the town of Montsoreau and also two field trips.
We have factored in a day off in the middle for you to relax or explore as you wish, or continue making pictures in this wonderful location.
Montsoreau offers a range of recreational activities including, canoeing, cycling, wine tasting (and courses to learn about wine), shopping or just hanging out enjoying the local atmosphere.



Field Trips

The first outing will be to the incredible Château de Bréze.
Built and rebuilt between the 11th and 19th centuries in the heart of a vineyard, this château is not quite all that it seems. At first glance there is nothing to suggest that it sits atop the largest underground fortress in Europe. But situated deep beneath the château there are actually more than 1 km of underground passages, housing everything from the largest underground bakery in France, to an ice-house and a 'Son et Lumiére' show on the bare rock of one of the caverns.

photography workshop Loire, France

Our second excursion will be to the medieval town of Chinon. Resting on the banks of the Vienne river, Chinon, with its cobbled streets and houses is a town steeped in history and culture dating back to the 15th century. Rich with cafés, shops and restaurants, Chinon also boasts its own château where in 1429 the teenage Joan of Arc visited the Dauphin Charles VII to acknowledge him as the rightful heir to the throne.

Although our workshop does involve rather a lot of châteaux, it's absolutely not about making pretty pictures. The exercises and challenges will help you to see beyond the obvious and encourage you to photograph everything in new and unique ways.

photography workshop Loire, France

Social

We find that workshop participants really learn a lot from chatting to each other, both during the workshop and also socially. Invariably group members come from a diverse range of backgrounds, and have an enormous amount of experience and skills to share. After hour meet ups over a drink or an evening meal can elicit the most fascinating discussions and are a great way to relax too!

And so with this in mind, we have arranged two opportunities to dine out as a group, an introductory dinner on the evening of Monday 27th, and a farewell meal on Sunday June 2nd. And although it would be wonderful to see everyone there, this is of course entirely optional.

We have chosen two restaurants that are relatively inexpensive and cater for a range of dietary requirements.

On arrival we will dine at Créperie Saladerie la Dentellière. They don't have a web site, (which is not uncommon for small businesses in rural France), but you can find them listed on Trip Advisor here.

And our departing meal will be held at the lovely Auberge de la Route D'Or (just one mile from the château), again no web site but listed here, and on Trip Advisor here


Because we appreciate that it's not always possible for people to attend the social activities, we don't include them in the price. But there will be an opportunity to opt in or out when booking, so that we can give the restaurants plenty of notice about numbers and dietary requirements.

The Tutors

photography courses

Awarded an MBE for his services to photography, and originator of photography workshops in the UK, Paul is one of the UK's most influential photographic educators and practitioners, who has published several books and exhibited all over the world.

This is what the UK's best selling photo magazine Digital Camera wrote in 2015:
An eminent photographer, teacher and workshop pioneer, Paul Hill witnessed many of the major changes that transformed British photography ... and works to help students develop their own vision: "to say something rather than just show something."

A university lecturer and Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, Maria is also an experienced workshop teacher and professional photographer, whose work has been exhibited in the UK., Ireland, France, the US and East Asia. Her commercial photography has been widely published including The Guardian, The Times and The Scotsman.
Maria Falconer Photography



Accommodation


There are a range of accommodation options in Montsoreau - from posh hotels to campsite chalets, as well as interesting airbnb possibilities. Here are a few but there are many more available online;

In Montsoreau


Self Catering

B&B and Hotels

Camping & Chalets

Nearby is the village of Fontevraud l'Abbaye (2.5 miles)

And Varennes-sur-Loire (2 miles)

There are also helpful listings on



photography courses Montsoreau

Travel

Ryanair fly from Stansted to Tours and Nantes, and Flybe from Birmingham and Southampton to Nantes. From Tours and Nantes there are regular trains to Saumur where you will be picked up on arrival. If you have the option though, it is quicker to get to Saumur from Tours than Nantes.

It's also easy to travel by Eurostar with just 2 changes from London St Pancras to Saumur.
And if you would like to drive, Montsoreau is only 5 hours from Calais.

So come and join us for a unique creative experience, make the sort of pictures that you have never made before, and improve your technical skills and creative vision! Enjoy a friendly and informal learning environment, with space and time for you to share ideas, meet other photographers, and make some new pictures! We would love to welcome you on board!

Booking

Cost

Please read our cancellation policy before booking.

If you are booking in France, Paypal will convert payment into euros.

Early Bird - if paid on or before Dec 31st 2018 £465

Regular Price - from Jan 1st 2019 £495


Price includes;

  • All tuition
  • Transfers to and from Saumur train station
  • Transport to and from Bréze and Chinon
  • Entrance to Château de Bréze.



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If you have any questions or would simply like a chat about the workshop, please don't hesitate to contact Maria - email / mobile +44 (0)7740 985 887, or Paul - email / mobile +44 (0)7977 700 274. We would be delighted to hear from you.

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May 19th 2019

Performing for the Camera - Edinburgh

Performing for the Camera


With Paul Hill and Maria Falconer - Edinburgh - Sunday May 19th 2019

So far we have run four Dance Photography workshops in Nottingham. They all sold out and you told us that YOU LOVED THEM! So we're bringing our workshop to Dance Base in Edinburgh, Scotland's National Centre for Dance.

You won't find another dance photography workshop like this in the UK (or anywhere else as far as we know). You will have the opportunity to work with many wonderful dancers, in a range of different settings that will push your creativity to the max!

You will photograph highly trained contemporary dancers both out on location and in a live theatre setting. There will be presentations and exercises, discussions and technical info - but mostly you will be at the sharp end of picture making! We think it's fair to say that you will come out buzzing!

Check out our video from previous workshops

May I have the pleasure?

Unless you live somewhere in a dark hole, you can't possibly have missed the recent explosion of dance on our streets, cinemas, theatres and TVs! Dance has taken the UK - and the rest of the world - by storm! From Ballroom to Ballet, Strictly to Street Dance, everyone is up and moving!

But this new craze isn't easy to photograph. Production shots, location shoots, choreography, direction, improvisation and collaboration - what's it all about?
The world of dance photography can be both bewildering and fascinating, hard work and fun!
But we can show you the steps - if you're up for the challenge?

On this two day workshop Maria Falconer and Paul Hill will introduce you not only to the technical aspects of shooting dance, but much more importantly - the creative ones.

And because the numbers are limited to 12, you will have plenty of time and space to work, and lots of input from the tutors.

Photography workshop Nottingham

The Workshop

It doesn't matter if you are an experienced photographer or new to the medium, this workshop welcomes a rich mix of enthusiastic participants.
And if you are new to dance photography, Maria and Paul will guide you through the day.

The workshop will be packed with exercises and advice, designed to help you create interesting unique images.

You will work with trained dancers in the dance studio, on location and also in the theatre.

Everything that you need will be on hand, so that you can really get involved and enjoy the experience.

 dance photography workshop Nottingham

The Content

The weekend will include presentations, demos and a series of technical
and creative exercises around the following topics;

  • Directing / collaborating with dancers
  • Working on location
  • Shooting in the theatre
  • Camera angles and vantage points
  • Colour, costume and backgrounds
  • Using the light to your advantage
  • ISO, Shutter speeds, Aperture and all that jazz
  • Getting beyond the clichés
  • Experimentation and creativity
  • Copyright and Model Release

The Location

This one day workshop will take place from 09.30 - 17.30 at Dance Base's award winning building in the heart of Edinburgh. It's easily accessible by bus, train and car

 dance photography workshop Nottingham

The Tutors

Maria Falconer

is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, holds an MA in Photography, and is a qualified teacher.
Her work has been shown at Arles Photography Festival, The Edinburgh Festival, ThePrintSpace Photovoice awards London, FORMAT Photography Festival, DanceMoves in New Jersey and at the Lightmoves Dance Film festival in Limerick.
Her specialist dance photography has been published in The Guardian, The Times, The Glasgow Herald and The Scotsman.
In Jan 2017 Maria exhibited her work at an international Dance Festival in Bruges. She was delighted to discover that one of her images was used to advertise the event.
Maria also trained as a contemporary dancer at the Laban Centre for movement and Dance in London, and enjoys being on both sides of the fence!



Paul Hill

is one of the UK's most influential photographic educators and practitioners, who has published several books and exhibited all over the world.
Awarded an MBE for his services to photography, he was an originator of photography workshops in the UK,

This is what the UK's best selling photo magazine Digital Camera wrote in 2015:
An eminent photographer, teacher and workshop pioneer, Paul Hill witnessed many of the major changes that transformed British photography ... and works to help students develop their own vision: "to say something rather than just show something."

Images from previous workshops - all made by participants

Booking

The workshop will takes place on Sunday May 19th a 9.30am to 17.30 pm at Dance Base, 14-16 Grassmarket, Edinburgh,EH1 2JU.

Numbers are restricted to 12, so that we have plenty of time to work with, and offer feedback to everyone.

Cost £145

Please be aware before booking that

YOU WILL NEED TO BRING A LAPTOP WITH YOU FOR EDITING.

And please note that by booking you agree to our cancellation policy.


Buying a workshop as a gift? Just let us know when you book it and we will send you a gift certificate!


If you have any questions or would simply like a chat about the workshop, please don't hesitate to contact Maria - email / mobile +44 (0)7740 985 887, or Paul - email / mobile +44 (0)7977 700 274. We would be delighted to hear from you.



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The Photographers Place 1976 to 1996

The fabled Photographers Place was the first residential photography workshop in Britain and ran in the the Peak District of Derbyshire for 20 years.

The most renowned photographers of that era gave master classes there and many of today‘s contemporary photographers have been influenced by attending those workshops.

Workshops

April 2019

Performing for the Camera- Nottingham

Dance4, Nottinghame April 13th - 14th, 2019

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May 2019

Be Inspired

Montsoreau, The Loire, France May 28th - June 2nd, 2019

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May 2019

Performing for the Camera - Edinburgh

Dance Base, Edinburgh, May 19th , 2019

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Teaching

One-to-One Tuition & On Location with Paul Hill.

Paul has been teaching photography for many decades in higher education and was the first professor of photographic practice in a British university. He created the famous Photographers‘ Place group workshops in Derbyshire and has specialised in one-to-one mentoring...

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"First Class course! Excellent tuition, friendly tutors and great group!" Graham Bridgeman-Clarke


"I would highly recommend the workshop and both Paul and Maria who are a fantastic team. An amazing experience and group of people to laugh, have fun with and learn from." Gerry Atkinson


"Just wonderful. Such a pleasant experience in a truly magical environment. Everyone walks away rejuvenated and a with a new outlook on photography" Beverly Orr


"Paul and Maria make a really great team!" Dilys Evans


"Great photography, great teaching and a bunch of very nice people. Paul and Maria really know how to impart information in a sympathetic and memorable way"Ian Jeffries


"Absolutely Brilliant - Learned more in a week than a whole year on my university course!" Jane - Lakes workshop


"Really good fun and friendly, Paul and Maria made learning so much fun, and the rest of the group were very keen to share their knowledge and experience too!" Simon Priestly


"Loved the workshop - very inspirational, can't wait to come back for another one!" Kat Morgan


"Great two days, learned so much! Both Paul and Maria are inspiring teachers" Sue Willoughby


"A dream team: Paul and Maria are perfectly complimentary and allow their very different work to inspire rather than impress, although of course it does that too. Their sympathetic but incisive critiques are especially helpful and transformative. What a fabulous experience." Jennifer Simmonds

"Everything about the workshop I found to be an entirely positive experience" Peter Evans


"The balance of listening, learning and doing is just right and adapted to the skills of the participants" Mark Wheeler


"Really made me think about what I was photographing. An excellent forum in which to experiment and play with image making." Michael Whitehouse


"Totally absorbing, excellent learning experience, superbly orchestrated and delivered" Sarah Cummins


"Great to spend the weekend with like minded people, led by the inspirational Paul and Maria, Thanks." Heather Nelson


"I knew that I would be inspired to look at things differently, and this turned out to be true and positive. Thank you both." Paul Child


"Supportive advice in a friendly atmosphere." Paul Hollin


"Relaxed, friendly group. Relaxed, friendly and inspiring teachers. Comfortable accommodation and superb food. Learned a lot and would not hesitate to recommend to photographers at all levels" Jennifer Roberts


"Learning how to create a story with photographs has transformed my seeing eye" Jeanette Thompson


"A wonderful experience" Kathie Scarrah


"Simply Superb!" Roger Lee


"Really good fun and friendly, Paul and Maria made learning so much fun, and the rest of the group were very keen to share their knowledge and experience too." Simon Priestly


"Loved the workshop - very inspirational, can't wait to come back for another one!!" Kat Morgan


"I really enjoyed last weekend's workshop. I have never done anything like that before and I was a little apprehensive, but yourself and Paul together with the other participants made for a relaxing atmosphere, even if you did test the grey matter!" Brian Richards


"Absolutely excellent workshop. I signed up to be taken out of my photographic comfort zone and the course did all of that and more. Congratulations on a very well run course." David Boath


"A great workshop, lots of help to hand and lots of positive encouragement too! Highly recommend it." Anne Turner


"This workshop was a new genre to me but one I had wanted to attempt. It was brilliant and answered all my questions. The teachers were brilliant and couldn't have been more positive. I would highly recommend it" Adrian Lowe-Wheeler


"An excellent combination of advice, information and extensive opportunities to photograph a wide variety of dancers. A challenging and very rewarding workshop." Dave Mangan


"Excellent workshop run by Maria and Paul! Fantastic location with superb facilities!" Alan Declan


"Paul and Maria make a great team - easy going, extremely creative and encouraging. They pack in so much information and practical work that you leave feeling inspired and improved." Rachel Wallace


"Really useful workshop - so many aspects covered - thanks so much!" Geraldine Curtis


"A fabulous workshop - lots of tuition, lots of practical activity - wonderful to work collaboratively with the dancers." Trevor Rudkin


"I would highly recommend the workshop and both Paul and Maria who are a fantastic team. An amazing experience and group of people to laugh, have fun with and learn from." Gerry Atkinson


"Just wonderful. Such a pleasant experience in a truly magical environment. Everyone walks away rejuvenated and a with a new outlook on photography" Beverly Orr


"Paul and Maria make a really great team!" Dilys Evans


"Great photography, great teaching and a bunch of very nice people. Paul and Maria really know how to impart information in a sympathetic and memorable way"Ian Jeffries


"Absolutely Brilliant - Learned more in a week than a whole year on my university course!" Jane - Lakes workshop


"Really good fun and friendly, Paul and Maria made learning so much fun, and the rest of the group were very keen to share their knowledge and experience too!" Simon Priestly


"Loved the workshop - very inspirational, can't wait to come back for another one!" Kat Morgan


"Great two days, learned so much! Both Paul and Maria are inspiring teachers" Sue Willoughby


"A dream team: Paul and Maria are perfectly complimentary and allow their very different work to inspire rather than impress, although of course it does that too. Their sympathetic but incisive critiques are especially helpful and transformative. What a fabulous experience." Jennifer Simmonds

"Everything about the workshop I found to be an entirely positive experience" Peter Evans


"The balance of listening, learning and doing is just right and adapted to the skills of the participants" Mark Wheeler


"Really made me think about what I was photographing. An excellent forum in which to experiment and play with image making." Michael Whitehouse


"Totally absorbing, excellent learning experience, superbly orchestrated and delivered" Sarah Cummins


"Great to spend the weekend with like minded people, led by the inspirational Paul and Maria, Thanks." Heather Nelson


"I knew that I would be inspired to look at things differently, and this turned out to be true and positive. Thank you both." Paul Child


"Supportive advice in a friendly atmosphere." Paul Hollin


"Relaxed, friendly group. Relaxed, friendly and inspiring teachers. Comfortable accommodation and superb food. Learned a lot and would not hesitate to recommend to photographers at all levels" Jennifer Roberts


"Learning how to create a story with photographs has transformed my seeing eye" Jeanette Thompson


"A wonderful experience" Kathie Scarrah


"Simply Superb!" Roger Lee


"Really good fun and friendly, Paul and Maria made learning so much fun, and the rest of the group were very keen to share their knowledge and experience too." Simon Priestly


"Loved the workshop - very inspirational, can't wait to come back for another one!!" Kat Morgan


"I really enjoyed last weekend's workshop. I have never done anything like that before and I was a little apprehensive, but yourself and Paul together with the other participants made for a relaxing atmosphere, even if you did test the grey matter!" Brian Richards


"Absolutely excellent workshop. I signed up to be taken out of my photographic comfort zone and the course did all of that and more. Congratulations on a very well run course." David Boath


"A great workshop, lots of help to hand and lots of positive encouragement too! Highly recommend it." Anne Turner


"This workshop was a new genre to me but one I had wanted to attempt. It was brilliant and answered all my questions. The teachers were brilliant and couldn't have been more positive. I would highly recommend it" Adrian Lowe-Wheeler


"An excellent combination of advice, information and extensive opportunities to photograph a wide variety of dancers. A challenging and very rewarding workshop." Dave Mangan


"Excellent workshop run by Maria and Paul! Fantastic location with superb facilities!" Alan Declan


"Paul and Maria make a great team - easy going, extremely creative and encouraging. They pack in so much information and practical work that you leave feeling inspired and improved." Rachel Wallace


"Really useful workshop - so many aspects covered - thanks so much!" Geraldine Curtis


"A fabulous workshop - lots of tuition, lots of practical activity - wonderful to work collaboratively with the dancers." Trevor Rudkin


"I would highly recommend the workshop and both Paul and Maria who are a fantastic team. An amazing experience and group of people to laugh, have fun with and learn from." Gerry Atkinson


"Just wonderful. Such a pleasant experience in a truly magical environment. Everyone walks away rejuvenated and a with a new outlook on photography" Beverly Orr


"Paul and Maria make a really great team!" Dilys Evans


"Great photography, great teaching and a bunch of very nice people. Paul and Maria really know how to impart information in a sympathetic and memorable way"Ian Jeffries


"Absolutely Brilliant - Learned more in a week than a whole year on my university course!" Jane - Lakes workshop


"Really good fun and friendly, Paul and Maria made learning so much fun, and the rest of the group were very keen to share their knowledge and experience too!" Simon Priestly


"Loved the workshop - very inspirational, can't wait to come back for another one!" Kat Morgan


"Great two days, learned so much! Both Paul and Maria are inspiring teachers" Sue Willoughby


"A dream team: Paul and Maria are perfectly complimentary and allow their very different work to inspire rather than impress, although of course it does that too. Their sympathetic but incisive critiques are especially helpful and transformative. What a fabulous experience." Jennifer Simmonds

"Everything about the workshop I found to be an entirely positive experience" Peter Evans


"The balance of listening, learning and doing is just right and adapted to the skills of the participants" Mark Wheeler


"Really made me think about what I was photographing. An excellent forum in which to experiment and play with image making." Michael Whitehouse


"Totally absorbing, excellent learning experience, superbly orchestrated and delivered" Sarah Cummins


"Great to spend the weekend with like minded people, led by the inspirational Paul and Maria, Thanks." Heather Nelson


"I knew that I would be inspired to look at things differently, and this turned out to be true and positive. Thank you both." Paul Child


"Supportive advice in a friendly atmosphere." Paul Hollin


"Relaxed, friendly group. Relaxed, friendly and inspiring teachers. Comfortable accommodation and superb food. Learned a lot and would not hesitate to recommend to photographers at all levels" Jennifer Roberts


"Learning how to create a story with photographs has transformed my seeing eye" Jeanette Thompson


"A wonderful experience" Kathie Scarrah


"Simply Superb!" Roger Lee


"Really good fun and friendly, Paul and Maria made learning so much fun, and the rest of the group were very keen to share their knowledge and experience too." Simon Priestly


"Loved the workshop - very inspirational, can't wait to come back for another one!!" Kat Morgan


"I really enjoyed last weekend's workshop. I have never done anything like that before and I was a little apprehensive, but yourself and Paul together with the other participants made for a relaxing atmosphere, even if you did test the grey matter!" Brian Richards


"Absolutely excellent workshop. I signed up to be taken out of my photographic comfort zone and the course did all of that and more. Congratulations on a very well run course." David Boath


"A great workshop, lots of help to hand and lots of positive encouragement too! Highly recommend it." Anne Turner


"This workshop was a new genre to me but one I had wanted to attempt. It was brilliant and answered all my questions. The teachers were brilliant and couldn't have been more positive. I would highly recommend it" Adrian Lowe-Wheeler


"An excellent combination of advice, information and extensive opportunities to photograph a wide variety of dancers. A challenging and very rewarding workshop." Dave Mangan


"Excellent workshop run by Maria and Paul! Fantastic location with superb facilities!" Alan Declan


"Paul and Maria make a great team - easy going, extremely creative and encouraging. They pack in so much information and practical work that you leave feeling inspired and improved." Rachel Wallace


"Really useful workshop - so many aspects covered - thanks so much!" Geraldine Curtis


"A fabulous workshop - lots of tuition, lots of practical activity - wonderful to work collaboratively with the dancers." Trevor Rudkin


"I would highly recommend the workshop and both Paul and Maria who are a fantastic team. An amazing experience and group of people to laugh, have fun with and learn from." Gerry Atkinson


"Just wonderful. Such a pleasant experience in a truly magical environment. Everyone walks away rejuvenated and a with a new outlook on photography" Beverly Orr


"Paul and Maria make a really great team!" Dilys Evans


"Great photography, great teaching and a bunch of very nice people. Paul and Maria really know how to impart information in a sympathetic and memorable way"Ian Jeffries


"Absolutely Brilliant - Learned more in a week than a whole year on my university course!" Jane - Lakes workshop


"Really good fun and friendly, Paul and Maria made learning so much fun, and the rest of the group were very keen to share their knowledge and experience too!" Simon Priestly


"Loved the workshop - very inspirational, can't wait to come back for another one!" Kat Morgan


"Great two days, learned so much! Both Paul and Maria are inspiring teachers" Sue Willoughby


"A dream team: Paul and Maria are perfectly complimentary and allow their very different work to inspire rather than impress, although of course it does that too. Their sympathetic but incisive critiques are especially helpful and transformative. What a fabulous experience." Jennifer Simmonds

"Everything about the workshop I found to be an entirely positive experience" Peter Evans


"The balance of listening, learning and doing is just right and adapted to the skills of the participants" Mark Wheeler


"Really made me think about what I was photographing. An excellent forum in which to experiment and play with image making." Michael Whitehouse


"Totally absorbing, excellent learning experience, superbly orchestrated and delivered" Sarah Cummins


"Great to spend the weekend with like minded people, led by the inspirational Paul and Maria, Thanks." Heather Nelson


"I knew that I would be inspired to look at things differently, and this turned out to be true and positive. Thank you both." Paul Child


"Supportive advice in a friendly atmosphere." Paul Hollin


"Relaxed, friendly group. Relaxed, friendly and inspiring teachers. Comfortable accommodation and superb food. Learned a lot and would not hesitate to recommend to photographers at all levels" Jennifer Roberts


"Learning how to create a story with photographs has transformed my seeing eye" Jeanette Thompson


"A wonderful experience" Kathie Scarrah


"Simply Superb!" Roger Lee


"Really good fun and friendly, Paul and Maria made learning so much fun, and the rest of the group were very keen to share their knowledge and experience too." Simon Priestly


"Loved the workshop - very inspirational, can't wait to come back for another one!!" Kat Morgan


"I really enjoyed last weekend's workshop. I have never done anything like that before and I was a little apprehensive, but yourself and Paul together with the other participants made for a relaxing atmosphere, even if you did test the grey matter!" Brian Richards


"Absolutely excellent workshop. I signed up to be taken out of my photographic comfort zone and the course did all of that and more. Congratulations on a very well run course." David Boath


"A great workshop, lots of help to hand and lots of positive encouragement too! Highly recommend it." Anne Turner


"This workshop was a new genre to me but one I had wanted to attempt. It was brilliant and answered all my questions. The teachers were brilliant and couldn't have been more positive. I would highly recommend it" Adrian Lowe-Wheeler


"An excellent combination of advice, information and extensive opportunities to photograph a wide variety of dancers. A challenging and very rewarding workshop." Dave Mangan


"Excellent workshop run by Maria and Paul! Fantastic location with superb facilities!" Alan Declan


"Paul and Maria make a great team - easy going, extremely creative and encouraging. They pack in so much information and practical work that you leave feeling inspired and improved." Rachel Wallace


"Really useful workshop - so many aspects covered - thanks so much!" Geraldine Curtis


"A fabulous workshop - lots of tuition, lots of practical activity - wonderful to work collaboratively with the dancers." Trevor Rudkin


"I would highly recommend the workshop and both Paul and Maria who are a fantastic team. An amazing experience and group of people to laugh, have fun with and learn from." Gerry Atkinson


"Just wonderful. Such a pleasant experience in a truly magical environment. Everyone walks away rejuvenated and a with a new outlook on photography" Beverly Orr


"Paul and Maria make a really great team!" Dilys Evans


"Great photography, great teaching and a bunch of very nice people. Paul and Maria really know how to impart information in a sympathetic and memorable way"Ian Jeffries


"Absolutely Brilliant - Learned more in a week than a whole year on my university course!" Jane - Lakes workshop


"Really good fun and friendly, Paul and Maria made learning so much fun, and the rest of the group were very keen to share their knowledge and experience too!" Simon Priestly


"Loved the workshop - very inspirational, can't wait to come back for another one!" Kat Morgan


"Great two days, learned so much! Both Paul and Maria are inspiring teachers" Sue Willoughby


"A dream team: Paul and Maria are perfectly complimentary and allow their very different work to inspire rather than impress, although of course it does that too. Their sympathetic but incisive critiques are especially helpful and transformative. What a fabulous experience." Jennifer Simmonds

"Everything about the workshop I found to be an entirely positive experience" Peter Evans


"The balance of listening, learning and doing is just right and adapted to the skills of the participants" Mark Wheeler


"Really made me think about what I was photographing. An excellent forum in which to experiment and play with image making." Michael Whitehouse


"Totally absorbing, excellent learning experience, superbly orchestrated and delivered" Sarah Cummins


"Great to spend the weekend with like minded people, led by the inspirational Paul and Maria, Thanks." Heather Nelson


"I knew that I would be inspired to look at things differently, and this turned out to be true and positive. Thank you both." Paul Child


"Supportive advice in a friendly atmosphere." Paul Hollin


"Relaxed, friendly group. Relaxed, friendly and inspiring teachers. Comfortable accommodation and superb food. Learned a lot and would not hesitate to recommend to photographers at all levels" Jennifer Roberts


"Learning how to create a story with photographs has transformed my seeing eye" Jeanette Thompson


"A wonderful experience" Kathie Scarrah


"Simply Superb!" Roger Lee


"Really good fun and friendly, Paul and Maria made learning so much fun, and the rest of the group were very keen to share their knowledge and experience too." Simon Priestly


"Loved the workshop - very inspirational, can't wait to come back for another one!!" Kat Morgan


"I really enjoyed last weekend's workshop. I have never done anything like that before and I was a little apprehensive, but yourself and Paul together with the other participants made for a relaxing atmosphere, even if you did test the grey matter!" Brian Richards


"Absolutely excellent workshop. I signed up to be taken out of my photographic comfort zone and the course did all of that and more. Congratulations on a very well run course." David Boath


"A great workshop, lots of help to hand and lots of positive encouragement too! Highly recommend it." Anne Turner


"This workshop was a new genre to me but one I had wanted to attempt. It was brilliant and answered all my questions. The teachers were brilliant and couldn't have been more positive. I would highly recommend it" Adrian Lowe-Wheeler


"I would highly recommend the workshop and both Paul and Maria who are a fantastic team. An amazing experience and group of people to laugh, have fun with and learn from." Gerry Atkinson


"Just wonderful. Such a pleasant experience in a truly magical environment. Everyone walks away rejuvenated and a with a new outlook on photography" Beverly Orr


"Paul and Maria make a really great team!" Dilys Evans


"Great photography, great teaching and a bunch of very nice people. Paul and Maria really know how to impart information in a sympathetic and memorable way"Ian Jeffries


"Absolutely Brilliant - Learned more in a week than a whole year on my university course!" Jane - Lakes workshop


"Really good fun and friendly, Paul and Maria made learning so much fun, and the rest of the group were very keen to share their knowledge and experience too!" Simon Priestly


"Loved the workshop - very inspirational, can't wait to come back for another one!" Kat Morgan