Cracking Shots by Nick Gresham-Thompson

Had our first Fotowalk of 2017 in Salisbury last Sunday. Here are some great shots by Nick Gresham-Thompson taken on our route from Salisbury Cathedral to Harnham.


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Been invited by Saal-Digital to review their products.

Their web site is  and is well worth a look.

I have ordered and received a photo book and some calendars which are top drawer quality. The software is easy to use and has a variety of templates to personalise your album. There are different page thicknesses and options for different printing. I opted for the glossy photo printing which gave high quality image with good colour rendition. The album was received in a few days and came well packaged. There are options for different covers and a gift box if required. The company also offers wall decor, cards, photo posters and photo booklets. Prices are very competitive. I received the first book free to undertake the review but was impressed enough to order the calendars and another photo book.

I have tried a number of different companies over the years and these are one of the best. They compare with Graphistudio which is praise indeed. If you, like me have used Apple books these are much better quality. You can download the software for free to try out the layouts.

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Christmas Gift Ideas


It’s that time of year again. Check out our Gift Ideas page to run through the many courses we have which make ideal gifts for a budding photographer.
Courses start at just £35 for our fotowalks and online courses with 1 day group courses at just £75 and our 1-2-1 courses at £150 for a full day or £95 for a half day. Our gift guide also includes details of our Motor Racing Courses at Goodwood for the Festival of Speed and the Revival, Silverstone for the Formula 1 Practice and Brands Hatch.
All gifts come with a boxed certificate and DVD. Certificates are valid for 12 months from the 1st January.
Click on the link below to find our more.

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New Forest 2016


Another classic course in the New Forest Photographing Fungi and Foliage.

Annabel, Morag, Jeanne, Nigel, Chris and Gary made up the fab 6 for this one. We did find some great specimens in better locations and had another glorious sunset at Mudeford.  Check out the flickr page for the latest pics.

New Forest 2016

Pictures below supplied by Derek Smith.



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New England 2016


Just got back last week from a glorious week in New England in the Fall. Fantastic colours and great company from Andrea, Liz, Derek and Mike. Check out my latest batch of photos from the trip on Flickr. Only 3 places left for 2017.

New England 2016
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Google Nik Collection

maxresdefaultFor those of you that haven’t come across this yet Google are now providing the Google Nik Collection of software free. These are plugins for Photoshop lightroom and Aperture. Worth downloading and having a play.

Here is a link:

Heres the blurb –

Photo enthusiasts all over the world use the Nik Collection to get the best out of their images every day. As we continue to focus our long-term investments in building incredible photo editing tools for mobile, including Google Photos and Snapseed, we’ve decided to make the Nik Collection desktop suite available for free, so that now anyone can use it.

The Nik Collection is comprised of seven desktop plug-ins that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities — from filter applications that improve color correction, to retouching and creative effects, to image sharpening that brings out all the hidden details, to the ability to make adjustments to the color and tonality of images.

Starting March 24, 2016, the latest Nik Collection will be freely available to download: Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine. If you purchased the Nik Collection in 2016, you will receive a full refund, which we’ll automatically issue back to you in the coming days.

We’re excited to bring the powerful photo editing tools once only used by professionals to even more people now.


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Lake District

Running behind with my processing for recent courses! Here are the recent group who attended our Lake District course earlier in September. We managed to dodge the showers and had a great time negotiating the twisty lanes around the area. A big thank you to Nikki, Mary, Nicky, Bob, Raouf and Martin. It was great to have you along and see some old friends. Hope to see you again in 2017.

Ashiness Bridge

Lake District Course 2016

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