What we're about

Want to learn/improve, develop new photography skills or enjoy great company on workshops, trips & holidays, come on in...

"If this is you, you're in the right group"...come & join in the groups activities & I'll help you understand/teach you in a simple, informative, fun & relaxed way, it can be a frustrating hobby but I will get you through that & to the fun stuff & creating great images.

All levels are welcome from beginners to advanced, tuition, advice if you need it but if you don't then its maybe great company your after, so join in & lets get out taking wonderful photos...

The goal is simple, to get everyone taking better pictures so whatever your kitbag consists of is fine, beginners, intermediates, advanced everyone is welcome, there IS something for everyone your ability level doesn't matter...

We all know photography can be quite frustrating (I did have to learn) but when you get it right it is incredibly uplifting & rewarding...

If group learning isn't for you & you'd prefer a one to one workshop then please message me...1/2 days are best & can be any genre but ask if you want something different.

Next step is to join in on a workshop then tell everyone how much you enjoyed it & got out of it...

- HALF DAY WORKSHOPS - DAY TRIPS/WEEKEND TRIPS & ABROAD -

- LANDSCAPES - NATURE & WILDLIFE - STREET - SPORT - MACRO -

- LOCATION PORTRAIT & STUDIO - LIGHTROOM & PHOTOSHOP -

As a professional photographer I earn my living from photography & the workshops, trips & holidays I arrange & run, these are charged according to location & duration.

I am recognised by the Royal Photographic Society, I print & sell my own images as Fine Art Limited Edition prints, have images published in motorsport publications & for company literature, commissioned for weddings, parties, charity balls, by schools for prospectus & websites, my images gallery displayed in Barcelona & Sydney...

Thanks for joining my creative part of this wonderful planet & I do hope to see you soon...

Steven - LRPS

Upcoming events (2)

***2022*** The Dolomite mountains & The Venice Festival - 8 days

Heathrow Airport

***UPDATE***Flight BA578 from HEATHROW is now around £200 & only few seats remain***

If wanting to attend the Dolomites you will need to be on this flight to join our vehicle to the Dolomites...if booked on a different flight you will need to organise your transfer to the Dolomites.

If the Venice part of trip is all you want to do then please message me as this can be arranged.

8 days in Italy starting in the stunning Dolomite mountains & it's breath taking landscapes, beautiful towns, lakes, then we relocate to Venice & the famous canals and the end of the Venetian festival... two fabulous locations and a real mixed bag of photographic opportunities.

The trip starts in the Dolomite mountains offering some truly spectacular & incredible landscapes, lakes & historic towns there really is plenty to do after the delights of Venice the peace & quite and enormity of the wide open space that is the Dolomite mountains.

Wednesday evening we relocate to Treviso which gives us an easy train trip to the gondolas, canals, the architecture and the fantastic spectacle of the "Venice festival" which makes it a photographic paradise which ends on the Tuesday with "The flight of the Eagle" in St Marks Square.

My FLIGHTS with BA from Heathrow with 20k of luggage has increased in cost & ***IS NOW AROUND £200*** if you want to organise your own flights thats fine.

London to Venice - Sat 26 Feb, 08:45 — 12:00
Venice to London - Sun 6 Mar, 18:20 — 19:30

Accommodation in both locations.

One week inc. flights, accommodation in both locations, vehicle hire, city tax & me = £[masked]...

FULL DETAILS HERE & OPTIONS TO BOOK YOUR PLACE VIA this link>>> https://www.thepicturemaker.co.uk/product/italy-8-day-trip-venice-festival-to-the-dolomite-mountains-26th-feb-6th-march-2022

This trip will be for a maximum of 5 guests (me makes 6 in total) & will go ahead with "3 or more guests" & will be 1st come first served

Get in touch if you...
*** wish to sort your own flight & accomodation ***

***UPDATED*** La Palma, Canary Islands 2022...

London Gatwick Airport

***2022*** 7 day trip from 19th May ***2022*** 3 PLACES LEFT ***

"PLACES ARE LIMITED to FIVE" plus me 6 in total & the RSVP here will only express your interest in the trip, ONLY booking via my secure website gets your place on the trip...link below.......
Flights costs have increased from the original post so this cost is "now accurate" at £[masked]
Flight times are - depart Gatwick 15.40 then depart La Palma 21.00

A week of total photography heaven in an amazingly diverse and phenomenal landscape that will has been changed forever due to the recent volcanic eruption
I truly love this island & last 2 years have been cancelled due to C19 so I am desperate to make my 3rd trip to "The beautiful island" or as I refer to it "The island of clouds" & being above & often in the clouds is a truly phenomenal experience!

La Palma, the greenest of the Canary Islands, currently offering the chance to experience real unspoiled nature. Verdant forests in the North where lush vegetation drips from the rainforest canopy, to the desert landscapes of the south, where volcanic craters and twisted rock formations define the views, to the serene pine forests of the Parque Nacional de la Caldera de Taburiente. No wonder the entire island has been declared a Unesco biosphere reserve.

This trip will be a leisurely, relaxed & fun trip with, although some places will require a "good level of fitness" time at each location is down to us unless ticket machine for parking dictates. We will fully immerse ourselves in our surroundings, taking time to make fantastic images, that is the mantra for the trip!
I have decided it's best to locate our base on the East side of the island for easy sunrise travel for those who want to join me, then it's back to the villa to collect the others so we can carry on for the rest of the day.

The list of places to visit is extensive but will remain flexible as weather light etc will play a part on where we go & when, so the itinary isn't cast in stone.
Beaches will play a big part in the trip, especially at sunrise.
The North & its waterfall & rainforest environment & the natural sea pools on the rugged but beautiful coastline.
The National Park to the centre of the island is a must do, this maybe restricted due to the amount of walking some people "won't want to or can't do", some areas are accessible by car so we may stick to them, group to discuss.
The south of the island will be visited a few times to do the Salt Pans & lighthouses, the lovely beaches around this part, the Volcano that created the volcanic wilderness, so plenty to do.
Towns with unspoilt Canarian charm & so clean you notice it, Los Lanos (maybe take in the small Sunday market) & for sure the main town of Santa Cruz are must do's.
The volcanic area in the centre of the island up to the Pine forests you could spend days in alone so we will spend some good time here as walking this area is much easier & we can park easily in the heart of it all.

FULL DETAILS HERE & OPTIONS TO BOOK YOUR PLACE VIA this link>>>
https://www.thepicturemaker.co.uk/product/la-palma-canary-islands-in-spring-19th-may-2022-7-day-trip

* Flights with 20 kilo luggage
* Accommodation (own bedrooms in a house),
* Van hire (for the week from the airport)
* 100% photographic assistance, advice, tuition whatever you need,
* Free use of Lee filter equipment lens adapter required I can advise you on this

Not included
* Personal spending money
* Insurance
* Food & drink, you can cook in the digs or eat out
* Tours we might choose like Dolphin watching.

If you are travelling as a couple please let me know before booking & also if you wish to organise your own flight then please let me know direct flights are only Thursdays to Thursday flying with TUI.

Past events (99)

***FINAL PLACE*** for - Lake District in the Autumn

Ennerdale Bridge

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