Black Friday 2016 Offers

© Andrew Newson

Our Black Friday Offers start Friday 25th November 2016 at 6.00am

There's no getting away from it - Black Friday is everywhere. And in this current climate who isn't looking for a deal to try and maximise what they can get for their hard earned money?

We didn't want to disappoint, so we too have some amazing offers that might make a great Christmas present for someone you know, or yourself!

Gift Vouchers

Buy £100 voucher and get £120
Buy £150 voucher and get £180
Buy a £200 voucher and get £250
The perfect gift for anyone with a passion for photography.
Just purchase either a £100, £150 or £200 voucher and we will top it up as per the offer above.

Photoclub Technical 1 & 2 and Creative

20% off all Photoclubs starting in February 2017.
Get to grips with the technical side of your camera or push your creative boundaries with these courses. (Includes the online and in the pub courses.)

One Day Workshops

20% off all my one day workshops.
Love Photography courses
This course makes a great present for anyone with a new camera.
Love Fuji - Fuji X workshop
Like Love Photography but just for Fuji X camera owners
Street/Stranger Portraits
Great for someone who is comfortable with using their camera but wants to do more with it. 

Essential Photoshop

20% off Essential Photoshop course.
Master using Photoshop CC to get the best out of your photos. Four month course starting January 2017. 

Photography Holidays

10% off all 2017 photography holidays.
Verona, Dorset, Amsterdam, Wales, Copenhagen and The Lake District - where do you want to go?!
Only the deposit is required now. The discount is applied to the deposit and will also be applied to the balance, which won't be due until nearer the time.

You don't need a code for any of these offers, just visit my website.

Offers start 6.00am Friday 25th November 2016 and end at 11.59pm on Wednesday 30th November 2016.
Vouchers cannot be used on discounted courses.
For more details on all these offers and T&Cs  please visit

Brighton Photowalk (September 2016)

This Saturday I ran a Photowalk in Brighton. It's always great fun running a walk in Brighton, so diverse with lots to see and do.

We met at Cafe Coho near to Brighton train station where we had a quick snack and some good coffee whilst chatting about the format of the day.

Photowalks are pretty informal, a social gathering of people who enjoy photography. I usually try to devise some sort of structure for the day, just for fun and to help kick start the creativity.

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Stylish Photography Rucksacks/Backpacks

Okay I'll admit it, I have a bit of an obsession with camera bags. At least that's what my wife says!

I have quite a few already, mostly messenger or shoulder style bags. I have a lovely bag made by Ona, called the Ona 'Bowery'. This is quite a small bag and is made from waxed canvas. Lovely antique brass hardware and is perfect when I want to take my X-Pro 2 and 2 lenses or 1 lens and a flash. I also have a larger Millican 'Christopher' camera bag that was made with Fuji in mind. A beautifully made canvas bag with brass hardware. I'll be reviewing both of these bags in the near future.

Recently however I have found that a rucksack would be the better bag in certain situations, especially when hiking or just when I need to take my laptop with me.

I have been looking around for a photography rucksack that is a little bit more stylish than the usual.. They do tend to be a bit boring and I wanted something extra. Don't get me wrong, it has to be functional, it can't be style over substance.

I came up with a short list of bags that I was interested in, I really like all of them but there were certain reasons that I selected to order the one I have. These reasons will be things like functionality, cost and the cost to import from outside of the UK.

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Verona Photography Trip with the Fuji X-Pro2

An increasing large part of my business is running photography trips and holidays. These trips are sometimes in the UK, like the wonderful Lake District and Snowdonia National Park. I also run holidays abroad in places like Copenhagen, Paris and Verona.

We just arrived back from a great trip in Verona with a lovely group of people. I truly am very lucky to be able to offer these courses that frankly don't feel a lot like working! Having said that I do put a lot of thought in to them and of course there is quite a lot of planning too. I tend to stress a little bit about whether everyone will enjoy it and importantly whether they will get something valuable from the experience. I shouldn't worry because I get very good feedback and lovely testimonials from my clients.

Some of the trips I am able to run with my wife Samantha. We have children at school so it's not always possible but it cetainly makes the running of the trips much more fun. It's great to have Samantha on board to help make sure things run smoothly and that attendees are happy.

On the Verona trip we spoke about a few different themes and we divised a walking route around Verona that would take in a lot of the cities attractions and sites. The beauty of Verona is that it is actually quite a small place but with lots to see. This makes it a great place to run a photography workshop.

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Photography Course Gift Vouchers for December 2015

When it comes to Christmas presents it's never as easy as you might think, perhaps you know someone who is 'hard to buy for', which is what my wife often says about me! To be honest she is probably right.

I think it's especially difficult to buy presents for people that are in to photography though, because it can be a very expensive time if you're considering buying them a new camera or lens.

Why not consider giving them some photography tuition to help push their photography skills to the next level. I have gift vouchers and even presentation boxes that be purchased for most of the photography courses that I offer. Our new presentation boxes look great and feels much more like giving a gift than just a piece of paper.

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