events for photographers, with top models!


portfolio builders and workshops for photographers, with top models!


studio days, workshops, one2one & two2one events, for photographers, with top models!


We provide :

  • the best models available – as this makes a huge difference!

  • the tools and facilities you need to get your best images!

  • an enjoyable, productive and value for money experience



Welcome to my workshops! – I am a retired photographer with over 38 years of professional experience, now running low profit workshops twice a month, as a hobby, for fun! This enables me to pass on some knowledge, still be involved in photography and keep costs down! I believe that photography means different things to different people, for some it’s a hobby, a means to escape, some have more competitive goals and for others it provides an income. There is no ‘right’ way to view photography, it’s a personal thing, its whatever it means to each of us in our own language and style. For me photography is my passion, it has defined who I am as a person, the standards I set and life I lead.

In my mind – photography is not about my camera, the camera is simply a tool, a vehicle that helps me express myself, something that helps unlock my imagination and creativity, something that helps me create art that can shape a viewer’s mood, stimulating thoughts and emotions. It is this experience and passion that is on offer in my workshops and which I am happy to share with all who attend. Creating good images involves good composition, lighting, posing and timing whereas creating amazing images needs something more and it is this ‘extra’ that sets my workshops apart. This extra ingredient is something everyone can learn if they want to and is something I can demonstrate and guide you through – as much or as little as you want!

Enjoying your photography is key! – our aim is to provide you with an enjoyable and rewarding event! Whether it’s providing you with the tools to do your own thing – or a full-on tutorial workshop, it’s up to you to decide how much input you want, and how much you input yourself on the day, we welcome ideas and suggestions!


“Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field.” Peter Adams




more about our workshop format


“A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective.” Irving Penn


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I have recently changed the studio flash system to all Pixapro for their power, recycling speed, ultra-short flash duration and remote control capability – I’ll update my findings as we go along!

Essential Photo : 0121-552-3113


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“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” Ansel Adams