Student Reviews

16.09.2016  Sara Strowbridge (Manchester)

Hi Trevor, I thought I would send over some of the pictures  that I took today including 2 of Rav when I got home ! I downloaded the Photoshop trial for a week so I have had a go at optimizing them.Thank you so much for all your time and effort over the last two days. I have learned  bucket loads and can’t thank you enough.

Best wishes Sara.


Dear Trevor, Just a quick email to thank you for such a good course – enjoyable and informative all at the same time! Just wish I had booked it ages ago. It will be a little while before I can splash out to update my camera but I think ‘Photoshop’ will be my first purchase. I can then get practising.

Please thank Sylvia for the delicious lunches.

Again many thanks Alison    (Alison Hine) Whitchurch

Forgive me for not writing sooner but I’ve been extremely busy in work and putting into practice what I learnt on the recent course!
I think it necessary to express my appreciation for all you did on the recent course that I attended as I learnt so much from it. Attending the course has rejuvenated my photography and has made me a more competent photographer. You also opened my eyes to the “landscape within a landscape” proving the grand vista is not always necessary or desirable!
The bird photographs were amazing as well- must have been beginners luck!

Thanks again for your teaching, warmth and humour.”

Alan Farley (Wrexham)

The training I received from Trevor was the foundation to my career as a Professional Photographer.

Stuart Eyres Chief Photographer CCLRC Daresbury Laboratory


“It’s a nerve racking time when you are considering a new career within the very competitive photographic industry. I spent a week with Trevor learning the in’s and out’s of photographing house interiors and architecture. Through his natural ability and experience of teaching, he was able to give me the knowledge and confidence to go forward-
Thanks Trevor I’ll be back.”

Louise Bushell, Louise Bushell Photography, Hampshire.


“I first contacted Trevor in 1990 for a crash course in photography prior to starting a new job as a Photographers Assistant.I have now worked as a Portrait Photographer for the past 12 years and still ring Trevor for advise in moments of crisis!!
His patience and expertise know no bounds and I would highly recommend him as a teacher.”

Mindy Clark, Oswestry.

Dear Trevor’
Just a note to say how much Hattie and I enjoyed our time with you. You kept us well entertained and your humour helped relegate the horrors of our hotel ( not recommended by you) to the depths of our memory.
Both Hattie and I learnt a lot and Hattie definately has the bug and is after a camera for her next birthday. Any suggestions ? Thanks also to Sylvia for her delicious lunches
With our warmest regards Jay and Hattie  XX Wirral
Dear Trevor,
Just thought I’d say thank you for having me this week. It has helped me so much and you’re wonderful at what you do,
Best of luck for the future and I am sure I will see you soon!
Love Jo XXX       Jo Saunders Congleton

Dear Trevor,

A belated thank you for the two days of photography classes you gave me last August. It was a pleasure meeting you and your wife.  Your course has changed my photography life.  I had almost given up when I decided to take your class.  After I returned to the US, I immediately ordered the 600D (Rebel T3i in the US) and the 18-200 S IM lens.  Since then I have taken many pictures around my factory, in my yard, and in various Kentucky state parks.  I have worked the most on composition as that is a very weak area for me.  But I’m into depth of field and action, too.
I love my T3i and the 18-200 mm lens.  I have learned to use it for almost everything.  But as I learned the T3i, I applied the learning to the 7D camera. I now keep my 7D on the tripod with my 100 mm  Macro lens all the time.  When I see an interesting bug or a magnolia seed pod or blossom in our factory yard,  I use the macro lens on the 7D. With the T3i, I am taking lots of pictures of the machines in the factory and the metal as it is fashioned into parts.  My son just today brought me ten 11 x  14 prints of pictures that I have taken some at the state park and many in the factory. I am having so much fun.  I am just thrilled to be taking so many pictures. And the thanks go to you.
I am planning another trip to England next August.  I will be with the British Mystery and Crime Writers tour led by my good friend.  We’ll travel in Yorkshire checking out the Peak district, the Dales, the Moors, places the mystery writers have used as settings for their tales.  You can believe that my trusty Canon 600D/T3i will be along to record my adventures.
Thanks again for your knowledge, kindness and patience.
Warmest Regards,
  Laurel Anderson
Hi Trevor ,
thanks very much for an informative expierence on your two day foundation course. Having such a small group, you were able to pass on your vast knowledge on a one to one basis.
 I now feel confident enough to use my camera using manual settings, rather than auto.
These new found skills will be invaluble on our forthcoming Kenyan Safari.
Could you also thank your catering team (aka Sylvia) for the delicious home cooked lunches, that kept us going over the freezing cold weekend.
Thank again
Steve Edwards
Dear Trevor
Just wanted to say thank you for a fantastic weekend!
The course was exactly what I was looking for, a great combination of theory, practical and technical information
along with some excellent tips!
It was great to get 1 on 1 tuition from an experienced professional. Your course is delivered in an interesting, informative and amusing manner.
Thank you, I hope your enthusiasm will wash off on me and I get as much pleasure from photography as you have over the years.
Please also pass on my thanks to Sylvia (Head of catering) for the excellent hospitality over the weekend.
Kind regards David Esser