I attended a York workshop with Chris, on a gloriously sunny late Autumn day. The atmosphere was relaxed and informal, and I felt I could ask any question, however basic. Chris took us to a variety of locations presenting challenges in composition, focusing and aperture selection, and gave us a structure for dealing with each challenge. He gave guidance and made constructive comments about our choices of composition, without stifling our own ideas or creativity. Chris talks about photography in a way that makes it accessible ­ not shying away from the technical terms, but de-mystifying them in a refreshing manner. A thoroughly enjoyable workshop, I know I will use the techniques I picked up to improve my photography, but most of all to continue to enjoy it. Karen Coombes (1 day small group day, York Nov 2011) 

I have been on my first 4 day residential course in the Lake District with Chris.The weather was against us for the majority of the time but Chris was able to show us how to create fabulous photos in the worst of conditions. His enthusiasm, patience and creativity certainly helped me with composition, camera settings and post editing. I initially went to better understand composition but came away confident that I can take far better photos than I ever imagined. Thank you Chris.Bryan Owen (4 day Lake District course - Nov 2018)