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

"I enjoyed a fabulous day with Chris around York. I have been to York many times, but with Chris's guidance I was able to see the City in a new light ( quite literally). My aim was to pick up at bit of technical knowledge, Chris delivered this and much more. I am hopeful that Santa treats me to a 3 day photography break with Chris next year!" - Nick Miller