I'm happy to report more success for my photography students.
This time it's my photo student John Dean, from Manchester who has won the award for the Best Picture in the annual competition between the Cheshire camera clubs Romiley and Hyde.
John is a member of the Hyde club, and although he won the Best Picture, the Romiley Camera Club won overall.
John Dean's picture was taken on the harbourside here in Kirkcudbright during a Photography Weekend earlier this year.
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk 2
- ISO: 1000
- Shutter Speed: 1/125sec
- Aperture: f/4.5
Right: John Dean's competition-winning picture taken during a Photography Weekend with Philip Dunn in Kirkcudbright
"I am, to say the least, absolutely delighted," says John, who has been to several of my Photography Courses.
The Photography Weekends in Kirkcudbright are based at the lovely Selkirk Arms Hotel and the cost of £409 includes everything from tuition, meals, coffees and even a welcome drink of your choice. There are no single supplements and non-participants are made very welcome.
Left: Photographer John enjoying his competition success
We get out and about in the town and visit some incrediblly photogenic – and secret – venues.
There are still places available on the next Photography Weekend comning up on February 7-9th 2014 – so BOOK NOW.
I can't promise you'll be successful every time in your camera club compeetitions, but I can promise you some excellent photography tuition – and a lot of fun.
Above: Photographers hard at work during their Photography Weekend Break in Kirkcudbright SW Scotland. These photo weekends are a great opportunity to learn and share with like-minded photo enthusiasts – and enjoy the benefit of full professional tuition at every step