So many friends from photography courses


Building the new PhotoActive website over the last few days I’ve been delving into past files in my search for pictures of the many photography holidays, weekends and courses we organised for so many years.

So many pictures of friends. So much fun…

Ken Terry – who came on our Menorca photography holidays 13 times! Professor Martin Rowe – he came with us to Menorca, Venice and Scotland. He’s been here to Shropshire, too, for one-to-one tuition recently.

Cathy Robertson, Russell Turner, Joe Banin, John Proud, John Cannon, John Smith, Maria Falconer, Peter Frisby, Jenny Nicholl and countless others too numerous to mention here. All people I am proud to call friends. All came to me initially as student clients with an interest in photography and a desire to learn more about it. People like those in the picture below taken on one of our last photography holidays in Menorca.

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A group of friends – Philip Dunn and Norene with the photographers on one of our last photography holidays in Menorca. A great picture for the new PhotoActive website.


I’ve watched these friends extend their knowledge of photography over the years. Some are now selling their photographs, some have become full-time professionals. Others have published books. It’s all a great source of pride to me.

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Now that we are finally established in our cottage in Shropshire, Norene and I are really looking forward to the possibility of welcoming back some of these lovely people. Although we shall no longer be doing the overseas holidays, we do plan to arrange some group workshops here in lovely Shropshire. That’s in addition to the one-to-one photography tuition available.

We hope to many old friends again – and make lots of new ones, too.

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Cathy

    Ah, some very happy memories! So glad everything is working well for you both in darkest Shropshire. ??

  2. Philip

    Lovely to hear from you Cathy. We’re doing just great, thanks. I hope you are still as keen on photography as ever. I will email you privately for an update. XX Philip

  3. Russell

    I look forward to a photo weekend in Shropshire and maybe seeing a few familiar faces too.

    1. Philip

      It will be a pleasure to have you with us again Russell. N sends XX.

  4. Joe Banin

    Terrific to meet up with you again, Philip. Thoroughly enjoyed the street photography workshop in Shrewsbury last Saturday.
    No doubt I will meet up again with old friends as well as having made new ones at the weekend.

    1. Philip

      Thanks Joe – can’t tell you how much I enjoyed having you with us again. It’s always a real pleasure. As you say – the circle of friends grows every time.

  5. Elizabeth Jean Whiteside

    I remember the photography course at Carlise Cathedral. We certainly enjoyed it and with that we booked on a course at Kirkcudbright in the October. We seem to have gone from strength to strength. Now that you are in Shropshire it is difficult to see if we will be able to attend one of your courses – but you never know!

    1. Philip

      Hello Jean,
      Norene and I remember you and David very well, both in Carlisle and in Kirkcudbright. It would be lovely if you can make it down here to Shropshire in the future, and you will always be extremely welcome.
      Have a wonderful Christmas,
      Philip and Norene

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