Great hosting, expert guidance, wonderful surroundings, super food, adequate accommodation, excellent group. Histograms, tripod, corners, twiglets(!), lol. Gail & John, you're doing an excellent job with so much energy and enthusiasm - inspirational. I wish you all the best for the future. I will return but need to earn some brownie points first! Thank-you so much.
Very, very good. Learnt lots and saw the Lake District in rain, sun and snow. John was very friendly and the help he gave was first class. Would definitely recommend this workshop to my friends. The evening reviews were wonderful. Thought it was a bit intense at first but soon got used to it and eventually looked forward to it.
The hospitality and accommodation were v. good Although there were different levels of photographic abillity in the group I felt every one was helped. I found the evening sessions looking at each others photos v. helpful although I had been a little anxious about it at first. We went to some stunning locations which I would not have found on my own Overall a v. enjoyable learning experience.
A Photoshop workshop was something I knew we would need to tackle at some stage. We'd invested a lot of time in learning the front end of the photography process but our post processing has always been hit and miss, Photoshop skills being particualrly hamfisted. John was able to to instruct us in such a way that we gained both operational skills on using the tools but more importantly an understanding as to what was going on and an efficient workflow. We've come away really energised about the whole process.
It was very useful - it showed us how to use Photoshop from the point of view of a Photographer, rather than simple use of an IT tool.
Very informative but too much to learn in a few days. perhaps a part 1 and a part 2 etc. over different weeks to learn about Photoshop progressivley i.e. beginner, medium and advanced. There is a lot to learn and more time is needed to absorb it all.
Content and teaching excellent. However the room arrangement was better suited to the evening of the day we went out taking pictures. I found note taking and using PC for practice sessions awkward with having no flat surface to work on.
An excellent week - hospitality was up to the usual great standard! From my perspective, the photography was a wonderful mix of old favourites and new sites, and it was a shame the workshop had to end.
I enjoyed it but did find the hours challenging - to be trying to learn photoshop at 11pm when we had been up and around from 8.30 made it a very long, intense day.
My first visit, some others are repeat attenders and I'll probably join them. Overall: enjoyable, energetic and educational. I learnt alot thanks. Fieldwork was energetic (for me) and members were spread thinly around the landscape, nevertheless the indefatiguable John would magically appear at one's side to check on progress and just as mysteriously spirit himself away to join other members in turn, neglecting no-one. Back at base Gail would be organising the accommodation and menus to a very high standard so that everyone was well looked-after, a big thank you to her, not forgetting the sustaining packed lunches.
John's enthusiam and knowledge about for photography I second to none amd you come home with fire in your belly.
As usual, we got a personal welcome on arrival and a very welcome cup of tea. As a seasoned visitor to LPH it was wonderful to go to a few new locations and to have new culinary delights as well as some favorites too. Never know what to expect on the weather front in the Lakes but couldn't have asked for better - sun and some cloud, no rain, in February. Sometimes we think John does too much and actually one night off, maybe on Thursday (if guests all agree of course) would be ok. It was the week we went.