Joint Workshop In Belfast October 2016

Super excited to announce that I will be working alongside fellow PAGB Master Ross McKelvey to joint host a studio/creative editing workshop on Saturday and Sunday 15th & 16th October 2016 in Belfast.

The day will begin with a very informative studio shoot featuring 2 beautiful and experienced models (and some of my unique costumes) – then after lunch we will get creative 🙂

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Both Ross and I have lots of experience in running our own workshops and I think its fair to say that quite a number of delegates who have attended one (or more) of our workshops have had images that have gone on to win awards both nationally and internationally.

So, if you want any further information please contact me via the form below and I will give you more info…… by the way, there are limited places and they are going VERY VERY fast

PS I will also be around on Monday 17th & 18th October in the Belfast area so if you would like to book some time with me for an individual creative post processing session please contact me ASAP using the contact form below







Thank You



This is a personal big THANK YOU to all the people who have sent me private messages and even a beautiful card  to say how much they enjoyed the Manor House Costume shoot and/or the Photoshop Workshop which took place last weekend.

It has taken many months of planning,  transatlantic phone calls, Face Timing. and flights between myself and Marie Otero…. but hopefully all of the hard work has paid off and the weekend seems to have been well received.

This coming weekend sees us doing it all again with the beautiful Portia Victoria and Jess Wilcock……  and I have to say I am really looking forward to it !!!

PS  We have already planned another shoot for June…… this time it will be Fine Art Nudes 🙂



Official “launch”

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The Costume Manor House Photographic Workshop (which I hinted about on my last blog) has now been scheduled for the 22nd March 2015.

The  most surprising thing is that there is ONLY 1 PLACE LEFT because a number of people contacted me (after they had  read my blog) to register an interest in finding out more… and when they found out more…… they went ahead and booked their place!

Due to the fact a couple of people couldn’t make the 22nd March, but still very much wanted to attend the workshop, Marie and I decided to arrange another costume shoot for Saturday 14th March…. so we booked the Manor House again  ….and 2 people have already secured their place.

Marie Otero is coming over from the USA and for those who don’t know her she is an instructor for the PSA (Photographic Society of America) who teaches Photography and Digital Art & Digital Painting at workshops in the USA and Europe with great success. She has won a number of International Photography Awards including a Royal Photographic Society Gold medal for her image Shipwrecked Stranger and Gold Medals for her Black and White Architecture work and Creative compositions.

For my part… I have organized a number of very successful photographic seminars including quite a few Fine Art Nude Photographic workshops and a good majority of those attendees who submitted the resulting images from the shoot to the various salons and exhibitions, gained awards at national and international level – some were fortunate enough to be awarded gold medals! –  which, as the organizer of the event, is very satisfying.

So along with the Costume Manor House Workshop Marie and I will be hosting a Photoshop for Photographers Workshop on the 15th March and the 21st March for a day of exploration with Photoshop, learning about textures, layers, layer masks, compositing and lighting your images post production. There are a couple of people already booked on these workshop and I am sure that it will be of interest to others too. Please be aware that there are only a very very limited number of places for this workshop.

I have to say that both Marie and I have been overwhelmed by the response to these workshops even before they have been “launched” to the wider world.

So, if I had a red ribbon, I would be cutting it now and declaring the Costume Manor House Photographic and Photographers Photoshop workshops… OPEN and a warm welcome to all of you who have already booked.

If you would like to find out more please go to

Tantalising Textures


After being asked many times about the various textures I use in my creative images,  I have put together a pack of 8 textures which may be of interest to some people

Here is the link for you to check out the textures (Pack #1) etc and how to contact me for more details

I used one or two of the textures in Pack #1 in the picture which is featured below

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