thanks for a great weekend billie.we went to some great locations to try different things and i got a lot out of it.your enthusiasm made me feel relaxed and i found it easy to take your tips onboard.my camera will never be off manual mode again....to anyone thinking of booking billy,dont hesitate...highly recommended.
Thanks to Billy for a great experience on his intro to landscape photography, one day course. Billy's enthusiasm shines and makes you feel relaxed. I had an enjoyable, informative day and hope to do another course in the future. I would highly recommend him.
Really good day, lots of information to take in. although the weather wasn't that good we took a lot of good pictures. Already looking to do a photo shop course.
Just wanted to say that we both had a great day with you Billy on the Intro to Landscape photography & Photoshop one day course in March. We really appreciated your enthusiasm and knowledge and both feel that we have picked up a heap of invaluable tips. We hope to join you on a residential course in the future to keep on learning! Many thanks to both you and Donna for a really well organised course.
What a wonderful experience. I recently attended a two - day course with Billy. Being a beginner I felt a bit apprehensive, but I needn't have worried. Billy's patience and enthusiasm set me at ease. I learned so much and now can't wait to try out the techniques I was shown. Looking forward to being able to attend another course soon. Many thanks.
Thank you so much Billie for a great 2 day course including Glencoe, castles and photoshop. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and have learned so much in so many areas over the time spent with you. And your enthusiasm for photography is certainly infectious!! Also thanks to Donna for keeping me well informed via e-mails and providing lunch on Sunday! I will certainly look forward to other courses with you. Many thanks again!
The 4 day course was a wonderful experience which truly surpassed my expectations. Day 1 saw me begin to shoot in manual mode and halfway through day 2 I suddenly stopped and realised that I had been jumping out the car all day and shooting manually without even thinking about it. You'll also learn about composition and the importance of lighting, and how to make the most of whatever conditions you are faced with. Photoshop techniques are also covered. I was a complete novice with Photoshop, but I learned some advanced techniques that are invaluable to photographers. Overall it was a wonderful course, Billy's knowledge and skill are only surpassed by his infectious enthusiasm and patience. Don't sit and wonder if this is the course for you, just book it!
Just wanted to say a huge thank you to Billy for his knowledge and enthusiasm on the course. The day in Glencoe was fantastic - shame about the freezing wind and rain/snow showers but Billy was right, it did make for some excellent black and white shooting opportunities. Hope I can remember all of the hints and tips and very much looking forward to participating in a longer course in the future. Thanks again, Claire.
After attending a one day course with Billy last year there was no doubt I was going to participate in another. To that end I've have just been on Billy's Sutherland and Wester Ross 3 day session. Yet again I've not only had a few days with great company but come away with much more photography knowledge and know how. This is all down to Billy who can communicate at any level on all aspects of photography from the technical, compositional and post processing. I challenge any one not to be a better photographer after spending time with Billy. His research and knowledge of the locations is second to none which is matched by his enthusiasm. I'd also like to thank Donna for arranging the weather :-) . and also to David my fellow course member for making this course so enjoyable and great fun. in the words of Arnold Swartzeneger 'I will be back' Thanks again Billy and see you soon.
Had a great experience on your recent 1 day Landscape course - both the morning practical session and the afternoon editing taught me far more than I could ever have hoped for. Your enthusiasm & passion for landscape photography, Billy, shone through - and your ability to clearly explain both theory and practice was much appreciated. I very much hope to return and join you on one of your residential courses later this year. Many thanks again for a great day to remember.
Billy was an informative and approachable teacher and I really enjoyed my day in Glencoe. I came away feeling more confident of using my camera to its best abilities. Thank you.
Billy is highly knowledgeable and passionate about his photography. Throughout the two day course I was on he explained everything simply and logically which made me feel I might actually be able to take great pictures too! Hyperfocal distance is now a doddle, and i'll never take another picture again without using the histogram function. His enthusiasm for photography is infectious. Thanks Billy, another course will be booked in the future!
AMAZING weekend!! Billy's enthusiasm was totally infectious and his knowledge second to none.
I've never used the manual mode on my camera before but now I don't think I'll ever use anything else!
The day spent covering Lightroom and Photoshop was full of invaluable advice (and Donna's lunch was yummy!)
Can't recommend Billy and this course highly enough and I'll definitely be booking another (Assynt, Sutherland and Torridon, here I come!!)
I had a fantastic time with Billy in the Northumberland workshop last month (Jan 13). Location was mesmerising and managed to capture great shots. Fun was had by all, also due to great buddy participants Prasad and Heidi. I heartfully recommend Billy's courses to anyone who want to get into serious landscape photography. Can't wait for my next workshop with Billy in June :)
Billy, I had another wonderful photo trip this time Northumberland in January. Friends thought photos much better than last year which is down to your great way to patiently continue tutoring to my low level of technical skills. Company was great and rough weather gave a fantastic background to the landscape. Will have to come back for more. Heidi
This was my first photography course and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I received expert tuition in using my camera, composition and photography equipment (bought some new wellies on the advice of Billy!). The day was very relaxed and I gained so much confidence in using my equipment - so much so, I got up early the next day to get some shots of the bridge at Bridge of Orchy in the snow. I must also thank Mark Littlejohn who was part of the group. He was excellent company and introduced me to "big stopper" photography and gave excellent advice and hints and tips. I would definitely recommend Billy's courses and I'm looking forward to booking another one in the near future.
Billy just a note to say how much I enjoyed the course.It has now given me the confidence and understanding to use manual settings and has also cleared up some of the mysteries which at times felt a bit like the black arts.I will probably be in touch next year to arrange another visit as there is no doubt a lot to learn.Thanks again I will be sure to recommend you to anyone in the future.
Thanks for everything over the last three days Billy. I thoroughly enjoyed the course. I came hoping to learn how to move my photography up to the next level and left with a great understanding of what I need to do. It will take a lot of practice to get there but in this respect, the course fully met my expectations. But I got a lot more out of the course than I expected! I had never in my wildest dreams thought that photographing Glencoe in pitch darkness was possible. Or that trudging across a snowy moor in drizzle would result in fantastic photos. If you're thinking about booking one of Billy's courses, don't hesitate. He tailors the day to suit your needs and experience, and has such a wealth of knowledge that beginners and experienced photographers will each get a lot out of the experience. You will also visit some stunning locations which you may not have found or visited alone. Three days have never gone by so quickly!
Fantastic course, gained valuable information and learned about things I never even knew existed! Billy is very friendly and always has time to explain things! Will def be booking another course
I would recommend this course to anyone. Billy has so much patience, lots of inspiration and there is loads to learn for everyone, both out in the field and in the classroom. Thank you .......I will be back for more!!
Recently returned from another course which I found most worthwhile. Billy gave everyone excellent one-to-one tuition at all photo shoot locations. Back at the island base he also spent time guiding us through the processing of our images using Lightroom and photoshop on the laptops he had supplied. The course was well tailored to suit climatic conditions and individual levels of photographic experience . Would definitely attend another of Billy's courses.
I can thoroughly recommend a course with Billy. He eats, sleeps and breathes photography and passes his considerable knowledge onto his students at every opportunity. Whatever your level you are guaranteed to learn something from him and he makes the learning process easy and interesting.
Northumberland Coast and Castles – another excellent course! Billy researches his locations very well and works hard to ensure that course members have access to striking photo opportunities. Allied to his very professional approach is his infinite patience and ability to impart skills and information in a very pleasant manner. He continues to offer great courses in great locations which are both highly instructive and very enjoyable. I’ll be back!
Another great course with Billy. As always, he gives his advice freely with infinite patience and good humour. A thoroughly enjoyable practical experience wIth great photo opportunities. Billy's got these events just right - another one beckons I think!
I recently attended a course with Billy in the Glencoe area and it has been, without a doubt, the greatest single investment I have made in photography. Not only did I receive, what I am sure must be, the most professional tuition available to anyone in the use of my camera but also fantastic guidance and instruction in that all too complicated photo shop. I had the pleasure of three days with this magnificent and inspiring man and on return, I felt like deleting my whole Flickr stream as he had taken me to a level I thought unreachable. I had read manuals, I had watched videos, I had bought books but everything I read or watched left me feeling even more confused than before but Billy explained things to me in a way I understood them and now I am approaching everything in a more educated way. On a more personal note, here's the deal. I was not happy with what I was producing photographically,I almost bought a new camera and lenses but after looking at Billy's stream on Flickr I'm glad to say, common sense prevailed. Any extra money I spent would be better spent learning to use what I already owned and I cant tell you how happy I am that I made that decision. If you love photography and want to be better I cant encourage you enough to attend one of his courses, you will be amazed at how good you already are. It pays to know how to buy knowledge. Do it.
This was a fantastic course Billy! The landscape in Assynt and Sutherland is stunning and I definitely clicked with your technical approach to photography and the way that you have embraced image processing in Lightroom and Photoshop. It was also great to experience a real 'day in the life of a landscape photographer'! When the weather wasn't the best for landscapes it was interesting to turn to black and white, macro or long exposures to pass the time (and it passes quickly!). This course has definitely given me the encouragement to pack the car and get out there and start taking more photographs. Many thanks for your teaching and for your driving! Cheers, Colin
Fantastic. Billy you are inspirational and so patient. Blown away by the night time photo shoot and these will be my favourite pictures. Technically I have advanced so much and I am sure with practise I will improve on composition and choice of subject. Feel confident enough to try other aspects of photography and to explore photoshop. Pity it all went so quickly. Was worried that being a senior citizen it might have been too dificult for me to cope with both the terrain and the technical skills but your passion and patience made it a memorable experience. I will certainly do further courses with you. Thank you , thank you.
Had a great time and Billy was excellent in explaining the technicalities of where I was going wrong. I have a decent camera, but knew I was not getting the best out of it, I routinely used the iA mode or the predefined modes of the camera. I most definitely steered away from the "manual mode", where you are in complete charge of the camera .... too scary !!. Now after being on the course, I only use the manual setting!, with the big difference being, that I still make mistakes and produce poor pictures, but , now I have the knowledge as to where I went wrong, and then fix it. To prove the point, after the course was over I travelled to Smoo Cave in Sutherland and took a picture of an underground waterfall in very dark conditions ..... it came out really well, I know for a fact that a few weeks earlier I would have got frustrated and gave up, not knowing what I had done wrong. I would recommend the course to anyone wanting to improve upon their camera skills.
Dr. David Tsang
This was my first photography course and I had a great time. Billy is a very patient teacher and I learnt a great deal about my camera as well as landscape photography. I have no doubt that I will book another course with Billy next year.
Billy, thankyou. It was a great course because of the small numbers and the venue ( not the weather!!) and, in particular your enthusiasm without being over the top, your patience, ability to expain things logically and simply, your positiveness and encouragement ( you are a good teacher) I would come again. How about a trip to Australia. I went from Scotland to the fjords of Norway and sunshine!! Now there's a good spot for landscape photography and mountain walking. I got some good shots of the Buchaille on the way back to Glasgow destined a big image and hanging up at work. Best wishes in the future
We had fantastic time on the course and learned an awful lot about both the technical and artistic aspects of photography. It has armed us with the knowledge to advance our skills. Billy was a patient and charming teacher and allowed us to set our own pace of learning. I cannot recommend this course enough
Great course! I've learned more about my camera and discovered that Lightroom and Photoshop needn't be so difficult to work with. The small group was ideal and gave plenty of room for individual attention, and the choice of location was just fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed the 4 days in and around Ullapool.
I can't thank you enough for a brilliant 3 day course . I've learnt alot about my cameras functions , how to take a decent photo and as non user of photoshop, ,probably through fear and being computer illiterate ,being able to enhance my photos like I never thought I would do. I look forward to joining you on another one of your courses very soon. Many thanks . Kind regards Neal
A thoroughly enjoyable weekend course, a must for anyone who wants to learn more about their camera and post photo editing, take better pictures etc. The landscape cannot fail to inspire you. Even someone who thinks they are experienced will learn loads. Photoshop was a scary thought but not anymore thanks to Billy who made it appear very easy and understandable. Billy was on hand for help, guidance, hints and tips galore throughout. I learnt an extreme amount, even about my own camera which I thought I knew well enough. Billy (and Donna) were great all weekend, and from first making contact, nothing was too much trouble at all. I look forward to attending another weekend or more in the not so distant future. Here's to better pictures!! Thanks again, John
Really enjoyed the weekend. Can't believe how little I knew about my own camera or that I thought that once I'd downloaded the images, my work was done!! Off to play with photoshop and practice my new found skills.
Hi Billy, Thanks again for another great workshop. The long weekend in Sky was very well organised around great locations and making the best of each day according to the weather. Climbing up the mountain in the dark to shoot the Old Man of Storr at sunrise was a great highlight for me. Your willingness to share your knowledge on camera skills and digital processing techniques is really appreciated.
Billie, your course had been great fun and I learned how to take photos manually for the first time in my life! The photos I took home give me lovely memories and my talk about meters etc made my neighbour dig out her camera and try out my new found skills and advice. Is that career progression or what? Missing 'sheep' and related jokes, though. Northumberland it will be next after exercising my camera for a while. The Sky and Assynt course was the most pleasurable way I have learnt new skills. Highly recommended all round.
Billy has loads of patience, a great deal of experience and knowledge, and a willingness to pass it on. Great value, and a lot of fun as well.
I recently did a week course in skye and ullapool and I have come back with not only more knowledge on photography, but also life changing experiences that I will never forget! Billy was so welcoming and relaxed that he made you feel at ease while you were leaning pretty detailed stuff and he was always there to help if and when you needed him. A very patient and hilarious man with a lot of passion to help others succeed. I can now say I'm friends with Photoshop and Lightroom and that I have a lot less fears than when I first went up to skye! Overall it was a wonderful week and I won't hesitate to book on another of Billy's courses. They're a real must for any photographer wanting to learn a lot more about the subject in a relaxed but very informative manor. All that's left to say is thank you Billy for changing the way I see the world and capture it with my camera! You taught me everything I wanted to know and much much more while also helping me learn a lot more about myself too. The sheep will definitely be back one day!
Sinead and I thoroughly enjoyed our day. It was really informative, great fun and great lunch (thanks Donna)
We definitely hope to attend other courses with Billy.
I learnt more in one fun packed day with Billy than I would have in a year left to my own devices! Nothing was too much trouble for Billy he ensured that myself and the other two folks on the course had plenty of 'one to one' tuition. I can't thank Billy and Donna enough for a great day. I would strongly recommend one of Billy's courses and I will be back for one of the longer ones as soon as the piggy bank is full!!
I completed a one day course on 10 March, with my sister and a friend. This was an amazing experience. Highly recommend this to amateur and experienced photographers. Billy is so knowledgable is so many areas and the information he provides is invaluable. One to one interaction helps perfect the experience. Thanks Billy will definitely be back
Wow, wow, wow, what a fantastic course. Until Saturday I had never had my camera on manual mode. I had tried various settings but could never really figure them out. Billy is amazing, my sister, a friend and myself booked the three places on the course. We all just felt so relaxed with Billy and he is so knowledgeable. I can not recommend this enough and would encourage anyone thinking about doing this just to do it. On top of that Billy even gave us cookery advice, loved every minute.
Thanks for everything Billy and Donna
I thoroughly enjoyed my Introduction to Landscape Photography. Not only was it a fun day out with like-minded people, but Billy really took the time to make sure everyone enjoyed themselves and helped everyone individually no matter what stage of photography they were at. The scenery was beautiful, and being a total amateur photographer I can honestly say I learned so much from Billy in just one day. Would definitely recommend any course with him!
What can I say appart from brilliant. Billie was just great fun to be with, his knoledge on the subject, photoshop and the lacation was extensive yet explained in a simple and easy way(several times if needed) I would recomend this course to anybody with an interest in photography.Don't change anything.I will come again.(sorry Billie you have not got rid of me this easy!!!)
Exceptional on all accounts. The course was fantastic - there were three different abilities and we were all catered for. The learning environment was lovely, calm and exciting. Billy you are an amazing photographer and you were incredible in your ability to motivate and inspire us to learn about taking photos and really enjoy it. We'll definitely be returning, Indira and Peter
I have taken part in two of Billys courses over the past 12 months or so. I would highly recommend them, no matter what level you think you are in photography. Firstly, he ensures that there are a max of three students on any course which means that everyone gets a lot of one-to-one tuition. Secondly, his location choices are second to none. Thirdly, you will get a lot of good, practical advice on how to use your camera before you even press the shutter release. Fourthly, (that doesn't sound right - is it a proper word?) once you have taken your picture you will be presented with a workflow via Lightroom and Photoshop that I believe to be second to none. I am extremely keen on my photography and like to think that I've worked hard on it over the last couple of years but I can safely say that on each occasion I've met him I've always come away knowing more. I'd like to finish by saying that each trip has been like a true holiday - a great atmosphere from start to finish and (especially on my last trip to Skye and Assynt) great company with Billy, Boyd Hunt and young Pete Clayton. I'd highly recommend one of Billys courses.
I had a completely wonderful time, the first day was extremely enjoyable and the scenery in Glencoe is breath taking. Could not fully explain in such a short paragraph the amount of information and tips that I picked up from Billy, he explained the techniques such as composition, exposure, focusing, depth of field etc in the most simplest of terms, which has certainly helped me to understand how to plan and capture the images I am looking for. The second day was also very enjoyable and Billy explained how to organise and how to get the best from my images using the slightest of adjustments when processing, overall the tips and advice I picked up from Billy a week ago has already made a difference to how I enjoy and approach my photography Billy always took his time and made me feel at ease when answering all my questions, I had an absolutely fabulous time one in which I would certainly repeat. Finally cheers Donna for the sannies and the coffee they were great and for the directions.
I had an absolutely fantastic day with Billy. The course was informative, fun, diverse and to top it off, I had the back-drop of Glencoe as my subject! If you want to learn photography as a beginner or even just enhance your photography skills, then I would definitely recommend Billy. His skill and patience is second to none. Thank you for all your assistance over the two day course. I really do feel more confident and have a better understand of the art of photography. And thanks for sandwiches on Sunday, Donna.
We had a good day out with the cameras on the Glencoe day shoot. Although weather wasn’t great Billy showed us what to appreciate in different conditions. As well as teaching the photography skills Billy shared his knowledge of the locations we visited. He knows a great deal about cameras, lenses and accessories and I really appreciate his advice.
I would like to thank you for a fantastic day course. I took away a great deal including a better understanding of camera settings right through to improving photo editing in Lightroom and Photoshop. The small group works so well and Billy is a fountain of knowledge in the subject and his passion for photography is inspirational. I would love to attend another course in the near future.
Excellent course, well delivered. Advice and support were delivered at an appropriate level. Billy's knowledge is superb and his enthusiasm for photography (and sharing his expertise) is second to none. In the words of The Terminator "I'll be back!"
Brilliant course. I am an absolute beginner and Billy's advice was patient, tremendously useful and excellent. Learning about Photoshop was fascinating. Billy's enthusiasm for his subject is infectious and as a result, the day flew in. Donna should get some TOP praise for the delicious sandwiches too!
Just like to say thanks for the recent 3 day landscape course in Glencoe. Although the weather was not great at times i still managed to get good shots when i would normally sit it out and stay at home. Billy made photoshop look so easy and i learned more over the few days than i have done reading the massive manuals you get. I may still need to book a photoshop course in the future tho as i will forget it all by the time i buy myself a copy.
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the 3 day landscape workshop with Billy.Apart from his knowledge and enthusiasm for photography, he's a dammed good host.I gained a lot of valuable information throughout the course and the section on photoshop is excellent.Although not new to photography ,I very rarely do landscapes but having done this course,that's going to change. Thanks again Billy,I definately will be in Glencoe and the surrounds in the very near future.
Being a genuine beginner I can thoroughly recommend this day course. Billy is hugely experienced and knowedgeable and answered all and every question asked. The group was small and he had time to spend on a one to one basis. My knowedge of my camera and techniques came on leaps and bounds just from this one day course. I had read about shooting in manual and using RAW but was daunted by the prospect of using them. That changed and I now almost exclusively shoot in manual and always use RAW. Thanks Billy, and for the Photoshop tuition in the afternoon. You managed to de-mystify the digital darkroom and workflow too. For anyone considering some tuition I would thoroughly recommend Billy Currie.
Just like to say thanks for the 7 day course, although the weather was not as good as it could have been we certainly made the most of it. Anyone who reads this should seriously think about one of Billy's courses. He is always there to give help & advice & is not afraid to divulge information about photography that I am sure some other professional photographers would keep to themselves. In fact, any aspiring photographer would be foolish not to accompany Billy on one of his courses, you learn so much & the best of it is...you remember it too.
We were up for a dawn shoot every day & although we never saw a sunrise, we were there taking the moody & minimalist images. We also saw the sunset every evening & although most of them were still behind heavy low lying cloud, every minute of every day was taken up with positive thinking behind it. On our second day we had that much rain that we went back to the cottage & worked on Lightroom & Photoshop.
The whole course was light hearted & fun, expecially when we went to Loch Assynt to photograph the ruined castle in the pitch dark with only a 3.5million candle power torch to light up the island & castle. The shots that came out of that shoot we to be seen to be believed & it was Billy's advice that got us there in the end.
Just like to say thanks to Mark & Boyd who were on the course with us, we all got along really well, seemed to have a similar sense of humour & did plenty of laughing. I would not hesitate to accompany you all on another outing sometime in the future. Many thanks, Peter Clayton.
Just returned from the 7day Skye, Sutherland & Torridon course. Fantastic! Billy's relaxed and friendly nature, combined with his obvious passion for photography and knowledge of the best locations, made this a great week.
The processing tuition at the end of each day was excellent and all done on laptops provided.
The accommodation was great too. All in all, a brilliant week that I'd recommend to anyone wanting to improve their photography skills and have fun at the same time. Thanks Billy.
I had a fantastic day out with Billy, very friendly and he really helped me progress my photography. One day isn't enough, my letter to Santa has been written!!
Thanks Billy for a very informative day. It was great to get away from auto mode, with a useful morning of getting to grips with camera functions, then putting that into practice. The handouts will be very useful and so thoughtful to have the small laminated ones which fit nicely into my camera bag. The afternoon with file management and your knowledge of Photoshop for image enhancement was most encouraging. And thanks Donna for lunch and friendly hospitality. I will definitely be looking at other courses on offer. Thanks again.
I had a wonderful informative day on Billy's day course. We were supposed to go to Glen Coe but the weather was terrible so Billy had a few East Coast options up his sleeve where the weather was forecast to be better. The locations were fantastic, the tuition was second to none and I am currently working out when I can get on another course! I have also enjoyed looking at Billy's photos on Flickr, they are outstanding.
Thanks so much for such a great experience.
A thoroughly enjoyable course.Thank you Billy for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm and providing such a relaxed atmosphere.
Thanks for another fantastic workshop, Billy! After spending four days at the course on Skye I was amazed at the great improvements in both my photographic skills and post-processing techniques.
Every aspect of Billy’s workshops is thoroughly organized and taken care of with utmost professionalism, yet delivered in a very relaxed and fun atmosphere. Billy is not only a passionate and very talented photographer but also a very knowledgeable and patient teacher that will put at ease even the absolute beginner.
Billy’s courses offer a perfect mix of photographic shooting at amazing locations and post-processing work with the latest versions of Lightroom and Photoshop. Billy provides practical and handy data sheets on all the main photography aspects covered during the workshop as well as instruction manuals on digital darkroom techniques and a load of additional resources and links for further study and research.
I can’t recommend Billy’s courses highly enough and can’t wait to be able to join another of his fantastic workshops in the future.
Hi Billy, just to say thanks for a great weekend, I learnt more in the 4 days than 4 weeks of reading the manual. I will certainly becoming on another course.
Great weekend of photography with Billy. His passion for photography really shone through and his teaching style is warm and friendly. Learnt more in a few hours than weeks scouring through the books. I'll be back soon!!
Dr Alan Brown
Castles and Glens Photo Weekend- This was an excellent course delivered by our tutor Billy who was absolutely on top of his subject which he delivered in a very clear,friendly and patient way. I look forward to returning for more. Thoroughly recommended.
Another great day of photography with Billy. Forget the new lens book a day with Billy as he'll take your landscape photography to a new level. No matter the weather you will get that picture for the wall.
Dear Billy, Thank you for another very successful workshop. You're very generous with your knowledge of photography,photoshop and (very importantly ) great sites . Both you and Donna have made us feel very welcome and it was a pleasure to spend the day with you. I hope to book another workshop soon. Dorothy
I would just like to thank Billy for a fantastic one day course enabling us to finally turn that dial from automatic to manual. I had previously read lots of theory but never managed to successfully put it into practice. Billy managed to explain everything in a way that was easy to understand and made a lot of sense. He has such a passion for photography and his genuine desire to help you was obvious throughout. I can't believe how quickly the day went with so much covered and for the first time ever it seems to have sunk in! Thanks must also go to Donna for a lovely spread at lunchtime to see us through the afternoon. We came home with some very useful handouts and will look forward to booking another course to learn even more in the future. Thanks again, Kirsteen & James.
An excellent few days in Glencoe. Billy is an excellent ttutor and I had no idea that so much could be achieved with dark, brooding skies and rain to create brilliant images. Billy is completely unselfish in sharing his knowledge and experience - I will definitely book another course with him.
Billy knows all the great locations and his friendly, down to earth personality really made the few days in Glencoe a lot of fun. Thanks to you both for another great course.
Me and my brother thoroughly enjoyed the course and learnt some great skills. I have some wicked photos and will definatley be taking my photography further. I am planning to invest in a zoom lense and some ND filters! Would definitely be interested in doing a futher course in a different area.
Thanks for an enjoyable day. Loved how much I learned in just one day's shooting. Feel lots more comfortable and confident in using my camera's manual settings now, thanks to your excellent teaching. Note to other beginners like me! Book a course you wont be disappointed and will come away a better photographer.
Thank you very much for a most enjoyable day of photography. The choice of venues was fantastic and in no way dimished by the changeable weather. It was clear that Billy knew where to go and what to do to get the best pictures. He started us off with a sound technical basis which allowed us to spend most of our time on taking pictures ourselves. It was greaty to chat with Billy throughout the day, picking up tips.By the end of the day I felt that I had really moved onto a new level.
A very informative day spent in great surroundings which can only help me in the future. Thanks again Billy!
Billy, I just wanted to say thanks for the great day out in Glencoe yesterday. Your knowledge of photography (and great locations) were a real inspiration! Thanks again Paul.
Hi Billy, just want to thank you again for the terrific workshop at Wester Ross. Everything about it was great, accommodation, locations, and your expertise in photography and editing. Also thanks to Donna for all the last minute arrangements she made on my behalf. It was my first visit to Wester Ross and I still can't get over how beautiful the whole area is. I will definitely go back. Thanks again, Anne
Can't believe I learned so much in one day. I've struggled to get to grips with shooting in manual mode for two years, always reverting to auto, but with Billy's systematic method of teaching and his patience I had it sussed in no time. Billy is a real down to earth guy, making it easy to ask questions without feeling stupid.
Thanks also to Donna for her hospitality and lovely lunch.
My only regret is that I should've done this sooner.
Hi Billy, I would like to say what an amazing time I had on the Blair Drummond Safari Park course at the end of May. I learned so much more than the previous courses I have been on! Many thanks for your help, Alexine
Thanks to both of you for a great day. Billy was really relaxed about the structure of the day, very friendly and I have to say, I learnt more in the one day with Billy than I have on other courses. Will definitely try and get another course booked soon. Thanks again.
John M Lang
Billy and I arranged a 1-1 course at short notice in Glencoe. The structure was dictated by me according to my requirements. We had a very fruitful and full two days. I am still assimilating all the content together with a large number of photos still to be processed. It was worth every penny and I am confident I am now a better landscape photographer. Thanks Billy for all your enthusiasm.
thanks for a great workshop, relaxed , informative, great locations, high class images ,and very enjoyable. billy is an excellent teacher and ensures everyone from beginner to advanced leaves more knowlegeable .
Hi Billy and Donna, Just wanted to drop a note thanking you both for a most enjoyable weekend, Billy for all the tuition and techniques and Donna for all the fab food and hospitality, and you both for making us most welcome in your home. i have never done anything like this before and you made it a fantastic experience. Now its down to me to put what i have learned into practice, and I cant wait to get out and about and get some shooting done, however Billy I dont think I will be following your lead and getting up at 2am, I think 5.30am will do me fine for now!! Many thanks again
Hi Billy, Just to thank you a lot for the fantastic two days in Scotland. Your passion for photography is great and the knowledge is vast! ... Not only you take great shots and you know the right places but you are also a great "teacher" as you are able to explain photography with implicity by assisting your students at 360 degrees: on the camera, technically, composition + various other great tips on software, lens etc...
Please also thank your wife for the kind hospitality.
Thanks again for your time
hi billy, just to say a big thanks for making my trip to skye so unforgettable, your knowledge and patience was second to none, i have some fantastic images from our evening shoots!! will be looking to see when i can make time to go on another trip, thanks again
This was a really great course over 4 days with (very) early starts and late finishes. Magical scenery and some wonderful photo opportunities. Best of all- no midges in April.
Great help and support from Billy made this a long weekend very well spent.
Hi Billy and Donna, just a quick note to thank you for a great course. All the arrangements went very smoothly with excellent communications. When we got to Skye we were driven to some stunning locations where Billy was always on hand to help out with tips and advice. Billy also provided plenty of help with Photoshop. All in all, this was a great experience and one I would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone thinking of booking.
Just a small note and a big thanks to you Billy for an excellent 2 day course, although the weather wasn't the best your instruction will be sure to help me progress and take the next step in my digital escapade,the 2nd day of the course going through photoshop was a breath of fresh air, I would like to say that anyone who is thinking about this course please do it as you will learn a lot and the instruction is very user friendly.
Hello Billy & Donna
I would like to thank you both for all the hard work you put into preparing and running the weekend course. The itinarary was free and easy going to match the weather, the participants and what we found interesting. Prior to the course I was not sure about all the post photo shoot computer work, but the easy steps and methodical approach has made me realise how important this is for maximising the potential of my shots.
Donna - your hospitality was much appreciated and once again many thanks to both of you for an enjoyable two days. I would have no hesitation in advising this as a very good course.
Thanks for a great weekend workshop, Billy - it was packed full of information, and just what I needed. It filled in many of the gaps for me. Hoping I can make it along on another course before too long!
Hi Billy, just wanted to thank you for a wonderful photography course at Loch Ard the other week. It was a pleasure to meet you and tap in to some of your expertise. You have such a relaxed and friendly teaching style that makes students feel at ease.The hospitality back at your house was fantastic as well and we could have (and very nearly did) stay all night getting great tips and hints on Lightroom & Photoshop. I would recommend this for all levels of photographers. Cheers Allan.
Hi Billy, Just to thank you for the course last week up in Glencoe, shame about the weather Friday/Saturday, but Sunday was spectacular even in two foot of snow, Bert thought I had been shooting in black & white. I learned so much - you are a very patient teacher for some one learning about shooting in manual and you have inspired me to continue - just need to upgrade the camera!! I have noticed also that I see things with a 'photographers eye', what would make a good shot and how to compose it and I am doing this on the drive to work! Learning about photoshop and all its possibilities was an eye opener although at the moment still getting to grips with new Mac. Aperture or Photoshop to follow. Thanks again Debbie
Thanks for all your help you made using the camera so simple to understand along with software processing. Looking forward to taking some great shots now and coming along to a future course
Hi Billy, Had a really great time on the Castles and Glens course. The first session was a very long day, but the time was truly well spent with strong locations, fantastic weather and really good advice for all aspects of photography. Chasing rainbows around muddy fields was a real bonus as well.
The second day provided a really good insight into the software packages that can be used to enhance the photographs.
I would really recommend this course to anyone wanting to develop their photography regardless of their experience.
It was my first trip to Scotland and my first SLR camera to get to grips with. I was thrilled with the idyllic locations and Billy was so knowledgeable about each area. From mountains with a winter sunrise, beach sunset, stunning still lakes, I am now gripped with a new hobby of landscape photography - thanks Billy for all of your help with camera manual settings and the Photoshop workshops.
Had a fabulous time in Scotland where Billy took us to some breath-taking locations. The selection of locations and time were spot-on and the workshops very informative, making you feel very comfortable using the software to enhance your pictures.
It does not matter whether you are only beginning with camera or are quite advanced, you will certainly benefit from the great tutor that Billy is. Would recommend to anyone looking to up their game and become a better photographer (I know that I’ll join the next course as soon as the time allows).
Quick note to thank Billy in person for the hints and tips he taught me on my recent one day course. Learned more from Billy in the one day than I had learnt to date. Will definately attend other courses with Billy. Thanks again and will be in touch. Regards, Ed
As I was short of time and unable to do Organised Courses, Billy and Donna set up over two weekends a very effective, enjoyable and economic bespoke photography experience. Fieldwork and Photoshop is uniquely 'Open Book' and intuitively structured. Very informative but above all, STIMULATING!!! I would recommend learning from a Master and very much hope to return soon for more passion and enthusiasm. Great experience and many thanks.
I did a one-day "Digital Darkroom Techniques" course with Billy, based in the classroom. Billy's background in IT, passion for photography and proven ability to take inspirational images mean he is well-qualified to lead such courses. But he is also a very natural teacher and this is what made the course special. Through his hands-on tuition and clear notes, he conveyed both his knowledge and passion for his subject. I learnt a lot about LightRoom and Photoshop in this session, and I'd love to do a field trip with him sometime soon too. Donna's arrangements also were meticulous. Highly recommended!
I attended a weekend Castles and Glens course to gain knowledge and experience of taking landscape photographs, and to find out how to obtain professional standard images. The weekend also included tutorials in using Lightroom and Photoshop, this session was extremely useful and I was able to enhance some of the photographs I had taken the previous day. The course certainly fulfilled my expectations and I hope has enabled me to think before I shoot. I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to improve their techniques. The hospitality shown to me by Billy and Donna was exceptional, and the small number on the course meant plenty of time for hands on learning.
Billy, Thanks for a great day on Saturday despite the weather. I really appreciated te way you let me dictate the level of detail and structure of the day - it did mean that I managed to do all I wanted and I'm now very comfortable with the basics of Photoshop.
Just thought I would drop you a note to say how much I enjoyed myself on your 2 day course in October. Despite the bad weather we had a great day at Castle Stalker, Kilchurn Castle and Rannoch Moor. Your enthusiasm for your work shone through all day and the gentle way you had of keeping me on the right track using the techniques you showed me led to a very enjoyable and informative day. I found that despite your modesty your methods for capturing the scenes and doing them justice to be outstanding. On the second day at your custom built classroom your well thought out and comprehensive guide and notes made picking up on your knowledge of Photoshop enjoyable and very quick. I have went from being useless with PS to being able to produce a good result in the space of a day, Amazing!. In all I will be happy to recommend your courses to all my friends in the camera club and still cannot believe what great value you offer for such a good course. I wish you every success in the future and I will certainly be booking with you again in the near future.
I just want to thank you for all your help at the recent Glencoe course. I feel I learned so much and have continued to learn more since I returned thanks to all the additional resource links you provided.
Your knowledge of locations was excellent as was the instruction on photography and equipment.
I would highly recommend your courses and will definitely enrol for another course next year
Thank you so much for your patience on the Trossachs workshop. I joined the course with very little camera knowledge and now feel confident using my camera in all modes. The shooting locations were fantastic, your facilities were perfect and your enthusiasm and encouragement really really helped me. Im just so excited to get out there now and put your words into practise. Thanks Billy
Thanks for the wonderful workshop, Billy, and for being such a generous, inspirational and caring teacher. As an absolute beginner I was surprised by how much I have learned in such a short time and how my approach to photography has been totally transformed. And I still can?t believe some of the images I took are true! The spectacular location and your passion for photography made your course a truly amazing experience.
I would just like to say thank you for a very enjoyable and informative course. I still can't believe how easy it was to go from auto to manual, it was worth it for that alone.
I just wanted to say thanks Billy for the wonderful Glencoe workshop. The locations and time of day you selected where perfect. Also the advice on; the use of my camera, composition and focal lengths are something I will try and remember (no promises though) .
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say THANKS for a fantastic workshop! I was serious when I said I learned more in a couple of days than I have in the last couple of years. The new photographic techniques and wonderfully simple methods of processing using Lightroom and Photoshop are really helping all of my images, old and new. There is no doubt that my photographic skills improved significantly during the holiday, far more than I realized at the time resulting both in a higher number of keepers and good results from places I had failed to get decent shots previously. It's a pleasure to be able to say there wasn't a single thing that could have been done differently or better as every single thing met or exceeded my expectations. If you are reading this because you are thinking about going on one of Billy's workshops then I couldn't recommend it highly enough. Billy is very relaxed, knowledgeable and puts you at ease the minute he meets you. The measure of a great teacher is when you don't realise how much you are learning because you are having so much fun. I can't believe I was nervous about turning up. After completing the workshop my passion for photography has definitely been reignited, so much so, later in the week once I confirm my holidays I will be booking one of your longer holidays. Can't wait, see you soon
Fantastic, I loved every part of it. What a beautiful country complimented perfectly with top class tution. See you soon