Phil has helped many people on his workshops for several years from helping them with the transition of moving away from the auto setting to going out on location with them to help with good exposure control, filters, composition and simple editing techniques. Here are some comments from recent workshops.
'A few of us from our Camera Club travelled from Hampshire to stay at Hermiston House with Helen and Phil last Summer. It was an amazing trip - the Lake District offers so many opportunities for photography - whatever the weather and time of year. I remember, the best bit of the trip for me was getting up early and going straight out to catch the early morning light then returning for a memorable, delicious breakfast. After a day out photographing, with advice, hints and tips from Phil, we would return to quickly edit a few of our best images from the day, ready to show after we returned from supper in the local pub or hotel. It was fascinating to see how very different the images were that we each produced from the similar viewpoints. The accommodation was extremely comfortable and there was everything you could possibly need for a good night's sleep ready to go out again early the next morning. We would all love to return as a group sometime soon. Or even make our own way back to stay for another memorable few days and benefit from Phil's tuition.' - E Galimore
'Phil your knowledge and expertise is second to none, I could not recommend you enough. I have learned so much from the work shop I cant wait to book another date to get more training from your workshop. The food was just superb and and the rooms were beautifully laid out, it was so nice to meet such a lovely couple who are willing to go that extra mile. Your knowledge of the area was spot on. Thank you.' - M Hall
'Phil made it so easy, I learnt more in three hours than I have in four years; can’t wait to put it into practice at home and to try the next workshop… thanks Phil.' - J Bowie, Wiltshire.
'After a year of owning my camera and stuck on the auto setting, this workshop has given me the confidence to experiment. Phil ran the workshop depending on my own learning speed.' - J Povey, Hampshire.
'It was a brilliant day. Thank you Phil for your guidance and escorting us around some of your favourite photographic spots.' - E Taylor