Summer news

Now we’re approaching the end of Summer (don’t shoot the messenger!) it’s time to indulge yourself and dust off that expensive camera you bought but perhaps don’t get the best from.


But before that, why not get out this weekend and see some of the best wildlife photography of the year. We’re having a group outing at 2.30pm on Saturday 10th August to see the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at Brighton Museum. It’s strictly a social event and provides an opportunity to meet your fellow photographers and photography enthusiasts. There’s no Meetup organiser fee, you just pay the exhibition admission charge on the day. See the full listing in the group for more details.


There’s another weekend 2-hour Beginner’s session on Saturday 17th at 2pm on the seafront, too. Pop along  and learn how to get your camera off Auto and get some creative control of your photographs.


If you’re feeling more ambitious, a new Beginners’ Creative Photography course and an Intermediate Creative Photography course start this September, too at Brighton Girls school on Montpelier Road, Brighton.

You can secure your spot on either course with a 50% deposit. Balance payable by 1st September.

You can see some my April 2019 course attendees photos here and read what they had to say about the course.


There’s more planned for Spring next year, too, including full one-day sessions on specific areas of photography, Introductory Photoshop for Photographers sessions and even a trip to sunnier parts for a City Shoot and Landscape Photography weekends.

It’s all go, so join us and learn to enjoy your photography again or simply learn a new skill and make some new friends in a friendly and supportive environment.

For full details visit either my website or the Meetup group.

I hope to see you soon.


Whatever happened to Bill Black?

Whatever happened to Bill Black?

In case you think that the site has been relatively quiet of late - you're right!

Following a recent accident I had to have minor surgery on my right arm which has meant that I have not been able to update the website as much as I had hoped.

However, in the next week or two I will begin updating the site more frequently with new Beginners’ and Intermediate courses planned for September and one-day courses scheduled across the summer weekends.

Thank you for your patience and I look forward to seeing you all soon.

More to come

Each of the photo sections only has 12 photos in it. This is deliberate, to give you a sample of the type of photos I took on the trip.

My photographic trips to China and California were longer than the others, however, so I will be adding new photos to these sections.

You can subscribe to receive an email telling you whenever new photos are added.

I also kept a blog of my 2013 California trip which you can find by clicking here or on the image below.