Originally hailing from Billericay, Essex and now back again after 18 years down the road in Hutton, I have been taking photographs for many years, buying my first SLR in 1996, unfortunately after taking a two month trip to Australia, but just in time for my honeymoon! Now I'm a full-time photography tutor with 19 years experience, and a daughter as well as a wife!
Having trained as a Guitar maker at the London Guildhall University, I subsequently worked for the Fire Service and Police in admin roles, but it wasn't until I decided to concentrate fully on photography that I felt truly comfortable in my working life.
Turning professional in 2002, I originally exhibited and sold Limited Edition Prints, but as time went on I found photography tuition to be a more rewarding and enjoyable aspect to concentrate on, starting workshops in 2003, and private tuition in 2007. I have tutored thousands of people, welcoming my 2,000th workshop participant in 2018.
I use Pentax cameras (see the gear listings here), and quality is very important to me; I use high-quality Pentax lenses, and will usually use a tripod to ensure crisp detail and accurate focus.
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Another Great Workshop
"Daniel consistently provides a variety of interesting workshops each year which afford great photo opportunities along with educational instruction for all levels of photographic ability and always a great sense of fun for the participants." David Whyman via Trustpilot
Had a thoroughly enjoyable and informative workshop
"Had a thoroughly enjoyable and informative workshop at the Tate modern and on the banks of the Thames. Daniel was very knowledgeable and incredibly patient, taking time with each participant to teach us about settings, composition, lighting and how he approaches different shots. It was a most relaxing afternoon and I can't wait to try out what I've learned in other locations. Would thoroughly recommend and wish I lived nearer to do some of Daniel's other workshops!" Joanne via Trustpilot
Great guy, great communicator, great knowledge
"So - you’ve invested £100s (£1000s?) in a great camera - but so many buttons and settings!! Now invest a little in yourself and let Daniel show you how to get the best from your camera. You will have fun, you will learn and get to put into practice!" Tony Johnson via Trustpilot
A great intro session
"A great session with Daniel at Weald country park - wanted to learn how to use my camera more (a Panasonic LUMIX compact), and Daniel explained everything clearly, showing example pics and drawings to help. We then went out to put it in practice - which was great, and to put into practice straight away really helped." Lisa via Trustpilot
Excellent day spent at Hyde Hall
"Excellent day spent at Hyde Hall with Daniel, despite the weather. Daniel managed to teach the uninitiated how a camera works, what all the buttons do, then we managed to get out and put it all into practice. Thank you and yes I will do my homework!!" Brendan Robinson via Trustpilot