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Here I list retailers and websites in which I think you may be interested. These are just my personal opinions, based on my own experience, so please don't blame me if your experience is different. However, I would quite like to know if it is.
If you have any comments on these, or would like to suggest others, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Ricoh, owners of the Pentax brand, produce some beautiful cameras. I've used Pentax digital SLRs since 2005, and currently use the K-3, and it's simply sublime. Build quality is only surpassed by the image quality, and Shake Reduction really makes a difference.
Don't buy a Canon or Nikon just because 'everybody else' does - we don't!
Essex Wildlife Trust manage over 8,200 acres of land on 89 reserves. As one of the most populous counties, it's vitally important that our green areas are conserved for the benefit of wildlife, which in turn benefits the human inhabitants.
Eden Falconry are a family business run by Andy and Lisa, and they're who I run my Birds of Prey photographyworkshops with. They're a lovely couple, who are devoted to their birds, and you can have a wide range of experiences with them, see their website for details.
One thing I particularly like is that they won't sell you something just because you've asked for it, they'll discuss your choices, and get to what's best for you, which often saves you money, certainly in the long run. Unfortunately, they don't sell Pentax at the moment...
SRS often do great deals on Pentax stock, and it's a great place to shop.
When I've needed to get books of my photos printed, I've turned to Blurb. With a massive range of options to customise your books exactly as you want them, you can really go to town on the self-publishing route.
Whether it's a coffee table book, or a year planner, they've got just about anything you could want, and it's all at a great price too.
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Totally normal man
"I was a little nervous having a man come to my house who I haven’t met before but Daniel was brilliant. He explained everything clearly and he didn’t rush the workshop. I was free to ask any questions as we went along. We went through my photos and helped me understand Lightroom. I would recommend anyone to Daniel. Helpful and friendly" Nicole Scott via Trustpilot
Birds of Prey workshop
"Attended a Birds of Prey workshop. Excellent opportunities for photographing birds both flying and perched. Daniel knew the location well and so backgrounds were suitable too. Photographing them flying is challenging and Daniel patiently took us through how to get the best shots. I have a great set of images from the day so thank you Daniel." Nevil Osborne via Trustpilot
London Photo workshop
"This was my second workshop with Daniel and it was excellent. I was introduced to the rest of the group and away we went stopping at different parts along the river Thames. The highlight for me was how varied the river actually is for taking photos and of course the harvest moon an added surprise that evening." Andrea Forshman via Trustpilot
Fun and accessible
"I have attended a number of courses and workshops with Daniel over the years and have always found them to be fun and accessible to attendees with a broad range of skills. No one feels left out and the days move at a good pace, with plenty of opportunity to take photos following a bit of classroom learning. I would recommend for beginners and experienced photographers alike." Anna Casbolt via Trustpilot
First Class Photography Tuition
"I have attended most of the courses run by Daniel and the only things remaining on my wish list are the London walks. Every course I have taken I have come away with knowledge and understanding, so if you’re hesitating, just sign up, you won’t regret it. Classes are small and friendly with some of the time on one to one tuition." Carol Ferguson via Trustpilot