Meet the people behind North West Photography Courses
Tony is a former Police officer whose passion for photography eventually overtook his interest in putting bad people behind bars…
Tony developed a love of photography back in the film days and has travelled the world on photographic assignments and recently returned from a shoot in Hong Kong but is never happier than helping other people realise what they can achieve with a camera.
Not surprisingly he is CRB checked as is everyone at North West Photography Courses – a small detail but we want every angle covered for the peace of mind of our students.
Barrie has an international reputation, as you would expect from someone who ran for Great Britain at the Mexico Olympics. These days he is never happier than staying very, very still for long periods as he takes stunning photographs of birds and mammals from a dormouse to cheetahs.
Barrie’s work has been used in a wide range of nature photography publications and a more calm, patient tutor you could not wish to find.
Our “Friends and Family”
This where we begin and end our courses – the historic and award winning Pack Horse Inn. A proper pub with open fires a restaurant and a warm welcome from Carol and John.
We have a private room where we can spread out and review the day’s work. Naturally you are welcome to stop and have a drink and a meal if you wish.
Our other home from home is The Spread Eagle Hotel in the centre of the picturesque village of Lymm in Cheshire. Photography courses in Cheshire are a new addition to our offer.
This is Ben the farrier. Not just any farrier, he wins national competitions in his craft and it is a joy to watch him at work in his forge. We can arrange to photograph Ben at work in his forge (very limited space so only available on one-to-one or pairs courses).
This is Sally who runs Birtle Riding Stables, offering us an endlessly changing setting for our photography workshops.
The stables are just a few metres from where we start our courses and provide subjects which photographers of every level of ability will find of interest. The horses themselves will inspire you with their beauty and individual personalities and the setting of a busy working stable yard sums up our unique blend of rural and human activity.
Peace of Mind
We want everything we do to be to be about a high quality, professional experience so as well as your tutors being CRB checked, we take the care of our students carefully in the form of full public liability insurance.