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Lake Garda Fly ‘n’ Shoot

There’s something about mountains… It could be because we live in Lincolnshire that I love mountains. Living in the Wolds, I will argue with anyone who says that this county is totally flat. Just get out there on your bike and you’ll see what I mean. To be...

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Venice Fly ‘n’ Shoot

Venice Fly 'n' Shoot Christmas is great and I don’t want to wish the holiday season away but… I really can’t wait to get started on our programme of 2018 photography trips! People often say to me that they’d love to do a Roadtrip but they just can’t spare...

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Black Friday 2017 Mega Deal!

BLACK FRIDAY MEGA DEALS All offers are first come first served and expire at midnight November 26th 25% off all workshops at Saracen House, Milton Keynes. Use the code SARACENBLACK at checkout. Jan  27th Mastering Studio Lighting...

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Overpowering the African sun with Profoto B1s

Photo courtesy of Vicky Street This was my fifth year at South Africa’s Photo and Film Expo so you might be excused for thinking that there’s not much more I can tell you about the experience. But no. This year’s Expo was rather different. Instead of the...

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Roadtrip Diaries Part 7, Como by Emily

My third Roadtrip Bags packed, minibus loaded, group photo taken... Lake Como here we come! There’s a reason that I’m so excited about this part of the road trip. I should explain. I was part of 2016's September EuroPhoto Roadtrip but had to fly back early due to work...

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Roadtrip Diaries Part 5, Venice by Nadia

I’m currently en route to Venice with the group! I'm wearing a bright orange and gold, bohemian-inspired dress with some equally striking grey Nike trainers - hahaha! I have some beautiful gold heels to swap over to once we reach the city! As Helen and I debate how...

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Roadtrip Diaries Part 4, Padova by Alexa

Padova: A dancer gets to the pointe Across the whole trip, both Andrew and I are helping our photographers to get the very best dance shots but today I have the unique opportunity to work more intensively with them on a one-to-one basis. Some delegates have more...

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Roadtrip Diaries Part 3, Chamonix to Padova by Steve

A view from the driving seat. After the best night’s sleep ever, it’s all aboard Bussy McBus face as we begin our journey to our home base of Padova in Italy. But first I need to load the luggage on the bus. This is like a giant game of Tetris as every square inch of...

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Roadtrip Diaries Part 2, Dijon to Chamonix by Andrew

Dancing in Dijon After a first day on the road, we make Dijon by about 3pm. I haven’t visited this city before but a bit of research on the Internet shows that it has some lovely architecture. My plan is to do a quick scout of the historic centre so that we can shoot...

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Roadtrip Diaries Part 1, Paris by Helen

Paris – A Stylist’s Perspective We arrive in the French capital when most sensible Parisians are still in bed – about 5am. Tired, and a little bus-bent (if that’s a word), everyone perks up at the prospect of getting some shots of our ballerina around the Eiffel...

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The Complete Photographer Course February 2017

Another successful Complete Photographer The second Complete Photographer proved to be as successful as the first. Everyone enjoyed it; they were mustard keen and grasped the opportunity to work both as a team and individually. It was an intensive five days, packed...

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APT Photographers Win Major Awards

We interviewed the two top award winners at the 2016 Guild of Photographers’ Award Night. How do these talented, non-professional photographers view the significance of their achievements? Read what they had to say.

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New Membership System

For 2017 we are introducing a new membership system for Appleton Photo Training, this will give you the opportunity to get premium content for as little as £1 per week! We are in the final stages of testing and uploading the new training videos, we should be launching...

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Weekly Image Analysis: A Quicky at the Expo!

I was kept very busy last week at Photo and Film Expo in Johannesburg but I still managed to grab some time to shoot in between talks. This image was taken outside the TicketPro Dome and we only had about 15 minutes. Fortunately, Constance, the beautiful South African...

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Weekly Image Analysis: Nude in Landscape

I shot this week’s image at a location I used a little while back on a collaborative shoot with Nicky Phillips. A couple of weeks ago I returned, treading the same slippery path to this beauty spot in the Yorkshire Dales National Park as part of my Nude in Landscape...

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Weekly Image Analysis: Contemporary Child’s Portrait

The traditional fine art approach has great appeal at the moment but it’s certainly not the only way to sell pictures to parents. The shot I have picked from my bag for this week’s WIA proves my point. This fine young fellow was modelling on a workshop I ran a couple...

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