Photography and Light

Les Wilcockson Photography
Peak District Photography Training Courses

What Students Say

Chris C.
'Les, just had to drop you a quick note to say I loved your course! Seriously, it was that good. I loved your easy going style and how you cut through the technical stuff to get to what I really came for. Thanks for being so patient with me and my endless questions!
I've already recommended you to my uncle :)
thank you so much,

Ashley M.
What can I say! I really enjoyed the course, it really opened my eyes and you were very patient. It was the first time that all the elements kind of clicked in my head.
Your direction was spot on! I cant wait to get back outside with the camera to experiment and I will be sure to send you some pics ;)
I also had a read through the information you send me on the theory; very clear and useful…..
As for lightroom, I think that I will give the free month a go and see ;) 
Loving the results of the above picture, I hope that you have a great weekend, keep in touch Les.'

Claire Q.
'Hi Les 
My day at Chatsworth with you was fabulous. It has given me the confidence to play, instead of making do. Although I am frustrated with that little screen on the back of my camera!  
I look forward to booking another course with, hopefully fairly soon.'  

Trevor H.
'Thanks very much for that. I was going to e-mail you any way to thank you for last Friday. I really enjoyed it and more‘s to the point found it very useful.
Thinking about it afterwards there was quite a bit of the basics which I knew, but I’d forgotten that I knew if that makes sense.
I have been out with the camera playing around  trying to put some of it into practise. Thanks for the help…'

Simon B.
'Hi Les,
...wanted to say thank you for our recent day out, I learnt more in that day, than the previous two years with the camera.
I went out for the day on the following Saturday and never used auto once, I found myself
approaching shots differently, with some good results. Thanks again'

Linda B.
'Hi Les
Thank you so much for all your help yesterday, and for the files.  These are going to prove very useful and already they are giving me food for thought.'

Claire R.
'Hi Les,
I hope my email finds you well! 
Thank you for the documents, much appreciated! I thought the course was really helpful, I understood a lot during that day and just the simple fact that I was able to take the photos that I wanted was a real success to me! So thank you!'
Chris M.
'Just like to say thank you for a very interesting and informative day at Chatsworth, on my photography training course. I do feel more confident about using my new camera. I would recommend your course to anyone. Thanks again Chris.'

Sue C.
'Hi Les, thanks for all this info. It's helped me to back up and remember a lot of the things you went through. I really enjoyed the day and have been doing lots of practicing since. I've not used 'auto' since!!
Thanks again,

Richard S.
'Hi Les
Many thanks again for Friday.  I had a thoroughly enjoyable day.  The tips and pointers you have given me are invaluable.  A few hours in your company has been more worthwhile than years spent trying to read books on photography.As promised I have attached a couple of the photographs, though I have scaled them down to fit on the email.I will be back to you in the summer after we return from our holidays as I would like to spend a day with you exploring Photoshop….
Best wishes

Mick G
'Hi Les
…. just wanted to say thanks for sending links it was really good of you. Would also like to say a big thank you for a fantastic days photography.
It was great to meet you, both me & my daughter learnt such a lot about a wide variety of photography and nothing was too much trouble, It was an enjoyable and fun day, we felt you definitely gave us 110% and worth every penny. Will certainly recommend you to friends
Anyone reading this as a review - Don't look any further - Book this course, you won't regret it!
Mick & Linsey'

John H
'Hi Les,
Just a quick note to thank you for helping me better understand Lightroom. I’ve still got a lot to learn but you got me off to a flying start!
I’m going to book a landscape course in the new year too, see you then.

Steve B.
'Just wanted to say that I had a great day’s training, I learnt so much and made a few friends too!
Best wishes,

Amanda M
'…has had a fantastic training day with Les Wilcockson and can't wait to put it all into practice now! Lots of inspiration, guidance and support from a great tutor. Thank you again for all your help.'

Joanne D.
'Hi Les
I think I have got on everyone’s nerves since I arrived back home on Saturday as all I’ve talked about was how much I enjoyed the course and what I have learned, that was by far the best money I have ever spent for any training course!!
I had a great day and can’t wait to use my new knowledge to take better photos. I will definitely be booking the landscape course but it looks like I’ll have to wait till I come back from Sri Lanka.
I am definitely going to purchase the Aperture 3 software as well.
You are very enthusiastic and I can see you love what you do, it must be lovely to have a full time job that you enjoy so much.
It was lovely to meet you and I can’t wait to join more of your courses.
Take care and thanks again for Saturday.

Lizzie M.
'Hi Les,
Thank you very much for the photo gallery and the links to other websites. I really enjoyed the 2 days and I felt I learnt a lot.
Thank you again,

David S.
'It was good to meet you and I would like to say I found the day very interesting and looking forward to getting out and practising with my camera, now I feel a little more comfortable with it.
I will look at those sites and yes it would be a pleasure if you would like to use any of the photos taken and would be interested seeing your exhibition when it is open.
Once again thanks for course and advice, much appreciated.

Ellie A.
'Thanks for a great course. My friends and family are already seeing a great improvement in my photographs and I’m having lots of fun taking them!
P.s. I’m hoping to come on one of your digital software training courses soon!'

Neil E.
'Can’t believe how much I learnt. Nothing too much trouble and everything explained in a clear and logical way.
NOW I understand apertures and shutter-speeds and what to do with them!
Got some great shots too!
See you on one of your landscape courses...highly recommended.'

John M.R.
'Had a great day yesterday. It was a really relaxed, friendly and fun day.
Took some good photos and picked up quite a lot of knowledge and tips from Les.
Really improving my photography skills now. So if anyone would like to do the same, I recommend you check out Les Wilcockson. :-)'

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