Katie

Thanks Tony, this workshop was exactly what I hoped it would be. You highlighted real life skills that can't be taught in any book. Really appreciate you taking the time to pass on your skills and knowledge to newer photographers. I've already RSVPed to another one of your workshops so I'll see you again soon :) 

Katie July 2015

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Martin

Tony as usual presents a elegant insight to the beauty of the female form. His relaxed and informative style of passing in his knowledge is his greatest asset. The beautiful manal only made Tony's task easier whilst also providing the models insight to the process. Thanks to both of you. 

Martin March 2015

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Domenico

Tony was a great host and teacher, assisting when needed and offering his views for a better shot. The model was beautiful and a delight to work with. Would definitely attend another of Tony's workshops. 

Domenico Nov 2014

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Paul

Tony provides a great environment physically and emotionally to ensure your workshop is a creative, productive and learning experience. He has a wealth of practical knowledge both directing and taking photos that provides the base for him also being an effective educator. Attending these sessions he makes you aware that its not just about turning up with your camera and pushing a button. Its also about taking the time to understand how you are feeling and engaged in the session, because this will have a strong bearing on what you will be looking at when you flash those pics up on your computer screen much later after the session has ended. Without a model, the session would not have been complete and Manal ensured it was more than complete. Easy to direct, a warm gentle spirit and a natural beauty who turned our creative ideas into magic moments. Thank you Tony and Manal for another great learning experience.

Paul August 2014

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Ryan

Firstly, thanks very much for having me along to the recent workshop. I learned loads, and really enjoyed the opportunity to try some new techniques, and to interact with yourself and the other photographers. I wouldn't say I've mastered your methods just yet, but I did pick up a number of great things I'll apply as I shoot more. Looking for each persons best angle, and really trying to relax, take my mind off the technical for long enough to feel the shot, and the connection with the person I'm shooting.

Your delivery of the session was perfect , in that on top of the learnings, you made a point of engaging with each attendee. I felt like I was getting some special treatment, and it was appreciated. It was great value for money and I'd happily recommend the session to others.

 Ryan May 2018

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Paul

A wonderful session guided by the professional skills of Tony who as always, eeks out those little nuances of a hip pushed back, a chin pushed down and a rotation to get the best from the models for the photographers. A great group of togs who worked so well together and created a wonderful collaborative day.

Paul June 2017

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Vermithrax

You know what I love most about your work? It's that you have this ability to capture beauty, strength and sensuality in such a natural way. It never feels forced; too many artists try to "force sexy down your throat" so to speak, and while the models are beautiful, it doesn't feel 'real', if that makes sense. I love that you give these short backgrounds about your models, because it adds to the substance that is already expressed in your photos.

They way I feel when I view your work is really hard for me to describe, but what I can say without a doubt, is that your work really moves me.

Online comments from Vermithrax40 August 2016

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Jessica May

The things I learnt from my photography workshop...

I thought I was going to a photography workshop to learn some technical skills. But to my surprise I learnt MUCH more than that. I learnt about the inherent beauty in all things. I learnt about being present. I learnt about the importance of empathy and communication with the subject. And I learnt about honesty and transparency in creating trust - the only way to capture a person’s essence and their energy in the picture. That's what separates a good picture from a great one. Can you tell that I'm loving it? 

Jessica May 2016

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Julie

Hey Tony, I thoroughly enjoyed your workshop, so thanks again. And thank you to Rémy for being so brave. I hope we weren't too scary for him. :) You've given me so much more to think about when working with a people on the other side of the camera. 

Julie Nov 2015


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Eranda

Great workshop, really appreciated Tony's insights on portraiture. Not another technical workshop, but a wonderful workshop on the technique of to interact with the subject when doing portraits. Highly enjoyable and definitely recommended.

Eranda Nov 2015

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Steve Sheddick

Loved the recent post Tony and applaud all your sentiments.  The work shop I did with you was one of the most fulfilling I have done and taught me so much. Probably the greatest lesson was your guidance on 'soul connection' with my subject and I reinforce this message with every model I work with, particularly the first timers.

I have attached an image from a recent shoot that reveals 'layers' this lady wasn't going to reveal, and it is one of my favorite that I have taken this year.

Thank you again for sharing your knowledge.


Regards

Steve Sheddick July 2015

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Nancy

Hi Tony, hope you are well. I just wanted to thank you for all that you have taught me in your workshops. I am really connecting with the models i've been photographing and i'me getting their positive energy. I've dramatically improved in directing and most of the models i've photographed want to work with me on upcoming projects I have. Every time I talk photography I always discuss what I 've learnt from your workshops. I look forward to attending more of your workshops in the near future. Thank you so much once again. You are amazing at what you do.

Kind Regards Nancy. 9/7/2013

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Sid

As usual the workshop was fun. Trent was great and Tony's way of conducting the workshops is unusual in a great way. He teaches you how to interact with the models, but more as to how to connect with them. 

Sid 3/6/2013

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Brett

Great workshop, highly recommended. Tony's personal, emotive style of sharing his knowledge and understanding puts models and students at ease. Very enjoyable. 

Brett 27/4/2013

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Nancy

Great workshop led by Tony & with great people to work with. Highly recommend to all photographers 

Nancy 8/5/13

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Michael

Hi Tony

First of all, I wanted to let you know that I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. I found it to be a very positive day and the way that you conducted the course removed any apprehension that I had about moving into a new area of photography. I even managed to get some good shots!

Michael 29/05/2013

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Bill Kitchen

This was the first of this type of workshop I have attended and I was a little apprehensive about the way it would all come together. Once we got into it and with Tony running the session it was all very comforable and yet highly informative. Thankyou again Tony for organising such a wonderful workshop. Your relaxed style but clear direction is a great credit to you. A fascinating insight into the the genre - it will be hard to top this but I'll be back in the future for more. Very highly recommended to anyone interested in lighing the female nude!  

Bill Kitchen 7/7/2012

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Barry

Thanks Tony for the great day, despite the rain. I learnt a lot and gained confidence in photographing people. Even from looking at the shot you took of me, the sutler changes in composition, lighting and most of all connecting with the subject, make a big difference in the outcome of the photo.

Barry June 30 2012

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Simon

Hi Tony,

Thanks for a fantastic portrait workshop today and you really opened my eyes to directing the model, choosing the best shooting perspective, lighting and knowing when you got the energy in the photo.  Truly inspiring

Much appreciated.

Cheers,

Simon 1/7/2012

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Andrew

HiYa Tony,
First off I just want to thank you for the Workshop on Saturday – It was absolutely mind-blowing!

I LOVED the way you ran the workshop with the build up from fully clothed outside, to complete nude inside the studio. It was a very comfortable feeling that just started at the start, and rolled smoothly the entire way. There was absolutely NOTHING sexual in any of the poses, photos, etc.

So, once again, thanks SO much for the workshop. I intend to to do everything I can to attend more, as I think I learnt more on Saturday than I have in the last 2 years.

Cheers, stay well, and stay safe,

Andrew April 2012

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