Exmoor Tour 8th-11th June 2012

Just had a great few days leading a Photographic Tour on Exmoor for Light and Land. This is just one of many tours that I’ve led for Light & Land over the last few years. I started off back in 1998 as a client of Light & Light on a tour to Andalusia in Spain with Charlie Waite and have never looked back. One of the things that impressed me was the comorardari within the group, the way in which we  all learnt and bounced idea’s off one another, coupled by the enthusiasm of the leader to each and every one of us, you felt that you were in a position to not only learn and try new techniques, but your confidence grew the longer the tour went on and this was expressed by everyone in the group.

I still remember that first trip with fond memories, and this has been fe-enforced on other Light and Land tours that I’ve attended as a client all around the world. Now that I’m a tour leader I’m fully aware of how peoples perception is of how tours like these should be run and what they’re hoping to get out of it, and it’s something that I fully endorse. As for me, photography isn’t jet a pass-time or a means of documenting a place, it’s a passion, and something that’s always stayed with me from that first trip to Andalusia.  I’m not going to go to some exotic location just to capture a record shot, although I’m fully aware that clients want to add a particular shot or shots to their portfolio, nevertheless I want my clients to return home with a selection of images that portray and do justice to that particular destination, and it’s something that I try to adopt when I’m now leading or co-leading tours.






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Wild Encounters Blog

I’d like to welcome you all aboard my new blog. Like so many ideas that we all have from time to time, having the time, along with running two businesses simultaneously is often littered with problems, nevertheless here I am at last putting pen to paper so to speak.

Wearing my photographic hat, many exciting new things are in the pipeline, starting with the launch of my long awaited new website later this week. Not only has it got a totally new look and feel about it but I’ve decided to move into the Limited Edition Fine Art Print market, something my wife Linda has been recommending that I do for a long time now.

Part of the reason for this taking so long to get off the ground is the sheer number of transparencies that have to be scanned. I purchased a Hassleblad Flextight 5 semi drum scanner a couple years back, and only now am I starting to wade through all of the images in the filing cabinet. It’s a laborious job but nevertheless fruitful at the end of the day and viewing the many panoramic images full screen on my Mac is almost as good as viewing them on a light box.

Along with the fine art prints, are my books, calendars and greeting cards which I intend to further develop over the next couple of years. My connections with Light and Land are developing successfully with more Tours and Workshops both in the UK and abroad planned for 2013. I intend keeping everyone informed on this blog and on my new website of all the proposed tours/workshops along with any last minute developments which might arise together with my own successful One-To-One tuition sessions.

I hope that you all enjoy reading my blog on a regular basis as I intend adding new content on a monthly basis, as well as keeping you informed of any new ideas and directions that the blog might take, so any feedback would be most welcome.


Warmest Regards


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Photography Courses and Tuition

Capturing the heart and spirit of Exmoor

Renowned photographer Pete Hendrie, has captured the heart and spirit of Exmoor through his lens. Exmoor is the Second smallest of all the National parks in the United Kingdom. Netherless, it possesses some of the most diverse and spectacular landscapes to be found anywhere in the country. Peter’s photographs of the moor, rarely portray clear azure skies or flatly-sun-drenched landscapes. His images produce a sense of drama through different moods and feelings.  He rises magnificently to the challenge of portraying Exmoor’s  uniqueness and special magic, capturing the vibrant colours, dramatic and unspoiled coastline, tumbling rivers, bleak moorland and picturesque villages.

Whilst he is out taking pictures, as well as the day to day running of the hotel, Peter also takes the time to share his experience of photography, by leading a number of courses throughout the year around Exmoor. That’s not all, Peter also takes the time to do Individual tuition on a one to one basis. For more information and enquiries into the Photography Courses and Tuition Please Click Here.



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