What People Are Saying

“I have been fortunate to attend two of Graham’s photography holidays. Both of which were in Morocco. The second holiday was at new site for La Maison Anglaise.

Firstly, the setting: La Maison Anglaise was amazing, it was peaceful, tranquil and welcoming. The scented gardens gave amble opportunity to take photos and also just to take time out.

The food was wonderful, eating mostly a vegetarian diet I felt I was spoilt with the array of food.

The staff were marvellous, friendly and accommodating, nothing seemed too much trouble for them.

Secondly the course: on both occasions there were a mixture of abilities. Graham dealt with this well, teaching sensitively and encouragingly to those of us less experienced, but at the same time his depth of knowledge allowed even the most experience to learn from his teaching.

The environment that we were in really lent itself to photography, the colours, sights old and new, beautiful countryside and the chance to experience Moroccan life really will be a trip I will never forget. If you get a chance to go on one of these trips, or indeed any of Grahams courses, I would completely recommend it.”

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“I have been lucky enough to do a couple of courses locally with Shutterbugs and had a third cancelled when weather intervened and there were no bluebells!! Graham is friendly and relaxed and really knowledgable I particularly enjoyed a street photography day in Bristol and would recommend him 100%!”

Jenny S

“The course in Bristol really helped me to understand the basics of digital photography – what do all those dials and buttons do, and what the numbers and letters meant. From a very practical view, with variety and clearly explained.”

Scot B

“A good experience, learn a lot, very friendly and Graham easy to talk to”

Derek B

“I have now taken many of Graham’s courses. Street photography a number of times, Wells, Clifton colours and Morocco.

His Morocco trip I have taken 3 hikes and just booked for the 4th.

Graham has a wonderful teaching style, a facilitator who always gets the very best from those who attend his workshops.

I have followed Graham from keen photographer through to today where I have my own photography business.

There is no chance at all I could have dreamt of this transition without Graham.

He provides his time, energy, humour and gracious input to my mistakes and learning.

I never go anywhere else for one to one learning and would not go on an overseas photo trip that was not his.

He always provides a fabulous itinerary with the opportunity to learn in your own time and get creative.

I cannot recommend Graham highly enough. From teacher to mentor to friend.”

Adrian W

“I have attended several workshops with Graham and ShutterBugs Photography and thoroughly enjoyed them all. Graham is very friendly, knowledgeable and inspiring – I have really enjoyed attending the ‘Street Photography’ days.”

Bridget E

“If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to take professional looking photos, or just get the basics right, join one of Graham’s classes! He’s good!”

Tim S

“I had an enjoyable day on Graham’s composition and monochrome course. It was good to be back in the classroom where there was plenty of discussion in a relaxed and informal way. I came away enthused and ready to try to progress my photography.”

Mary O

“Can thoroughly recommend Shutterbugs. I have attended Graham’s day workshops and two photography holidays – to Italy and Morocco. Great, friendly tuition, good locations and thoroughly enjoyable. I learned a lot.”

Eileen R

“I have attended several courses by Graham over the last eight years or so.These courses have been taught in a very interesting and informative way , and are excellent value for money , plus I would very highly recommend.”

Brian V

“The course I did which combined classroom work with some outdoor experience was enjoyable and informative. I learnt a lot about my camera which I have used to advantage ever since.”

Sarah I

“I have attended several courses ran by Graham , I found them interesting informative and Graham’s relaxed way of teaching helped me to get over my nervousness and enabled me to learn more both about my camera and photography.”

Jenny V

“I did the course a few years ago it as a surprised present from my son I was a bit apprehensive going but enjoyed it all very much”

Jennifer A

“I went on a photography trip to Morocco with Graham in October 2021. I really enjoyed the trip – great accommodation particularly the ecolodge in Taroudant – & plenty of different things to photograph. The itinerary was well balanced – enough activity without being too busy – & time to do things by yourself too. I had a very good walk around the Taroudant walls one morning watching the city wake up. Graham is relaxed, knowledgeable, friendly & very approachable, offering advice and always happy to answer questions about photography.”

Tamsin S

“I’ve been to Morocco twice with Graham is an excellent host and you get plenty of help as required when you’re out and about and seven taught sessions in the accommodation. I have always learnt a lot both from him and from other photographers on the trip. It’s always been lots of fun. On both occasions we spent some time in Taroudant which is a lovely town. If you think Marrakesh but with a lot less hassle that’s a good description it’s got everything you want and we stayed at a wonderful eco-lodge which I would recommend to everybody. It’s a great jumping off place for other adventures such as a trip to a Berber villages where we learnt a lot about the local people about bread making had a wonderful lunch etc. in October we went both to the high Atlas Mountains and two Marrakesh before we came home. Graham makes it a holiday as well as a photography experience and there’s lots of choice about what do you want to do. I’ve also been on day trips with him such as the street photography and whatever your level of experience and whatever sort of camera you’re using you will get a lot out of these opportunities. I am planning on going on his session to help use my iPhone better day to day.”

Angharad H

“I did a couple of workshops with Shutterbugs when I retired as I was interested in photography.

I had bought a new camera, which was always set to Auto, and I wanted to know how to get the best from it.

The workshops were excellent! Graham is an excellent teacher, very patient, and he made the sessions so interesting and worthwhile.

As well as classroom sessions he also took us out, so that we could put to use all that he had taught us. I would thoroughly recommend his courses.”

Diane S

“I have done a couple of courses with Shutterbugs and learned so much about how to use both my camera and iPhone to the full. I can highly recommend Graham’s skilful and patient teaching.”

Sandra T

“I have done a couple of day and half-day courses with Graham which I highly recommend. He is a delightful and patient tutor and keeps all levels interested. IF you are looking for a holiday with a difference he does great trips. I would recommend Graham at Shutterbugs to you.”

Leslie S

“I really enjoyed the workshop run by Graham. It was not at all intimidating as Graham has a very relaxed manner and explains all the technical stuff in a very easy-to-understand way.

After going on the workshop I felt more comfortable with my camera and was eager to use some of the techniques that Graham taught to the group.

His workshops are suitable for beginners and also those who are more proficient but want to re-aquaint themselves with basic principles.”

Lyndon R

“I thoroughly enjoyed my course with Graham and learned so much about the camera that I had been using for years! He was patient and the group were inspired. I have also attended the dusk walk around Wells with mixed photographic results but more knowledge of the City and that taking photos requires plenty of practice!!! Would love to attend another course or activity led by Graham.”

Lucy F

“We’ve been on two photography experiences with Graham, one to Morocco and one to Cyprus. I would recommend them for several reasons; the first being that they are excellent value for money. Secondly, Graham has a relaxed and easy going manner, which puts everyone at ease and as a relative beginner, i felt very comfortable in the group. I found the more experienced photographers were always happy to help if asked.

The trips were well organised and the accommodation was well away from tourist hotspots. In both cases, the hosts looked after us very well and nothing was too much trouble. The food was locally sourced and delicious.

Graham uses local guides wherever possible, so that you get a truly authentic experience.”

Judith F

“Thank you Graham for making learning so much fun!”

Sally, Talking Heads (Portrait Photography)

“I really enjoyed the walk… It was a really good reminder of the basic points a photographer should be considering when selecting and framing a shot.”

Toby, Photography Walkshop

“Thanks for the excellent course. The presentation was enhanced by your gentle and fine personal approach. The course will undoubtedly help me to take some better photographs.”

Rohit, Back to Basics (Digital Photography)

You created a very relaxed and easy environment for us to learn in and I really have enjoyed myself so thank you very very much!


“I took part in Graham’s one day course at the University of Bristol Botanic Gardens on shooting Spring photographs. We started with a review of the types of camera and an illustrated talk on theory and techniques. In the afternoon we went out into the gardens and took photographs with Graham giving us hints and tips on achieving the best results. At the end of the day we compared results and had a further discussion. it was a very enjoyable day and although our group was of quite differing experience I think we all got a lot from the course.”

Frances R

“I’ve attended four photography holidays, classroom based courses on digital photography and workshops which involved street photography, portraiture and history based photo assignments.
Graham has a pleasant, easy manner which ensures that the learning process is a real pleasure. I’ve learnt loads from him over the years.
I’m now looking forward to a fifth photo holiday, which is already booked…”

Roger H

“Thank you very much for participating in this year’s annual Clifton Club Festival. The entire week was a huge success and we have had some great feedback. THe Members who attended your Walkshop, including me were very impressed and has a fantastic time. Thank you for your support during this week.”

Simon Fuller, Chairman of the Events Committee

“Thank you so much for that brilliant workshop this morning.  I think that I really do ‘get’ the vital functions of the camera at last.  And the info re composition will make me think much more carefully about what’s in front of the lens.  Am fired up to get out and about with my camera now!”

Pat, ‘One to One’ session

“We found it very relaxing to wander around under your guidance, taking in the history of Bristol and looking for suitable subjects, hidden corners and different angles to photograph.”

John, Photography Walkshop

“(Graham) was able to nurture both the skilled and novice. His teaching is genuinely encouraging and the setting is friendly and collaborative. I heartily recommend these courses.”

Benedict, Beyond Boundaries (Digital Photography)

“(Graham) explains the mysteries of the digital SLR (and other cameras) in an easy to understand way. It is only since attending Graham’s courses that I have had the confidence to use any setting other than automatic! My photographs are sharper and far better composed. I highly recommend (ShutterBugs) courses, they are informative, good fun and very inspiring.”

Claire, Back to Basics (Digital Photography)