Workshop Testimonials

Examining a print in darkroom workshop
“Doing the full weekend workshop with Adrian was eye-opening. After seeing him work, I gained an understanding of the print process that I was lacking before. It’s as if something finally clicked into place, not just printing technique, but also in the way to approach the print.

Apart from being an excellent teacher, Adrian is also a delight to spend time with. I wholeheartedly recommend to anybody with an interest in the printing process to take his workshop. You won’t regret it.”
Hector Izquierdo Seliva, London.

 

“I did a workshop with Adrian in February, 2017. His darkroom is very well equipped on a professional level. He has excellent teaching skills, and it was very impressive to work with him. Though I had experience as a large format photographer and printer for over thirty years on a hobby basis, I improved my printing routine through Adrian’s workshop. I now understand the practice of dodging and burning and I learned a new way to look at my prints, thinking more about the total impression than critical extreme tones. I have really benefited from his workshop. I did not throw away my densitometer and light meter, but I now use my eyes first, as Adrian said: Use your eyes and trust your eyes.”
RA Martin Wolters, Dusseldorf.

 

      Discussing black and white photo printing techniquesToning workshop

“Adrian is a fantastic instructor, his style is personal and he shares his years of experience of printing. He has a gift for knowing how to print each image perfectly. The toning workshop I did with him was very interesting and instructive.”
Jaume Blassi, Barcelona

 

 

 

“Thank you so much for the workshop. I have learnt a lot and it shows in the prints I did last Saturday. After your workshop, I have started to work faster and am able to know how to make better prints. Looking forward to more work with you in the future.”
Huda Alabdulmughni, Kuwait

 

“Thanks very much for your tuition and hospitality on Tuesday – I had a great day and left feeling that I’d learnt a lot as well as having the opportunity to talk about your work and that of other photographers – it definitely helps seeing top quality work!”
Richard Piercy

 

It was such a pleasure meeting you and thank you again so much for all your patience and help! I thoroughly enjoyed the learning session, invaluable and will never be forgotten.

Just a little note from my tutor which l wanted to pass to you too:
Hi Sandra. Well done! You have made a great job of your practical work and I’m sure that you now feel really proud of your achievement. Images have a good tonal range and the contact sheet looks nice and strong…

So needless to say l was VERY pleased after all the hard work.
Sandra Kent, USA

 

“Before I did a workshop with Adrian, I was a bit “all the camera gear, no idea”. I’d only been in a darkroom once or twice at school – decades ago – and was frequently disappointed with the results of my machine-printed photography. Adrian has opened my eyes as to how to get the best out of every print and my enjoyment of photography has increased exponentially. Adrian is a master of his craft and a fantastic teacher, who shares his vast experience in a friendly, easy-to-understand way. I would recommend his Black and White Printing Workshop to anyone from a beginner like myself to experienced professionals – if you have an interest in expressing yourself through photography, Adrian will help you do it better and enjoy it more.”
Chalky White, London

 

 

Adrian is a “true master of the darkroom”. It was an amazing experience to spend a day in his darkroom watching him produce stunning prints from my negatives.
Alex Kennedy, Wiltshire.