Courses and Tours – What You Say

‘I found the course on Saturday inspirational.  That was, of course, down to your tuition skills but I felt it was more than just that.  It was your deep understanding of what we, as aspiring photographers, really needed to put into practice to improve many aspects of our photography.   I came away with a huge sense of achievement and excitement. Thank you Lou’ Richard Newman, Finding The Photographer Within – Masterclass with Lou Smith

‘Relaxed way of learning new skills- Lou gave a lot of positive encouragement as well as specific advice & instructions as necessary. Small group was nice & it felt like each person got an equal amount of support & attention.’ Julinie Nasir,Portrait Photography Workshop

three women on an outdoor portrait photography workshop sitting and using reflectors and posing for a photography

‘I would recommend this course to anyone who wishes to progress in their photography.’ Dot Ward – Private Masterclass

‘Great stuff. Many thanks for all of your patience and enthusiasm Lou. It was thoroughly enjoyable!’ Rowan Sanderson, How To Use Your Digital Camera Workshop

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‘Just wanted to send a quick message on behalf of my boyfriend Kerry who went on a tutorial with Ron. He absolutely loved it and learnt a great deal.’Suzanne Machray purchased as a surprise gift, How To Use Your Digital Camera Workshop

‘Lou, Thank you so much for a very different, and very interesting weekend, of workshops.’ Sophy Merrick, Creative Seeing & Street Photography Workshops.



‘I absolutely loved this workshop today and learnt so much about my camera.’Christina Mochas, How To Use Your Digital Camera Workshop

‘I just wanted to say how wonderful I thought our session was on Monday!  I will be back next year and will take another class from you.’ Sheila Langman,Women Only London Photography Tour

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‘Hi Ron and Lou – I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop on Saturday and you have given me a lot of excellent tips that I now need to go out and practice! I will definitely book another one in the near future. Many thanks again for an excellent workshop!’ Phil Jan, How To Use Your Digital Camera Workshop

‘Hi Ron – Just want to thank you for an excellent course yesterday. Well judged in terms of content and pace and doing it outside on the move really works well. Will definitely book another course later this year.’

Steve Ronksley, How To Use Your Digital Camera Workshop

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‘Thanks very much for the course yesterday – it was excellent!’

Joe Tinston, How To Use Your Digital Camera & Creative Seeing Workshop

Lee Stone, Creative Compact

‘Thanks again for great workshop. Really enjoyed it. Loads of information to work with and now I hope I can stay outside my comfort zone and explore into more creative seeing.’

Michiel Souren, Creative Seeing Workshop

group of photography students in london with LondonPhotoTours and Workshops

‘Thank you ever so much for such an enjoyable and informative experience. You’ve helped a scientist to see the world in more abstract terms and to embrace the different textures, colours and patterns that exist, and for that I am extremely grateful. I really do feel as though a whole new world has been opened up for me.’

Dr. Anna Goodman, from Cambridge, Creative Seeing Workshop

large group of photography students from Holland in front of tower bridge London‘Thanks so much for the wonderful ‘Creative Seeing’ workshop – I had a really great morning and will definitely be signing up for another workshop in the future.’

Ali Fogg, Creative Seeing Workshop

‘It was great to meet you yesterday Lou. I really learnt a lot and I am very happy with your approach and the course!’

Thierry Try, Creative Seeing Workshop


MG_8454_richard_400px‘Thank you very much for the wonderful time last Saturday. You showed me a lot during the afternoon and I hope I can continue to make progress. The little tips and the main principles of creative visualisation were all made clear to me.’

Richard van de Wetering, from Amsterdam, Creative Seeing Workshop

‘Ron and Lou – Thank you for a really excellent weekend. As we hoped, we learnt a huge amount of useful tricks that will make things that much more satisfying. We enjoyed it thoroughly and as you can guess, much time was spent on Photoshop yesterday evening! ‘

George and Bronwen Pickering, Weekend Digital Photography Course


‘I was treated very well by Ron and Lou. Very relaxed and very friendly people and a great introduction to a city I had not been to before.

I will always remember this experience – thank you it was a great day.’……….Grant Rawston, from New Zealand, South Bank Tour

6 Comments on “Testimonials”

  1. Finding the photographer within – Masterclass. I found this an informative and worthwhile class. Having never done anything like this before, it was extremely rewarding particularly as the guidance given by Lou was useful and pertinent. I certainly was taking an improved standard of picture towards the end of the class. Lou’s knowledge is vast and is matched with her enthusiasm for a great picture. I certainly would recommend to anyone who has some understanding to consider this practical and hands on class.

    1. Thank you for your excellent feedback Ian. Really pleased that you enjoyed Finding the Photographer Within – Masterclass and learned new things about photography and image making. Your contribution to the course and during the review session where you shared your images with the group was fantastic. Thank you very much for this. It was a pleasure meeting and working with you. Looking forward to meeting you again on your next trip to London.

      Kind Regards
      Lou Smith

  2. China Town to Covent Garden Tour. This was a fantastic tour that exceeded my expectations. Lou Smith is very knowledgeable and good at explaining the best way to take a shot and some unusual places to get better angles. The tour was individualized to what I wanted to get out of it. During our snack break we reviewed all my shots and she made comments on what was working well and other options I might consider. We compared my shots to some of hers and how the different compositions worked. I will definitely take another photo tour when I am next in London.

    1. Thank you for your excellent feedback Anne. Delighted to know that you enjoyed the London Photography Tour we completed together and that you learned so many new ways to explore and compose your photos. Would love to meet and work with you again on your next visit to London.

      Kind Regards
      Lou Smith

  3. Again, I did a wonderful workshop. Just before Christmas the workshop Street Photography. And again I learned a lot. Especially I over came my fear to take photos from people whom I do not know. It was a great joy to photograph people on the street and I could not stop, for there were so many different situations. Lou, thanks again, next when I am over, I subscribe for another one!
    Marijke Soeting, Netherlands

    1. Thanks for your fantastic feedback Marikjke. So pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Street Photography Course you attended just before Christmas. You are well on the way to photographing the time in which you live.

      See you on the next course soon!

      Kind Regards
      Lou Smith

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