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Student feedback 2017:

"An excellent break - I really enjoyed my West Cork Photography break. I enjoyed the excellent photography tuition,
exploring West Cork and my stay in the Yellow house. Celia is an excellent tutor – she knows her stuff but is very
relaxed and patient! She encouraged me to spot photo opportunities and also encouraged me to photograph people
which I was reluctant to do. Celia explained everything so well. I got plenty practice using her Olympus OMD E-M10
and I learnt a lot. West Cork is a beautiful place and Celia knows the area well. She always made sure we had
everything we needed on our trips out."
- Anne

Student feedback 2016:

"I came to get more confidence using my camera and am very pleased and report that I did. I found that the days flew by.
There was always somewhere interesting to go and equally interesting to photograph. I got information and exercise
in the best possible way!! A thoroughly enjoyable weekend."
- Mags

"Wow, fantastic location, wonderful sea view, comfortable room and good food. Husband and I came to learn more about
how to get the most out of our cameras and composition of photos. Learnt lots from a great host and saw some
amazing scenery. Do we want to come again 'YES'"
- Margaret

"West Cork is more beautiful than I could have imagined. The Tuition was great and challenging I have learnt to rethink my
approach to my photography journey and really enjoyed all aspects of the experience and would have no hesitation in
recommending the break to anyone."
- Tony

"What a wonderful weekend. Good food, good company and good instruction. Thank you Celia for introducing us to the finer
points of photography and some of the wonderful sights of the area. We will have to come back to experience the whale watching
but that will not be a hardship!! Thank you." 
- Katie & Steve

"I learnt so much this weekend, about photography and my camera and achieved what I wanted to do which was to photograph
from manual setting" 
- Sara

"This is a lovely, long weekend break away not just for those interested in nature and photography but also those seeking to try
something new. It’s also a great opportunity to meet new people with similar interests. Celia’s hospitality is second to none and
all food served is locally sourced and produced."
- Viv

"Had an amazing weekend - thank you! Never been to southern Ireland and didn't even know I had a zoom on my iPhone!
Celia was a great host, cook and photography teacher. Now I want to go and put into practise everything I have learned.
Will definitely be back."
- Andrea

Student feedback 2015:

"How wonderful! We arrived with a mobile phone and an old point and shoot camera and went home knowing which camera to go and
buy for ourselves. We both fell in love with the E-M5 markII having had the opportunity to try it out during the weekend." - Bren & Martin

"Your tuition and patience were outstanding, gently encouraging and praising us to get the best out of ourselves and our cameras.
Thank you so much for looking after us all so brilliantly; you are a very considerate host, especially where the food is concerned." - Annette

"I learnt an amazing amount about photography that I seemed unable to get my head round before... thanks for all the tuition." - Mark

"It all became very clear very quickly, and I know that we have only just scratched the surface of photography, but it is the beginning
of an adventure, so thank you."
- Nic


Student feedback 2014:


"I had a fabulous time...very helpful and clearly explained tuition."

"I have little experience of photography, but came away with some of the basic principles of what makes a good picture
and how that photograph might be improved upon; I would never have thought of playing with editing tools before." - Jim


"We had a fantastic 'long' weekend photography course in West Cork with our wonderful hostess and tutor Celia Bartlett"  - Gerry

"Thank you Celia for a fantastic photography weekend in West Cork. It was a great combination of tuition and practical experience
with sampling the delights that the local area has to offer, whilst staying in a relaxed, home-from-home environment.
It was my first photography course and I would be very happy to recommend it to anyone! Good luck with your courses next year.
" - Helen



Feedback from tutoring on Havergate Island for Wild Adventures under Suffolk's Skies
(For more details if you want a taster of wildlife and photography on the wild and wonderful Suffolk Coast)


"I need not have worried one iota. Celia set the day off for me very simply with her very easy style of explanation. I shall be eternally
grateful to her for setting me in the right direction with all the easy to understand help she gave me. I feel a lot more comfortable now
with my 'inherited' camera." - Mary

"A big THANK YOU to all of you for making Saturdays event so successful. The expertise of ... and Celia shone out for all to see" - Ian