"Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling.
If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures."
Sir Don McCullin
I am one of a number of amateur photographers who regularly book trips with Natures Images. Founded by professional nature photographers and conservationists Danny Green and Mark Sisson, all of their trip leaders are widely published and successful award winning photographers with strong ethical credentials.
There are a number of hides and workshops run mainly in Worcestershire, but also in Wilshire, Oxfordshire and Scotland through Nature Photography Hides and Workshops
I have spent a number of Natures Images trips in the company of Pete Whieldon who has established hides and workshops in Hampshire at Pete Whieldon Photography
Dean Mason has established a Windows on Wildlife Nature Photography Hides & Workshops in Dorset
Bob Brind-Surch offers a variety of workshops in UK and abroad at Natures Photos
Some useful websites that I have discovered offering tips and advice and consider useful:
Steve Perry's website has a goldmine of useful information for wildlife photographers and especially for Nikon Camera Users with links to downloadable pdf books that come with free updates once purchased. It also has video tutorials delivered in a clear, easy to follow and breezy style. I subscribe to his free newsletter and it is a website to which I often refer. I have a couple of his e-books which are models of clarity and information with diagrams and include cameras as well as subjects such a bird wildlife photography guide all at Steve Perry Backcountry Gallery
Edward Major has a website with a range of easy to read tips and guides covering many photographic genres at https://phototipsgalore.com
I am a huge fan of the inexpensive, and one-off purchase, App GoodReader for i-Pad and i-Phone to which you can save, search, file manage and annotate/highlight pdf files. Amongst other things I have my camera manuals and the above mentioned e-books stored on it which becomes a handy reference in the field.
WEBSITES OF PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO INSPIRE ME
In alphabetical rather than favoured order!:
Laurent Baheux , Jens Cullmann , Danny Green , Frans Lanting, David Lloyd , Des Ong, Shaaz Jung, Jari Peltomaki , Richard Peters, Ellie Rothnie , Andy Rouse , Mark Sisson , Tanya Stollznow , Mogens Trolle, Tom Way
For Macro work, I am a huge fan of Ross Hoddinott who is also a talented landscape photographer.
In addition, whilst I am not a landscape or travel/documentary photographer, I admire the work of the following who produce inspiring and thoughtful images in these respective areas:
Landscape: Ed Collacott , Alex Nail , David Noton
Travel/Documentary: Alexandre Manuel , Don McCullin , Steve McCurry , Jon Nicholson