Neil Allmark – Spain
I had a great experience with Etienne, on the Sunset Photo Tour. I was looking for tips on capturing more striking, dynamic images, and he gave really good instruction on how to approach the photo opportunity, how to think about lighting, composition, the ‘story’, and the need to get yourself in the right place, to capture those strong images… including wading through the river, right alongside the fishermen and snail trawlers!
Going on the tour has given me a much more interesting and exciting approach to travel and people photography, and it’s given me the confidence to force my way into the scene a little bit more, to find those really interesting shots, rather than standing back and snapping ‘from the outside’. I feel I’ve come away from the tour with a lot more than just the photographs from the day.
This was specifically the training that I was looking for, rather than more technical training (on shutter speed, aperture etc.), but Etienne was totally capable of giving those technical points, as and when they were needed.
I’d really recommend the tour. I hope I get the chance to go back soon, and I’d definitely book another trip with the guys!