The Garden Photography Awards are being run by Candide to help people discover nearby gardens and share their inspiration. Prizes include a high-quality print of your entry and tickets to a garden of your choice! 

More details can be found here:




Photography Competitions - Open to all photographers


Win a copy of DxO PhotoLab 2 ELITE Edition software worth £159 Advanced Photo Editing Software for Mac and PC


Natural World

Our natural world gives us such glories from beautiful landscapes to splendid floral colours and incredible wildlife in all shapes and sizes. The challenge this month is to enter stunning images that reflect this beauty and capture the true essence of the world around us.


Street Photography

The theme of this competition is "Street Photography" so let's have a look at your best un-posed, un-staged images which brings together the relationships between an individual and their surroundings.



Here is your opportunity to show your creativity by entering this Portraiture photography competition. We want to see your best images of pets, family groups, studio, location, children, brides or any type of portrait images you can think of. Be open and let's see your best!





I'd like to introduce myself as a potential photography tutor/guide for your members who may travel to Tenerife on holiday.   You can see my work and read more about me at:

When you go on holiday you want to get some great images to take home. With over thirty years professional experience I can help and guide you. Why not also take the time to improve your photographic skills? Whatever your skill level, novice to advanced I can help you to get some great images from your time on Tenerife.

Learn to control your camera more efficiently to make the most of the tools at your disposal and spend more time finding compositions, looking at texture, lighting, colours and lines that make great photos instead of struggling with settings.

If you're already competent with all the controls I can concentrate on getting you to the best locations, places the average tourist will never see and you can discover some of the drama to be captured in the landscape on Tenerife. I'll be there to help with all technical aspects as well as assist with compositions, using the light and weather conditions to make the most of some amazing scenery ranging from wild Atlantic seascapes to rugged volcanic landscapes.

Also possible is a trip to old towns and villages with fine examples of Colonial architecture and ramshackle rustic buildings, and in the capital there are examples of some cutting edge modern architecture.

I can also provide tuition/guidance tailored to suit any particular requirements.

Tenerife has lots to offer whatever style or genre of photography you prefer and having lived here over twenty years I have an extensive knowledge of the island.

I would be grateful if you could pass this info on to your members and please feel free to contact me with any questions.


Kind regards,
Phil Crean
Phil Crean Photography
+34 616835793
Abstract Works



Quest Photo Workshops 2019


Colin Westgate and I have updated the dates and costings of some of the 2019 Quest photo workshops. The favourites are still there: the Atlantic Coast of Ireland in October, Autumn Mists in Tuscany in November, a long weekend in Paris to photograph La Défense and the bridges over the Seine in September, and 2 x 1 day workshops in Autumnal Epping Forest (October), but we have also added a few new extra workshops: Nagaland in NE India (16 days in Nov/Dec)) and a new 1-day iPhone workshop on the South Bank in London in July ("the best camera is the one you have with you", so let’s use it properly and learn how to process the images on the phone!). Lots of great locations, with a wide variety of lengths of workshops and different price brackets. We hope there is something for everyone!
Most of our clients are camera club members so we would be very grateful if you could pass on this email to your fellow members. We hope that they, and you of course, find something of interest. Don’t hesitate to check out the website for more details of the workshop and Colin and my speaking engagements at clubs ( or just contact us direct - we’d love to hear from you!
Best Regards
Tom Peck and Colin Westgate
07515 549485