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About Us

Red Cloud Photography Days delivers fun, creative and hands-on photography workshops as well as offering short 'how to' video tutorials to get you learning right away - view our photography videos page.

We don’t like boring lectures, so we can’t expect you to either. We've sat through dozens of boring photography courses ourselves, to make sure we know what not to do. Our company is based on your feedback and what you want, which is a sense of knowledge - quick and fast without being lectured and bored!

We cut out the unnecessary jargon and fluff to deliver interactive photography courses and workshops. You’ll instantly improve your skills, with the confidence to enable you to get out there and capture those precious opportunities on your digital camera.

Our photography workshops are acknowledged and showcased through many online activity experience companies, such as Virgin Experience Days, Red Letter Days, Last Minute and Activity Superstore. Our courses also retail through WH Smith, Debenhams and Marks & Spencers - so you're in safe hands!

Our Photography Trainers

Our course trainers are all  working photographers. They all share a passion for photography and want to relay this to you. They have been hand-picked from hundreds of photographers in the UK, and we are proud to have them on the Red Cloud team.


Cristina Massei

I love capturing London’s uniqueness on picture, stealing candid shots of people and generally having my Nikon with me, because there’s always something beautiful around if you know how to look. But two subjects always give me a rush: rock stars and fish. I’m a freelance music photographer and writer and Editor in Chief at Sonic Shocks, a web and print publication born in 2010; I shot stars like Iggy Pop, Kiss, Metallica, and Deep Purple.  In my earlier days I was hit by the travel bug, and drifting around the world ended up shooting tourists in posh resorts, sea safaris on precarious boats and critters 40 metres down the ocean as a PADI Digital Underwater Photography Instructor.

Red Cloud Days:

A photo pit, a good gig and a decent light tech
A dive in clear warm water, little current, plenty of big stuff and a whale shark
A quiet evening, a nice movie, good food and a vintage red

Black Cloud Days:
                                                                        Dealing with bureaucracy 
                                                                        Early mornings and abrupt awakenings



Steve Newman
I studied photography at  Salisbury College and since then have worked in a variety of different fields including studio photography for Museums & Galleries. I enjoy helping others and passing on my skills & knowledge. I first started teaching back in the days of darkrooms and I am a qualified Adult Education Tutor. 
Before moving to Scotland I taught military photography students at the Defence School of Photography based at RAF Cosford. I now work as a freelance Photographer covering Press & PR, Equestrian, Event and Social Photography.

Red Cloud Days:
A good film - especially Mike Leigh
A winner on the horses
Seeing Hull City win 

Black Cloud Days:
Soaps & Reality TV
Equestrian Photography in the rain & mud!




 Photography course leader simon

Simon Bolton

I worked as a photo-journalist for 10 years before becoming a freelance photographer in 2002. In December 2009 I completed an MFA in documentary photography at University of Wales in Newport. I am passionate about photography either working for large commissions or simply photographing self initiated projects.

Red Cloud Days:
Truth tellers
Time with friends

Black Cloud Days:
Too much TV
                                                            Winter nights
                                                            Celeb culture







 Philip Joyce

My interest in photography started as a small boy, looking through my father's photograph albums from his time in the Royal Navy. I purchased my first 'serious' camera in 1980 and have been actively involved in photography since then. I hold a Distinction award from the Photographic Alliance of Gt Britain and an Associateship of The Royal Photographic Society. I am a photography  tutor with my local Adult Education Service, as well as a competition judge and speaker.

In my personal photography (www.philipjoycephotography.co.uk) my interests are mainly centred on  people, their activities and street life. I prefer to work on portfolios of pictures and have published  several books from my projects on dog shows, rodeo, cemeteries, the lives of older people and  zoos.

Red Cloud Days: 

Finding something interesting to photograph in an ordinary place

A day at the zoo

                                                                                Indian food 

                                                           Black Cloud Days:

                                                          A dead computer

                                                          Starting the day when it's still dark! 

                                                          Wonderful light.... just at the point when you have to leave! 


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