Continuously improving my skills to make you look good

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of spending time with the lovely people at Aspire. They are based in Cumbria in a really beautiful location and I invite you to check out their website

If, like me, you are one of those people you realise that part of life’s journey is continuous learning then it will be no surprise to read that I was so looking forward to spending time with Catherine Connor, the MD at Aspire, and her dedicated team of trainers. For me this course, The A to Z of Photography and Business, would be the perfect complmeent to round off the first half of 2012 because it represented the third week of training for me this year. It started with 6 full-on days at the SWPP  conference in London in January, was followed by a week’s intensive study on The Photographic Entrepreneur course at the Julia Boggio High  which set me up nicely for my week in Cumbria.

I absolutely loved the course because of it’s smart structure, practical skills development and clear insights into what makes a good photographer into a great business person.

As a bonus we were let out into the grounds of the training centre and surrounding countryside to play with our cameras and create some photography. I am really happy with the results:

Benn Allum and Lucienne Beau were willing participants in an engagement shoot. Here are four of the many beautiful photographs that I created with them.


We also spent time with Muki, Tom, Mae and Jaz (not forgetting their dog Ruby). These photographs show that they are a really wonderful people. Here are just three of my photographs of their happy family.


The third photographic experience from my week with Aspire was with the lovely Georgia. She is an up and coming model who is very natural in front of the camera.

Please get in touch when you want to share your views about the importance of continuous learning and maybe spend some time with my heart, eye and camera.



stephen cotterell photography


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  • Ian Jonesnot = note doh.ReplyCancel

  • Ian JonesLovely set of images here mental not to self shoot more people ;-).ReplyCancel

  • Dade Freemansome stunning imagery Stephen, demonstrates your skill and diversity well 🙂ReplyCancel