Mark first became interested in photography while living and working abroad, but since returning to the UK in the early 1990's, he has found inspiration in his local surroundings of Dorset and the New Forest.
He completed a City and Guilds course at the Arts Institute, Bournemouth, in 1994. Since then, his pictures have appeared in numerous national and county publications and have been used for book covers and on cards and calendars. He is a regular contributor to the UK photographic press, in particular Digital SLR Photography magazine, and in 2007 wrote their 'Landscape Masterclass' series. He shoots stock images for various stock agencies, including the fine-art image library Trevillion Images. His first book, 'Romantic Dorset', was published by Halsgrove in April 2008 and his second, 'Perfect Wiltshire', in 2010.
Having shot Fuji Velvia on a Pentax 67 for a number of years, in 2006 he made the switch to digital and now shoots mostly on a Canon 5D mark II and Canon 1ds II.
A former teacher and teacher trainer, not only does Mark have an in-depth knowledge of landscape photography, but also the skills to convey that knowledge to course participants.
Ross Hoddinott is one of the UK's leading outdoor photographers. He has been working as a full time professional since 1997, supplying photographs and undertaking commissions for a wide range of publications and clients worldwide. Ross is a multi award winning photographer, including being named 'British Wildlife Photographer of the Year' in 2009. Based in North Cornwall, Ross is best known for his close-up photography and evocative landscapes. He was a member of the 2020VISION photo-team - the UK's most ambitious multi-media conservation project - and is an Ambassador for Nikon UK and one of Manfrotto's Local Heroes. Ross is the author of seven photography books, including The Landscape Photography Workshop and The Digital Exposure Handbook - Revised.
Adam Burton is one of the UKs leading landscape photographers. Since 2008 he has been working as a full time professional landscape photographer, regularly supplying imagery and undertaking commissions for a wide range of business clients. He has photographed five of the seven continents and now specialises in the landscapes of the UK, particularly Southwest England. Adam's images have been published regularly in national newspapers and magazines, as well as in books, greeting cards and calendars. He has also worked for many prestigious organisations, supplying imagery and undertaking commissions for companies including British Petroleum, The AA, The Times and National Geographic. Adam has authored four books, including The South West Coast Path.