What the clients say
Bishop’s Waltham Photographic Society talk
Slawek gave an excellent and informative on-line presentation on Landscape photography to our members. His explanation on how to interpret different light within a scene so that the resulting image appears 3 dimensional was clear and illustrated with some fantastic images from the South Downs as well as further afield. He also gave us good insight into his thought processes for composition.
Slawek was very capable in adapting his presentation to the on-line environment and our members greatly enjoyed the evening.
Thank you from Bishops Waltham Photographic Society. Rona Bassett,
4th June 2020
Slawek has an uncanny ability to find dramatic lighting and stunning viewpoints that make even the humblest of landscapes stand out. He recently gave such an inspiring talk at Haslemere Camera Club that a group of us immediately arranged to go one one of his workshops and a couple of weeks later we duly arrived at Storrington. Conditions were not great but we persevered and did get some good lighting and great photographs. During the workshop Slawek went out of his way to engage with every member of the group, irrespective of their experience, providing guidance on camera craft, visualisation and composition which we all enjoyed.
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters
On a cold windy afternoon in March I arranged a photographic lesson with Slawek which at first I hoped would be cancelled due to the cold conditions.
The weather was dull and grey not good photographic conditions.
However we went on the walk to the beach and discussed what we were hoping to get out of the lesson my main problem was composition.
Not only did I get a better idea about composition also the technical side as well.
I took three images which i was very pleased with.
I will certainly contact Slawek again for another workshop.
Cuckmere Haven Landscape Workshop
On a very grey, cold, and windy afternoon Slawek showed me what could be achieved, even in these difficult photographic conditions. Prior to the workshop Slawek took the time to understand what I hoped to learn during the afternoon and he ensured that he covered all of that and more. He provided guidance on composition, camera settings, and his approach to post processing. In summary a very enjoyable and instructive afternoon which I am sure will help me in my future photography projects.
Thank you Slawek.
Worthing Workshop with Slawek
Slawek is a talented photographer and I was pleased for the opportunity to join his workshop in Worthing. He gave me the long looked for guidance round the selection of the best aperture and shutter speed, together with composition to improve my images. He was very patient and thorough in his teaching. The weather was cold and grey with very little sunlight. But I have gained considerably from this workshop together with a couple of good images. I will definitely join one of his workshops in the future.
Talk at Battle Photographic Society 9th Dec.2019
We were very pleased to welcome Slawek to Battle Photographic Society on 9th December 2019. This was the first time he has come to give a talk at one of our meetings and this time he gave a talk “Landscape Photography is Simple”. Members certainly enjoyed this talk, and his images, especially capturing light on the South Downs. We have already arranged for Slawek to return next year to give another of his photographic talks. Thank You Slawek for a most enjoyable and informative evening.
Purchasing prints/Sunrise downs near Alfiston
It was great to meet Slawek in the local art gallery in Shoreham as I’d wanted a larger print of one of his photos for some time.
I’m absolutely delighted with the results of the A3 sized print called ‘Sunrise downs near Alfriston.’ The colours are accurately rendered from the original and it came mounted and ready for framing. I could have opted for framing too.
And it looks great as I’ve positioned the pic on a wall, so that as the sun comes through it highlights the depth of colours, making the picture pop in all the right places.
It’s such a lovely view to wake up to and see every morning.
Slawek organised the print and mounting and was very generous with his time in checking that the print would meet my expectations. I am a very satisfied customer. Thank you!
2 to 1 Landscape/Seascape session
My son and I have just enjoyed a sunrise session at the coast and on the South Downs.
Slawek took us to very photogenic locations, some off the beaten track, giving us many tips and advice throughout the morning. We learned more about the use of filters, composition and the use of light among other things.
He has a very helpful, friendly and easy manner and is to be thoroughly recommended.
Talk at oxford photographic society
Slawek’s talk on landscape photography was excellent with some great landscape images and an insight into his thought processes in taking pictures. His explanation of neutral density filters and how and when to use them was clear and gave some of our more experienced members some food for thought. We will certainly be inviting him back.
Dave Programme secretary OPS
Photoshoot in Midhurst and Review.
A group from Roehampton club went on a photoshoot with Slawek on the 10th October, apart from not great weather we all had an interesting day. Slawek made time to help all of us with composition, using filters +++ what is also good was that he did not have a camera with him so we had his undivided attention.
The following week Slawek attended the club and we had a review of our photos and he gave constructive criticism which we all found extremely helpful.
We hope to organise another trip with him to Canary Wharf for the blue hour.
Another fine talk to our club
Slawek has visited us at Steyning Camera Club twice now and has shown us his fascinating pictures from places on the South Downs near us that most of our members didn’t even know about! Meanwhile, some of our longer-serving members have been on, and enjoyed, his local landscape walks and demonstrations.
He’s inspirational for our newer members as he generally keeps his pictures simple – things that beginners can pick up easily. Another well-timed talk, he’s always welcome to visit us.
Thanks again from Steyning CC,
Geoff, Programme Secretary
Landscape Talk to Horley Camera Club 18/9/19
Thanks Slawek from Horley Camera Club for your very interesting and informative talk about landscape photography with emphasis on light and shadow. Some of our members have attended your workshops and I am sure many more will do so following your visit. We enjoyed seeing your fabulous images especially as many of them were of the South Downs practically on our doorstep.
Many thanks Horley Camera Club
1-2-2 Landscape Walk
I asked Slawek to share some of his landscaping skills with my friend and I as it’s a genre of photography I don’t often spend enough time doing. I’d met him a couple of times when he was giving presentations at my local PhotoClub and was impressed by his photos, knowledge and easy manner. We were taken to a lovely location and he spent time talking to us about a range of useful tips about light, filters and composition+++. Many Thanks Slawek, and look forward to spending more time with you soon.
Landscape Talk to LOGS 15.5.19
Slawek came by invitation and expectation to our small group of elderly amateur enthusiasts . Two of whom had been on workshops with Slawek previously. We were treated to a really interesting and challenging afternoon, which was beautifully illustrated with excellent photos to make the point. Thank you Slawek, we really enjoyed it and now have to go into action and test out the theory for ourselves, trust we listened well!
Great knowledge, generously shared thank you.
Many thanks for the photo session of two bedroom flat. Photos are very professional – beautiful composition of lights and shadows. Thanks again.
Thank you for a very enjoyable evening last Wednesday. Members have commented since what a small world it is ( your Swiss photos were from a Canton where the husband of one of our members was born!) and many of us were inspired to try those early mornings which so mark your work! We’ll see if that happens!
South Downs 1:1
Splendid outing yesterday on the South Downs with Slawek. Beautiful scenery and lots of photo opportunities all close at hand. Slawek works hard to find interesting compositions and light, and encourages you to try different things – all done in a gentle way with lots of help. I made it hard for him as I was shooting in infrared which isn’t his normal genre but he picked up its quirks very quickly. I can certainly recommend him for 1:1 outings.
1:1, Group workshop and Skype Photoshop tuition
I contacted Slawek after admiring his wonderful landscapes on his website, especially the telephoto landscapes. Since then I have done 1:1 close by Wilmington and group in Hastings as well as Skype photoshop sessions. He is a patient, excellent teacher with in-depth knowledge. I find 1:1 Skype is the ideal way to gain extra knowledge on photoshop. I can highly recommend his workshops.
Thank you for a most interesting afternoon. You gave everyone plenty of time and tips on how to get the most out of the session so that our photography moved forward.
I’ve now been on 3 workshops with Slawek. He’s always prepared to share his knowledge to help photographers of all levels. He is very attentive and keen to ensure you leave satisfied. Very good value and I can highly recommend him.
South Downs Workshop
Thank you Slawek, for a great afternoon, for your patience, your attention and your persistence with challenging conditions.
I know that the little tips and tricks you gave us will enhance my landscape photography greatly. I’ve even ordered a ND filter :-).
Thank you so much for all your help when I was choosing the prints.
My husband was really pleased with them and so was I. I feel lucky to have found your photos and great service.
My afternoon workshop in Eastbourne with Slawek was a bit disappointing, but only because it was cold, and the sky was uninspiring. Slawek helped us all in turn, making sure that we had the right camera settings; he lent me a big stopper, the first time I had been able to try one, and helped us all to improve our compositions.
I will certainly book with Slawek again.
Marilyn Taylor FSWPP ARPS CPAGB
Loved this first workshop with Slawek and looking forward to doing another. No matter what your skill level he was able to advise how to improve as photographer.
Workshop Canary Wharf
Brilliant workshop. Learnt a lot, some great images and also good fun. Will definitely go again.
I have now attended two of Slawek workshops, they have both been great value , he is a real professional who is ready to pass on his immense skill to others. He is able to quickly identify your skill level and make appropriate suggestions that will allow you to develop as a photographer. Ray Evans
Cuckmere Haven 28/10/17
We spent an enjoyable and informative afternoon with Slawek at Cuckmere Haven on Saturday. The weather was kind and the light was very good. Slawek showed us the best angles from which to take our images and made very helpful suggestions about composition and camera settings and calmly and efficiently ensured that we got the most from our time with him.
Photoshoot with Slawek
I was looking to do take photos in Sussex and when I was google searching photographers I came across Slawek. Had a great day with him taking photos of the Coastal Cottages & the Seven Sisters. Very professional and informative with a great eye! Thanks Slawek.
Maidstone Camera Club
Slawek came to our club at short notice, what a fantastic evening. Very well structured talk with lots of information, some amazing images. A photographer who thinks out the box and gets results.
Good Evening with Slawek
Slawek gave us a great evening at Folkestone Camera Club. He showcased beautiful, well constructed images and emphasised how to get it right in camera. He gave all the information we needed to get started with filters in camera, the sales in them will now rocket! An excellent Camera Club presentation from a true professional.
Tutorial at Seaford
I had the most interesting and informative day with Slawek. It is the first time I had met him. He is very engaging with great personality. A session like today was a great way to understand and improve my photography. I am looking forward to the next session with him.
I highly recommend having 1:1 sessions with Slawek. He was not only very knowledgeable but also extremely encouraging. The sessions were fast paced, tailored to my needs and very enjoyable. I can’t wait to go back for more – I know there’s so much more I can learn from him. Thanks Slawek!
South Downs, Berwick workshop
I attended my second workshop with Slawek. Previous Bosham, this time South Downs, Berwick; only 3 other people so he was able to devote a lot of time to each person, suggesting views which I had not seen, and open to suggestions as to thoughts on my views and images. Very approachable and friendly.
Having attended the re-arranged workshop I can report that the wait was well worth it. Slawek is not only highly talented but is very patient and thorough in his teaching. I have gained considerable knowledge and a few (for me) good images. I will definitely join one of his workshops in the future.
Creative landscape lecture
Slawek gave a an excellent talk this week to Kingston Camera Club. He showed great images and shared many helpful ideas and tips to stimulate us to get out and photograph the landscape. As a bonus he brought along his lenses and filters. Note that he has completely updated his talk so if you haven’t heard him for a while it’s worth getting him back.
I attended this workshop as I have wanted to go there for years. I have been following Slawek on social media for years & wanted to learn some of his techniques. The workshop didn’t disappoint. After many years of taking photographs set on automatic Slawek was kind & patient showing me how to use the settings & so now I have the foundations, I hope that my photographs will improve in depth now. A fantastic area for a workshop. I met some lovely people on the workshop too. I hope to be able to attend more workshops in time. Thank you.
11th November 2016
Slawek travelled to Overton North Hampshire, he gave a talk on his work Landscape and Architectural Photography. WOW was that good, I’m sure we will have a return visit at some point, I would recommend his talk to any club, and he is also a very nice man. Thanks Slawek 10 out of 10.
Excellent one-on-one instruction
While visiting the Sussex area, I looked for photo workshops on the Internet, and Slawek’s looked most interesting. Unfortunately the time wasn’t right so I chose a 1-on-1 workshop. I’m maybe an intermediate photographer, it is still a hobby- My main interest was lighting and composition, and this time with Slawek greatly added to my understanding and enthusiasm. And my pictures are much better. We did landscapes. I hope to do buildings with Slawek’s on next trip. It was great.
Ditchling Workshop July 10th 2016
Slawek is the ideal choice for a workshop on the South Downs: he has many beautiful images of his own and has built up an understanding of the area over several years – he really knows how to bring unwieldy undulations and seemingly random trees into a cohesive whole. He was kind, patient and calm with an intelligent approach towards the technical aspects and a deep understanding of the aesthetics. We didn’t experience the best light but it didn’t particularly matter as the workshop was so enjoyable and informative, his teaching was clear and friendly and he was highly sensitive to our varying levels of experience. Most importantly, everyone received masses of individual attention. It was great. I’ve booked another.
Presentation at Horsham Photographic Society 8 June 2016
Thank you on behalf of Horsham Photographic Society for your fascinating and inspiring talk on Landscape and Architectural Photography.
In addition to some wonderful images, your explanation of technique and demonstration of filters made for an enjoyable and informative evening. Your passion and dedication to the genre is an inspiration!
Paul Connor LRPS
Talk to Maidenhead Camera Club
Slawek gave an excellent and informative talk “Creative Landscape Photoraphy” to Maidenhead Camera Club last week. He brought his equipment along, including lens and filters and demonstrated and really inspired the Club in the use of various filters on camera. All the way through he showed his excellent and atmospheric pictures. It is very obvious he is a passionate and talented (and patient) landscape photographer.
Steyning and South Downs Workshops 7/8 May 2016
I thoroughly enjoyed both the workshops I attended and learned a lot more about my camera and it’s settings as well as how to improve my photography, especially composition. The scenery on the South Downs was beautiful and I shall be regularly revisiting the area during the different seasons. Slawek is very patient and ensures he gives each student one to one time.
I look forward to attending more workshops in the future.
Telephoto landscapes workshop
Slawek originally postponed the workshop as the weather was not looking good. He made the right decision as the light on the day all six of us met up was just right.
We all had different levels of skill with our cameras and our approaches to composition and Slawek tailored his tuition accordingly. As a result I know we all got a lot out of the workshop.
This is an ideal workshop for anyone who wants to learn how to take great landscapes with their telephoto lens.
Canary Wharf Workshop 16 April 2016
I really enjoyed the workshop at Canary Wharf and got some very useful advice from Slawek regarding composition, exposure and use of filters. I gained an understanding of using the histogram. I really enjoyed the taking some long exposures of Canary Wharf. I would certainly consider undertaking another workshop. Enjoyable and informative.
Birling Gap Workshop
Despite the weather, I found the workshop at Birling Gap very helpful. You gave me good advice on composing subjects an making the best of the poor light. I am looking forward to your next workshop at Falmer.
Thanks for your visit to Richmond and Twickenham Photographic Society on 13 January 2016. The members were very impressed with the images that were presented on the evening considering that very little post processing was done to them. You provided some very useful tips and hopefully the members will now make use of them. Thank you.
Eastbourne Workshop 23/01/16
Thank you for some very helpful tips. The workshop had to be rescheduled due to poor winter weather and we were not too lucky with a dull misty day. However, the challenge of photography in non-optimal conditions was a great way to learn camera control and we all learned much from you. Despite the dull weather, I did manage to get several pleasing shots of Eastbourne pier. Many thanks & all the best.
Seven Sisters Camera Club
Hi Slawek, a huge thank you from all of us at Seven Sisters Camera Club for a most beautiful presentation on the 4th of January, covering local landscapes and foreign travels.I love your approach to photography, where you place more importance on capturing the picture right at the time rather than rely heavily on post processing techniques. You have a very accute understanding of the light and its effect on contours and textures. And thank you also for sharing with us your experiences and tips… Merci merci merci! Marianne
I undertook a 1-2-1 bespoke training course with Slawek to help me improve my technique and learn some tips. Slawek was very helpful, patient and knowledgeable; the session was informal and open where I could ask questions and put theory into practice. I would highly recommend.
Tandridge Photographic Society
Hi Slawek, I would really like to thank you on be behalf of all of us at the Tandridge Photographic Society for an captivating and inspiring evening on Thursday. And for sharing with us your tips and techniques in photography. We look forward to inviting you again and would highly recommend you.
Muswell Hill Photographic Society lecture
Just wanted to say a huge thank you on behalf of everyone at Muswell Hill Photographic Society for the very interesting lecture you gave use last week. It was intriguing to hear all about the techniques you use to take your beautiful landscape photographs. You certainly have given us lots of inspiration.
All the best,
Southease on 1st Aug 2015
Enjoyed my day with Slawek and appreciated advice and examples using graduated filters and polorising fliters to optimise colors and dynamic range. I was able to trial Slawek’s accessories and study results after.
Individual workshop 28th June 2015
I really enjoyed the landscape workshop on the 28th. The range of topics you covered was really useful and all very patiently explained. I learnt a lot and hope to join one of your group sessions before too long.Highly recommended.
Individual Landscape workshop 27 June 2015
Hi Slawek, thank you for the landscape workshop yesterday. Your individual time, patience and the knowledge I gained from you will certainly improve my photography skill level. Great locations even if the light wasn’t great. I look forward to coming to one of your group sessions in the future. Highly recommended.
Just a big thank you for my 1:2:1 tuition session yesterday. I learned more about my camera and how to take a properly exposed image in a few hours than in the past 5 years! You patiently covered a range of topics from how to set up my camera, composition, use of filters and long exposures. I’m now looking forward to getting my own tripod and Lee filters to get out and use my new skills etc. I will be joining one of the group sessions to practice learn further in the near future. I highly recommend your tuition to photographers!!
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Many thanks for talking for 2 hours at our club, despite you feeling below par. We had a great turnout, despite being so Landscape focused. Personally I really was impressed how you search out good light areas in your shots, rather than dodge the relevant areas afterwards.
I chose a 1:2:1 tuition session with Slawek and found it very interesting and helpful. He patiently covered a range of topics from how to set up my camera, composition, use of filters and long exposures. I’m now looking forward to joining one of the group sessions to practice my new skills and learn further.
Birling Gap workshop 25/1/15
This was the second workshop I’ve enjoyed with Slawek and once again he seems to pull out all the stops to ensure everyone comes away with some great images and having learnt a lot about the craft. It doesn’t seem to matter what level you are at or whether you’ve been out with him before, there’s always new tips and techniques. The workshops are so enjoyable, Slawek’s enthusiasm is infectious and the individual attention you get is fantastic. His passion, expertise and good nature come together to create a great day, highly recommend a trip out with him.
Bosham Workshop 17 Jan 2015
Great workshop and despite not having the best light on the day, I have some nice images to keep. Great individual tuition from which I learned some excellent new techniques. I would recommend photographers of all abilities to join Slawek on one of his workshops. His passion for photography is inspirational.
Presentation at Bognor Regis Camera Club 13 January 2015
On behalf of Bognor Regis Camera Club, I would like to thank you for giving such an inspiring talk, for showing a selection of your excellent photographs, of which most were taken in Sussex, and for freely giving technical advice as to how you took the pictures on show. A very informative evening and thoroughly recommended to any camera club.
Workshop South Downs 13 Dec 2014
This was a most enjoyable day. Slawek gave the whole group a lot of individual attention to enable them to secure good landscape photos in sometimes difficult conditions. I was particularly grateful for his ability to ensure I fully appreciated the facilities available on a modern digital camera. I look forward to joining him on other workshops.
Presentation at Hayling Island Camera club
Slawek came to us and gave a wonderful talk for the evening. Great work and very informative. Already looking to arrange another night. Members have since been on a workshop and commented on how good it was…
Presentation to Mid Sussex Camera Club
Slawek you’re a real star, your talk to our Camera club was very informative on how you to manage create such stunning landscapes most of which seem to have been taken on our door step. Great evening look forward to seeing more of your work in the future.
Still learning things about my camera, thanks to Slawek – which I intend to use! Great workshop and hope I get the chance to go on another. No rushing, plenty of sound advice and there’s no doubt my landscape photography will have improved.
Presentation to Reigate Photo Society
On behalf of Reigate PS thank you for presenting excellent quality landscape photos but also for giving us tips as to how they were taken.
Your presentation to Ashford Photographic Soc
On behalf of Ashford I just wanted to say how much we all enjoyed your talk last Friday your images were outstanding and information on technique and locations was really helpful
thank for a great evening.
Philip L.Hinton ARPS.
Presentation at Tonbridge Camera Club
just wanted to say thank you for your talk at Tonbridge Camera Club, some stunning images and a great commentary, full of information delivered with passion.
recent order of two prints
I’m delighted with the prints, which arrived today, only three days after I ordered them. They are of excellent quality and absolutely beautiful. Thank you!
Saltdean Workshop 26 July
An excellent workshop with Slawek. As a fellow Canon user he was able to help me set up my camera with a Custom Setting and also showed me how to use the back button focussing method. He devided his time between the whole group, helping and advising and showing us how to get the best out of the ND filters, explaining the importance of using the histogram to check exposure, and tailoring his advice depending on the knowledge of each member of the group. Sadly the weather didn’t really play ball with a rather bland sky and few interesting shadows, but nevertheless his knowledge shone through. Would certainly recommend Slawek’s workshops, and will be returning for another one sometime soon.
Photo workshops with Slawek
This was my second workshop with Slawek and have found both to be extremely useful. Slawek soon works out your level of skill and offers advice to improve your knowledge and technique. I will definitely return for further workshops. Thank you Slawek.
Photo Workshops in Sussex
Joining several of Slawek’s workshops has been a terrific learning experience and has brought my understanding of landscape photography to a new level; including the value of filters in landscape photography. He is extremely knowledgeable both of photographic techniques and where to find great locations, and gives advice and support as appropriate. Highly recommended.
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Un sitio espectacular, la clase entretenida, clara y muy útil. Merece la pena también para principiantes como yo. Qué más se puede pedir, que hable español? Pues también 😉
Photography workshops with Slawek
Photo workshops with Slawek come highly recommended, they are fun, very informative and excellent value.
Many thanks for the Berwick workshop on Saturday. Really good location and I found your leadership excellent. Lots of useful technical camera tips on the camera were really helpful plus the 1:1 on composition etc. Thank you.