Diane McCudden (CPAGB BPE1*) will be your tutor, an experienced photographer, she has a love of the outdoors and concentrates on landscapes and seascapes, Many of which have been published.
Diane uses a CanonEos7D, with a canon15-85mm is usm , sigma70-200mm F2.8 usm, teleconvetor x2, Canon Macro 100mm 2.8 is L lenses. Canon100-400mm. Canon Flashgun. Filters are a must for landscapre photographers, in her camera bag are LEE filter system, neutral density filters, grey graduated filters and the most important of all the polorisor. A giottos tripod & and manfrotto monopod completes the kit at present.
In 2007 Diane decided to persue a career in photography, by gaining commissions for prints & canvases and supplying local retailers with her work including hand made bespoke greeting cards of manx scenes, flora & fauna from around the Island. Diane also publishes her own calendars of manx landscapes. Diane has exhibited work locally, and her prints can be seen in various outlets around the Island. All that's left is to publish a book! That's another project to work on for the future.
After attending courses in the UK Diane decided that the Isle of Man could offer similar courses. So here we are today providing tuition for locals & visitors in our picturesque island. Diane is a great believer in getting the photo right in camera, and not doing endless editing in photoshop. Most of her work has had very little enhancing with Photoshop Elements/CS5 extended.
The courses/holidays are varied to suit all levels of photographers, and are all outdoor based in various locations island wide.
We welcome visitors to our beautiful island, whether you stay with relatives or need accomodation arrangements can be made to suit your requirements.
Holiday packages are now available. Please go to courses page for more information
Sunday 28th November 2010 Diane attended The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain Awards in Wilmslow Cheshire, where she submitted a portfolio of work to be judged. A successful panel of 10 images were received and now Diane as attained her CPAGB in Photography. She would like to thank everyone for their support in attaining this award.
April 2011. Received 4 awards for a variety of work at the IOMPS.
June 2011. The L&CPU accepted 2 images into their portfolio for the coming year to show at clubs around the UK.
June 2011. The L&CPU have choosen 1 image for a portfolio of images to use to promote the Lancashire & Cheshire Photographic Union.
April 2012 Gained 11 awards with the IOMPS
May 2012 attained BPE1* with the British Photographic Exhibitions. 25 images required to be accepted into British Salons for exhibitions.