Workshops & Tuition
What Others Say About Me
"What can I say ! Probably the best fun workshop I have ever been on. From a creativity and collaborative point of view hard to beat. Jon and Theresa really are inspirational and supportive to work with. They work hard and are great fun to be around. To get back to grips with just camera, available light and a few of Jon's gifts !! really made me fall in love with photography again. If anyone ever get's the opportunity to join them don't think twice. Just do it and your life will be more worthy trust me !"
“Did a 1-2-1 tutorial with Jon - a really great course - he's clearly thought out how to present 'what he does' and walks you through it with a combination of theory and practical examples - with the opportunity to try things for yourself. Although structured, it's not inflexible and Jon makes a point of covering areas the photographer is interested in - including practical shooting and editing.
Thoroughly enjoyed the course and spending time with Jon - excited to put what I learned into practice......”
Rob Hill (Photographer)
“Jon and Theresa hosted another workshop at the studio this weekend and what a fantastic 2 days it was. The weekend was full of fun, creativity and unbelievable shots. Jon and Theresa are the dream team when it comes to their workshops, they work together so well and create the perfect learning environment for all their attendees. If you have not been on a Jon Downs workshop you must make time to do so.
Jon's photography is on another level and his work is not only inspirational to thousands of photographers but he himself is a really lovely guy who is genuinely down to earth and a great laugh too.
Many photographers try and emulate Jon's style and fail miserably (I know I was one of them) and many suggest that Jon must get these effects in Photoshop and nothing could be further from the truth. If you attend one of Jon's workshops he will show you the techniques and methods he uses to create his amazing signature style of images. Be prepared to be inspired and be prepared to take your photography to new heights and be prepared to be blown away by what you learn because Jon's workshops do all these things and much more. I know this from first hand experience and by the faces of the attendees when they see the images they are capturing at one of his workshops.”
Big Shot Studio
“Obviously the quality in Jon's port speaks for itself, he takes good pictures - even if you don't intend to emulate his style, it is well worth having a tutorial session with him because his passion and creativity is very inspiring. He is very easy to get on with and dispenses tips without patronising. I wanted to go outside my comfort zone and Jon took me all the way to hand-held, high ISO awesomeness without me crying for my mommy once!”
Imaginary Revolutionary (Photographer)
“Had the opportunity to attend Jon's training session today; it was informative, educational and thoroughly entertaining. Having been a long term fan-boy of Jon's work, it was great to finally meet and to hear / learn and gain some insight into how he achieves such creative and innovative images.
From a teaching perspective he handled the day brilliantly; instructions were clear, concise and supported with a confident knowledge of his craft. Jon gave everyone his time, no question was too silly and he quickly established a genuinely warm and assured rapport with all of us.
I really enjoyed the day and have taken a lot from the different exercises and discussions undertaken which I hope to now put into practice. Jon is a fabulous instructor and I fully recommend his workshops.”
Spooky | MeltingPot Pictures (Photographer)
“When I saw a casting for Jon Downs Creative workshop, I immediately messaged him, as I have been following his work for sometime and have been constantly surprised by the interesting effects and images he creates. Despite the rather early start I had to make to get to Big Shot Studios in Leighton Buzzard, The workshop didn’t disappoint. Jon has a lovely polite and humble manner to his training and gets everyone equally involved with his clear and very clever simple, yet effective techniques. We worked through several of these, with enough time for each principle to be explored and to practice at a latter stage. Jon has a close partnership with the owner of BigShot, Colin and an incredibly good working relationship with Theresa Louise, our beautiful model for the day. The Team made the whole experience an incredibly enjoyable one and I learnt loads, but more importantly had a tremendous time shooting with these guys and the other two participants (Nick & Fin) the day. Thank you All. If you are considering going to one of Jon’s workshops, jump at the chance! It will take your photography to another level. 100% Recommended! KJ.!”
Keith James (Photographer)