His photographs have appeared in numerous 'Glossies' worldwide, in catalogues, on advertising posters, in British national and provincial newspapers, in various French publications, and on calendars and postcards. Currently, his photographs of the Lot-et-Garonne are in demand and you will often see his images in tourist publications in France.
Pete (as he prefers to be called) has diverse photographic experience, knowledge and interests. At one end of the scale he has created portfolios for a number of models and beauty queens (including a Miss Wales, Miss United Kingdom, Miss France, Miss Europe and Miss World) whilst, at the other, he has produced a 2 metre wide landscape photographed from a light aircraft using a view-camera and 7"x 5" sheet film.
He has also photographed Prince Charles (as an accredited photographer) and the actress Julie Christie (as a friend). Although experienced in most types of film and darkroom techniques (working in both B&W and colour), Pete has been '100% digital' since 2003. He has also had experience shooting movie film and video.
After making sure that his guests have a good understanding of the basics, Pete also follows the doctrine of 'giving people their head' when it comes to taking photographs. "I cover an extensive list of topics during the week," he says, "but I prefer to give my guidance hands on, while we're actually out working in the field."
Pete firmly believes John Hedgecoe's adage that 'cameras don't make pictures, people do.' As a result, he discourages obsession with equipment and encourages visual awareness. "No-one can really define what makes a good photograph," he says, "what I try to impart is how to avoid making a bad one." Peter Evans is a registered Professional User with Nikon Europe and a member of the Royal Photographic Society
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
We commenced trading in 2005.
2. What is your company's mission?
Our aim is to provide the finest possible "learning holiday" experience.
3. What does your company specialize in?
We specialize in painting and photography holidays in France.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
Our company is run by Peter Evans (photographer) and Jill Fellows (artist).
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
We don't offer travel packages, we offer painting and photography holidays.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
"We have been on two other painting and photography holidays before this one. It's a pity we didn't find you first!"
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