About John Clements…

Welcome to gophototraining, designed to support my photography workshops and events around the UK.

With experience now approaching four decades, I have accumulated skills as a professional photographer, a technical imaging consultant, and long term workshop leader.

Events cater for the beginner, enthusiast and pro photographer. All wrapped up in fun and an often praised experience. And thank you for the amazing feedback we get. Not just the content, but also about our style and personality. And we do find many come back year on year. Many thousands have kindly been through our courses over the decades now, so I guess there must be something to that.

So if you are kind enough to join us at an event, I look forward to sharing some experience and enthusiasm. Step – by -step, easy to follow, the intention is to help your photography achieve what you want it to in minimum time.

Technical Skills

My ‘technical’ background in photography has enabled me to work for and with, some of the worlds leading imaging companies as an Ambassador, Evangelist or Influencer.

These have, and continue in some instances to include, Nikon Corporation (for a number of years as ‘The UK Advisor Of Photography’), Profoto, Adobe, Olympus, Hasselblad, and Contax to name some.

As a result, events combine real world high quality picture creation, with clear and helpful advice in getting the best from your equipment of choice.

My Photography

I remain a professional photographer, and have tackled a vast range of subjects. Taking me to countless studio’s, company locations, Ambassador’s residences, and many historic venues. Freezing cold beaches, into peoples homes and more. I have photographed the well known, royalty, actors, politicians and other recognisable people over the years, to the Great British public. `
From portraits to weddings or at numerous events, and business images. Then the fashion stuff, and other kinds of pictures, including diverse subjects as scene of crime imagery or photographing laser beams. It has been an interesting mix to say the least. And I am proud that images have been published around the world in print and electronic form. As well as hanging in business and peoples residences.

Books & Magazines

With the above background I was flattered that book and magazine publishers asked me in years past, to pen a few words. Over a dozen books which sold around the world, from equipment guides, to specific ‘genre’ titles and digital manipulation. Likewise, for over a decade alongside my day job as a photographer, I wrote regularly about photography for the photo press in the UK:

Digital Photo Pro (Technical Editor).
Practical Photography (Technical Consultant).
British Journal Of Photography (Technical Contributor).
Amateur Photographer (Columnist).
Which Camera (Technical Editor).
Mac User.
PC Pro.
Nikon Pro.
Nikon User Magazine (Technical Editor).

My best wishes and good photography.