About John Clements…

Welcome to gophototraining, supporting 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.
 I share that and hope to inspire people coming to one of our wide selection of workshops and other events.

Throughout my career, I have also presented events on behalf of many of the biggest camera and lighting companies, to help their users get the best from a particular brands products.

My own 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 about the content, but the style and our personality. And we do find people come back year on year.

Many thousands have kindly been through our courses over the decades, so I guess there must be something to that.

If you are kind enough to join us at an event, I look forward to sharing my 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. But fun as we go.

My Photography…
As for my own work, I remain a professional photographer. I have tackled a vast range of subject matter over the decades, taking me to countless studio’s, company locations, Ambassador’s residences, and 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 and of course the Great British public.

From portraits to weddings 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 both print and electronic form. As well as hanging in business and peoples residences.

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 and to use the modern term ‘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.

My events combine real world photography experience, alongside hands on knowledge of shooting across both film and digital formats.

Books…
I have been flattered that book and magazine publishers asked me in years past, to pen a few words. Over a dozen books, in the days before self publishing, were produced by established publishers, and 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 as a ‘freelance’ about photography for the photo press in the UK:

Magazines…
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).

No matter if we see you on an event or not, my best wishes and good photography.

John.