Reviews and Students’ Work



Lesley Bryceland

We had fantastic workshop led by Mathieu - highly recommended! Mathieu focused on what we were interested in and is very patient and kind. His knowledge of the island is great; it felt like a very bespoke experience. We saw parts of the island we would not have otherwise seen. Highlights were the unspoilt beaches and an amazing sunset at the end of the evening.

Gary beaumont

Mathieu was a brilliant tutor: knowledgeable, approachable, enthusiastic and friendly, he quickly established the level of my photography and knew exactly how to assist me to develop my skills further. His ability as a photographer and knowledge ensured my two days were beneficial and enjoyable from start to finish.

I feel every aspect of my photography, composition, exposure, choice of equipment and post processing has benefitted from the time spent with Mathieu.

I could go on and on singing Mathieu's praises but I'll summarise..... excellent tutor, lovely locations and real value for money and I have no hesitation in recommending him.



Jocelyn Dick

Explored scenic locations to appreciate various landscape photography techniques, tailored to your own needs and interests. Great for a novice photographer. Lots of practical hints and tips and signposting to relevant resources. Mathieu also liaised with my accommodation and provided a lift to the ferry which was much appreciated!

Liz Cowan

It was wonderful!

I am a novice photographer, Mathieu patiently took me through the basics of my camera and it's functions. We then headed out to different locations and he helped me plan and create beautiful photos. He has such an eye and enthusiasm that he helped me to view things in a whole new way. Once we had the raw photos we went back to base and he taught me how to edit them to produce the final images. It is such a work of art and creativity, really opened my eyes to that whole side of what is possible on the home computer.

I was very pleased with the photos we created, especially one of a couple of sheep - who knew sheep and grass and skyline could look so beautiful!

As a follow up to the workshop Mathieu emailed me with a summary of what we had done, his recommendations for equipment for me to purchase, and for workshops/tutorials that could help me to progress.

I cannot recommend the workshop highly enough. Mathieu was the perfect teacher.

Thanks Mathieu! I hope you are available next August when I return for a follow-up class x



Phil Hope

A masterclass with Mathieu Willcocks was the highlight of my stay on Coll. Lots of camera and Lightroom skills to practice when I get home. Oh, and some new toys to go shopping for!

Colin West

Spent a very educational afternoon updating my photography skills with Mathieu, from basic equipment, techniques and post-production to composition and a field trip out to three or four different locations to put these newfound skills to use. Lots of natural beauty everywhere, so it's the perfect place to start taking better shots.