We all like it when someone says something nice about us.  Here are some of the nice things people have said about Ian’s Studio.  If you would like to leave your own review / testimonial then you can email to us, and we will add it to this page.

“Hi Ian – I just wanted to let you know that I have got over 400 likes in 2 days on Facebook [Group] ‘Love Lymm Locals’ for my Lymm Cross and Christmas tree photo so a big thank you for explaining when to take the photo!”

The advice was given via the Facebook group and through my weekly live streams

RC, (Facebook Group Member and Live stream watcher)

I very much enjoyed your lectures, which were most informative and entertaining.

I look forward to reading your blogs

TC, (Cruise Passengers, MV Columbus, Canary Islands Cruise 2019)

Ian was a guest speaker on the Marco Polo cruise ship during a 10 week voyage around South America (Jan-March 2019).  His popular talks on photography were varied, interesting and useful, applicable to those of all abilities (we only use iPhone cameras).  Ian was inspirational and made us want to try out simple new techniques to capture wonderful memories of this trip.  He also provided helpful information on how to save our images in a logical and orderly manner and gave 1:1 support to passengers as needed to resolve photography issues.

But Ian was much more than a photographic speaker.  He set up fun competitions, he gave out advice and tips for our destinations, he shared his own photography and travelogues of the destinations as well as life on board, and he gave fascinating talks on topics unrelated to photography.

Ian really added value to our voyage.  Thank you

Karina and Andrew, (Cruise Passengers, MV Marco Polo, South America Cruise 2019)

I have got to know Ian through attending his excellent Academy programme of photography and Lightroom courses and workshops. I booked with Ian, and a female model, a 3 hours assisted studio shoot for me to learn more from Ian about studio lighting set ups and working with models. Ian is a friendly cheerful guy who delivered his practical tuition for me in very easily understandable stages, we decided on a range of different lighting set ups and backdrops for five shoot sets, each shoot set was very successful and I’m extremely pleased with the resulting images. Many thanks Ian for giving me such excellent training and guidance, very much appreciated.

TC, (Ian's Studio Photo Academy Member)

“I wanted to thank you for keeping the important stuff in my mind by your series of talks. As a part timer, sometimes you forget what you ought to be thinking about, and now, looking back over my images from the trip, I think they are probably amongst the best I have brought back from a trip like this. Mission accomplished”

MG, N20, London, (Cruise Passenger, MV Marco Polo, Greenland Cruise 2018)

I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed your lectures during the three weeks on Marco Polo – you engaged with the audience very well and imparted the information in a way useful to absolute beginners and keen amateurs.

We have been to lectures by photographers on at least three previous cruises and felt that you were the best that we have seen.

CM, (Cruise Passenger, MV Marco Polo, Greenland Cruise 2018)

Many thanks for all your lectures during the cruise and for the links you have provided.  Whilst being just a taker of holiday and family snaps I found the lectures interesting and very nicely presented.  Thanks for sharing your expertise with us.

RP, (Cruise Passenger, MV Magellan, Amazon Cruise 2018)

“Always Learn a Lot”

I have always enjoyed the events and always learn a lot of new skills – would recommend to any photographer

“Excellent tutor who has plenty of time for you…”

I have been to a number of Ians Friday evening events, he is willing to spend time with you as a group and on a one to one basis when required. I would strongly recommend you go and experience his brilliant teaching as you will not be disappointed.

“Various Training Sessions”

I’ve attended a number of courses with Ian’s Studio ranging from one-to-one, to class based theory and practical studio photography. I’ve enjoyed all the courses and learnt a lot.

Ian is a highly knowledgable photographer with a passion for his students to learn. I have no hesitation in recommending him and do so gladly with full confidence.

“Ideal for anyone who wants to improve their photography”

Ian communicates in a straightforward and easy-to-understand manner. He is happy to share his many years’ experience as a professional photographer, whilst maintaining the perfect balance of professionalism and informality. The facilities at the studio are capable of delivering stunning images and Ian has access to some great models.

If you want to learn more about your hobby and the opportunity to learn new techniques or want to stretch yourself creatively, then you could do a lot worse than to book into one of Ian’s training courses or Friday night sessions!

I have been to a number of Ian’s events and have thoroughly enjoyed them.


1- He is well prepared and gives enough explanation of what he intends to achieve without it going over the top.
2- I have always come away with notes which have helped me to try things at a later date.
3- I have been pleased with the pictures that I have taken on the day.
4- Ian is polite and enthusiastic about his work.

I cannot really say anything bad about Ian.