I had an incredible day out with Neil 1:1 in the Brecon Beacons in September. He listened carefully to what I wanted to get out of the day and worked out a game plan for the day. My preference was to focus on the more artistic side of the game as I already had a good understanding of the basics (mainly the exposure triangle and how to drive my camera). We spent a full day visiting various different sites, with Neil encouraging and challenging me to find the shot at each one. At each site we then spent time reviewing the photos I’d taken to better understand what was working well and what wasn’t. Neil is a natural teacher and good fun to spend the day with. I learnt far more in the space of a day than I have in years of buying the latest gadget or new lens. After the day Neil followed up with an extensive set of observations on my style and technique and listed some key areas for me to continue working on. I intend to book another day out with him next year, hopefully by which time I’ll have had a chance to put some of his tips in to practice.