"I was fortunate enough to have had an afternoon’s photography workshop with Luke Whitaker from the Bosham Gallery in late July. I’ve had a digital SLR camera for a while but was always a ‘point and press’ photographer, never knowing how to use the camera properly. The afternoon with Luke was one of the best afternoons I’ve had in a very long time. His patience and ability to explain the different functions put me at ease and I came away with some excellent tips and knowledge on how to use my camera properly. He educated me, not only on some of the key features, but how to also set up a photo, how to look at light and layers and how to look at the photos taken and how to adjust small elements to improve on them. I’d highly recommend Luke without hesitation to anyone who’s looking to build their confidence with their photography and feel proud of the photos they’ve taken." Rob Atherton, August 2021
"Luke, it was great to meet up with you again last Thursday for the 1/2 day photography lesson, the ideal retirement present! Really enjoyed spending the afternoon learning the basic principles of good photography and composition. You never fully understand how little you know until it is pointed out! Bosham is the ideal backdrop for trying out the techniques around portraits, landscapes / seascapes, focus, light etc. I never realised how much capability existed in my expensive iPhone 12 Pro! I will continue to practice what you patiently shared with me and hopefully be able to share and surprise you with some of the output. Take care and good luck with the business as we re-emerge from lockdown." Patrick Kiely, August 2021
"Thanks for your efforts in getting my prints made and beautifully framed. They look stunning and I am really pleased so a big thank you." Nick Oakley, March 2019
"My day with Luke, which followed an amazing workshop he led with Charlie Waite a few months earlier was the next step to take my photography from mere interest to something more professional. Luke has a way of challenging you, making you think deeper about what you are doing, how you see things and your direction. I always feel utterly exhausted after a day with him but also amazed at how much I've learnt. Luke is quietly firm, challenging and determined that you get all you need during the day. A big thank you Luke." Martin Stones, March 2019
Anthony Howe, October 2018 (Beginners 1-to-1)
"Definitely a highly enjoyable, instructive and indeed enlightening four hours which simply whizzed by.......a brilliant Birthday present. Now the challenge is to put the guidance given into much better composed photographs. More thinking; less snapping. Bravo and many, many thanks Luke." Bruce Garrett, September 2018 (Intermediate 1-to-1)
"I found this morning quite an eye opener. I began to appreciate with your guidance that having a clever camera is so much less important than composition and imagination. Luke has a happy way of explaining some of the techniques of good photography and how to realise, in the photograph, what the eye saw and wants to remember. Now for some practice with the sea and landscapes on our doorstep. Many thanks for a most enjoyable morning." Simon Veysey, September 2018 (Intermedaite 1-to-1)
"On behalf of the Flag Officers and Members of Bosham Sailing Club I thank you for the gift of a lovely and historic photograph which is the very evocation of Bosham and much admired by all our Members who have seen it. I look forward to other opportunities for BSC to collaborate with the Bosham Gallery." Frank McCormack, Commodore, Bosham Sailing Club
David Slaughter, August 2018
"I was very fortunate to attend a 1-2-1 workshop with Luke Whitaker in his Bosham Gallery.
"I worked with Luke for a couple of months in the lead up to my first solo exhibition in Scotland. From start to finish the experience and knowledge that Luke openly shared with me and the solid advice he gave along the way was invaluable. I can honestly say that this was the best investment in my work and development this year. Luke guided me along the way from print choice to framing assistance all the way through to branding, wording and presentation as a whole. His knowledge is second to none but he also has a lovely manner in his communication. I want to thank you for everything and highly recommend anyone facing the same process, gets in touch with Luke!" Margaret Saroya, July 2018
"I was lucky enough to spend the most excellent morning with Luke at Bosham to go through my basic photographic knowledge. Having partaken in a few weekend group classes in London (from complete beginner to now), this was a wonderfully different experience; not just because I was lucky enough to have 1-2-1, nor because his knowledge is immense, which it is, but because he has the empathy, generosity and enthusiasm to pass on so much of his skill. This is so rare to find in a teacher, in any sphere, and is what separates the excellent from the average. I left Bosham feeling utterly inspired and with a plan in place for the next stage of learning and for a potential future in an art I love. Luke followed this all up with an outlined email expressing the way forward and offering an incredibly rare opportunity to learn the business and technical side of photography as well as the creative. I know I will look back one day and be grateful for accidentally discovering him!" Jess Prentice, May 2018
"I am delighted to be represented by the excellent Bosham Gallery, who provide first-class representation. The owner and curator of the gallery is Luke Whitaker who is very passionate about photography and supportive of the arts. Bosham is a very classy area and I have been delighted to see strong sales of my work." Charlie Waite, May 2018
"Your beautiful photograph, Misty Morning, is now hanging in pride of place and all are delighted with it. It is much admired. Very many thanks." Frances Fawcett, May 2018
"THANK YOU! The 1-2-1 workshop was great, extremely useful and I enjoyed chatting with you. I learn't a perfect amount, some of which I'm already putting into practice." Mike Preston, May 2018
"This was my first workshop with Light and Land and I was extremely pleased with the whole day. I enjoyed the opportunity to spend a short session at the beginning where Luke shared some of his photographs and took us through the format for the day. The opportunity to walk around the area with an experienced and local photographer made a big difference - highlighting good areas for photographs and also explaining how the light would work during the day. I felt I learned a lot about just looking around me and taking time to think about the image I wanted to capture and not feel that I just had to keep snapping away. There were a few of us in the workshop but Luke was very approachable and made sure he paid attention to all of us. Lovely people, lovely day." Debbie McGlashan, April 2018
"Luke and his team at the Bosham Gallery scanned 4000 photographs from our archive. I have now uploaded them to our computer. They saved my life, were most efficient, and we thought reasonable. Thank you so much for your time, they are brilliant!" John & Anne-Marie Hill, April 2018
"This was the best workshop I've ever been on."
Graham Devenish ARPS, March 2018
(Exhibiting & Selling Landscape Images workshop)
"It was great to meet you today and to see your lovely gallery. Both the coffee and croissant were a delicious start to the morning. You speak clearly and the advice you gave makes perfect sense, especially with the practical walk-around to see the situation." Peter Kilmister, March 2018 (1:1 Print Critique)
"Just to say how much I enjoyed the day we spent in Bosham under your guidance. The course was well presented and thought out. I enjoyed your company and will certainly look out for your name on other Light & Land courses." Ken Wilkie, March 2018 . (Beautiful Bosham workshop)
"Luke and Charlie: Thank you for a wonderful couple of days. You have been so generous sharing your vast knowledge and experience with us all. I've learned a huge amount and had a lot of fun. Thank you everyone for making it such a great experience."
Anne Henry, March 2018
"...it was a terrific workshop, not least for the breadth and depth of insight into the business end of presenting and selling photographs. It has given me lots to think about and a very clear direction of what I need to work on in order to get all my ducks in a row and hopefully make it in the world of photography! So a big thank you to both Luke and Charlie for their enthusiasm." Nick Oakley, March 2018
"I have learned so much over the last few months, and this is largely thanks to Luke's knowledge and enthusiasm - and his belief in me as a photographer. Not just about the photographs themselves, but also about the process of selecting images for sale, editing for print, framing and editioning - the whole sales process in fact. I have also benefited enormously from Luke's review of my portfolio and his insight into 'what sells'. I'm excited to see what is around the next corner, and where my emerging photographic career might take me next. Thank you Luke!" Gill Prince, March 2018 (1:1 Print Critique)
"Luke has the eye of a hawk at spotting distractions that should have been removed and at suggesting other improvements such as tighter crops and areas that should be lightened or darkened. Sessions with Luke are an extremely enjoyable process and I would highly recommend them. Be prepared to take the critique. You are not there to be flattered. He does know what he's talking about though. You don't get to represent Charlie Waite unless you do, to say nothing of the fact he's a pretty mean photographer in his own right!" Dr Edward A Hyde ARPS, March 2018 (1:1 Print Critique)
"Reviewing photos along with the various framing and paper choices with Luke is time very well spent. His knowledge and experience provides an important and objective perspective. The gallery is in a beautiful location and provides the perfect atmosphere to take it all in."
Peter Geraerts, February 2018
"Just to say thank you so much for the last two days. It was not only informative but also thoroughly inspiring, and I really appreciate your encouragement and your enthusiasm for what I am trying to do!" Gill Prince, January 2018
"This was a truly excellent workshop! It was highly informative, inspiring and challenging, giving me much food for thought and many concrete pointers for action. The commercial perspective from Luke Whitaker, who runs the highly successful Bosham Gallery, and the artistic perspective from landscape photography master Charlie Waite made for a great balance, while their constructive critique, advice and encouragement were extremely helpful. It was a very intensive 2 days and a great deal of material was covered, but it was never too much to cope with as it was very well structured yet flexible enough to accommodate circumstances "on the ground". Bosham was a beautiful location and the Bosham Gallery is wonderful. The Millstream Hotel was a great venue with lovely food and the company was excellent! I am looking forward to putting into practice what I learned at this workshop and I'm sure it will help advance my photography. Highly recommended."
Catherine Illsley, December 2017 (Exhibiting & Selling Landscape Images Workshop)
"Thank you gentlemen for delivering exactly what it said on the tin! It's not often you can say that about a workshop and I am very grateful. You were also lovely hosts and delivered the (potentially heartbreaking!) critique in a kind but realistic way. It was also lovely to be back in beautiful Bosham." Julia Moffett, November 2017
"This was without doubt, one of the best, most informative workshops I have attended in many years, packed with detailed information (and some uncomfortable truths!) about the business of selling images, and what is required of the photographer to make progress in the crowded image industry. Luke's detailed programme leaves nothing to chance and explores all the facets of what it takes to penetrate a saturated market...not just the theories, but illustrated with real examples of successful images and photographic artists. I can recommend this workshop without reservation. If you get the chance, do it!"
Ian Moore, November 2017 (Exihibiting & Selling Landscape Images Workshop)
"What terrific sales! I wish you could see my face - I am beaming from ear to ear. No, further than that. Award yourself a virtual hug. I am thrilled. Beyond thrilled. I mean truly. Thank you. What a top team! Thank you for having such faith in me, I couldn't be more delighted with the exhibition." Valda Bailey, July 2017
"You provided me with the very best platform and gallery I could have wished for. Professional, classy and forgetting the images, the care you put into making it all such a giant success was absolutely wonderful; there are not enough superlatives to describe how impressed I was. The whole thing - your hospitality to everyone who came into the gallery with your warm welcome was all just lovely. You ran a class act! So immense gratitude to you all and I can't wait for the next one. Cheerio for now and one more time...thank you both so much." Charlie Waite, May 2017
"Huge thanks for hosting us yesterday evening. Absolutely amazing pictures. So interesting to hear Charlie speak...The catalogue has such lovely images...Charlie has such creative vision. Huge talent. Thank you, too, for the wine and tasty canapés. A really enjoyable visit to your gallery." Nita Mitchell-Heggs, April 2017
"Having delivered all of the photographs to The Bosham Gallery a week ago I was very keen to see how Luke had decided to hang them in the intervening 7 days. Walking into the gallery 30 minutes before the Private View last Saturday was an extremely exciting moment. Luke had done a fine job and it was very moving to see 20 years of my best photographs printed, framed and curated as one large body of work. The gallery is absolutely beautiful and a huge thank you to Luke and his wife Sally." Ben Wood, 2016
"It has been a joy to work with Luke Whitaker at the Bosham Galley. His overriding passion for pictures and infectious enthusiasm means that the exhibitions are successful and inspirational. The gallery is in an excellent location and is a great asset to Bosham". Steve Bloom, January 2015
"I want to very sincerely express my gratitude to you for all the work and clearly very considerable effort that you have put into my exhibition Silent Exchange. Your attention to detail and care for every aspect will make for a very classy exhibition I am sure. I have been very aware of the numerous emails and long phone calls that have passed between you and my studio connected with the exhibition, so Luke my enormous thanks to you for all this work. I am sure it will pay off and I will do my utmost to ensure that it is a hit." Charlie Waite, December 2014