own photo days have been the inspiration behind the
creation of Photo Experience Days. I
enjoyed them so much I thought I'd launch a business
based around providing fun photo days out to
I quite often do photo walks with a friend and I've
been known to hike 8 miles around central London in
one day just because I enjoy taking photos, but there
are 3 experiences in particular that inspired
Two of them were military based, while the third
was at a remote Arizona canyon.
The first was a private one-on-one tour around the
British Army Apache helicopters base at Wattisham.
If that wasn't already amazing enough, I was allowed
to take my camera and take pictures in the hangers
& also on the airstrip with Apaches landing &
taking off just feet away from me.
The second, also military themed,
was when I was invited to a families only day at RAF
Lyneham. I was able to get up close and personal
to loads of big British & American planes, but the
best part of the day was when the friend who invited
me suggested we sneak away to the end of the runway to
watch the worlds only flying Vulcan bomber take off
The first two days wouldn't have
been possible without friends with access, and I was
just lucky enough to have been in the right place at
the right time...
The third day is one anyone can
do. Antelope Canyon is just outside of the town
of Page in Arizona. It's on Indian land, and the
local Indians run tours to the canyon (several miles
along a dusty dry river bed). If you're in
Arizona I highly recommend it, but get there early in
the day to avoid fighting with the tourists... It's quite a popular attraction now, which although
good for the locals, it's not so good for photography.
Scroll down a bit to see a few
photos from my days...