Gary combines a unique blend of one to one tuition with a simple, easy to understand style. He was born and bred in the Purbecks and regards the area as his spiritual home - his vast knowledge of the locations visited combined with his photographic expertise means that you will visit areas at the best times to combine the local conditions with the light.


Gary Fooks is a successful professional photographer based in Ringwood on the edge of the New Forest. As well as running photography courses he undertakes wedding, social photography and commercial commissions for clients in Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire. He was successful in obtaining City and Guilds photography qualifications at Bournemouth in the early 90’s and then completed his Licentiate with the Royal Photographic Society. He has been leading photographic courses for over 20 years.


Gary was an early adopter of digital technology having switched from medium format Bronica’s. He has used Nikons and Canons since switching to digital. He has an extensive knowledge of all types of digital camera and is an expert on image manipulation techniques teaching CS, Elements and Lightroom.

Hi! Photography is a passion of mine. Let me use my expertise & knowledge to help you get the most out of your camera.


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"Just a message thanking you for a brilliant day. I will now be confident and move on from the auto setting.The help and advice given is definitely going to enhance my enjoyment of photography. Thanks again."
David R - Dorchester

"If you want to make really good progress with your photography, I can think of no better way than to enrol on one of the many courses held by Gary Fooks. He has the ability to combine a relaxed atmosphere with a huge amount of knowledge of the subject and able to pass that knowledge to beginners, improvers as well as more advanced photographers in a very friendly manner. Nothing is too much trouble for him, he knows the reason you have booked the course is to improve your photography and he will go out of his way to ensure you achieve that. I have attended a number of his courses including Dorset, New Forest, Jersey and Venice twice and I have already booked for a third course in Venice in 2013. I personally struggled with Photoshop but a couple of days One to One with Gary made an unbelievable improvement with my images and combined with the courses, has given me confidence to take and produce some images to be proud of.  Prior to knowing Gary, I spent a fortune on books and hours looking at tutorials on the web but NOTHING beats eyeball to eyeball contact with someone who knows the subject so well."
Alan N - Shropshire

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"Being on two courses with with Gary from Fotocourses with my older uncle we both found we learned so much so quickly. Undertaking some professional and commercial work I still found Gary's individual assistance with technique and camera invaluable. I heartily recommend his courses for anyone with an interest in taking their photography to a next or better level."
Shirley R - Somerset