Here at f/8 Photography Workshops we aim to teach people of all levels how to improve their photography skills, whether that is out in the field shooting, or back inside editing their images afterwards.
f8 Workshops was founded in 2014 by Conor MacNeill and Greg Annandale who had travelled the world shooting together and wanted to pass on their knowledge and experiences to others. Conor was already known for his inspiring and evocative landscape and destination images (clients include Lonely Planet, BBC, National Geographic, Nikon, and Adobe.) Greg was an experienced adventure and expedition photographer, who regularly summited remote mountains and sailed around dramatic coastlines including Patagonia and Lofoten.
In 2014 we launched our first workshop, in Iceland Iceland workshop Conor and Greg asked their friend and fellow photographer, Dan Rubin, to come along and help with the teaching. Dan had been a regular speaker at conferences (both photography and web), and was the perfect addition.
Wanting to host more workshops, Conor realised that he didn't have the resources to arrange everything and still give 100% to teaching his students. In stepped Zoë Timmers to help with the logistics and planning. As a 16-year veteran TV producer for the likes of the BBC, Sky and Channel 4, events producer and a professional photographer, Zoë was the perfect person to be the organisational mastermind behind the workshops.
In 2017, Conor and Zoë decided take on another photography teacher and expedition leader. Having met Jeff Bartlett during a shoot in Ecuador, he knew this man was the real deal. From the Canadian Rockies, Jeff was no stranger to adventure and landscape photography. Jeff focuses on the art and craft of adventure, blending photography, writing, and teaching with a keen passion for adventure. He travels exhaustively, to create images and share stories from untamed locations across the globe.
With the core team assembled, we still bring in guest teachers to be part of particular workshops, as we always feel you need the best instructor for the job at hand!