Monthly Archives: May 2014

Placas and Markets, Barcelona

Palm Trees and blue skies.

Palm Trees and blue skies.

My last trip to Barcelona was very fruitful and always an inspiration. It is truly my second home and each time I visit I see and experience different things.  Although I lived there some ten years ago, I still visit the city probably three times a year on average. I have lots of friends who I hook up with. My photographic projects are on my new website mainly under Editorial. My work this Summer 2014 is combined with teaching to tourists in the heart of the city as well as my own personal photography project, that is in the making.

La Pedrera and things in Barcelona

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My last trip to Barcelona got me thinking about my creative photography workshops that will take place in Barcelona this Summer 2014. I started to look around as a tourist, seeking out places that people flock to sight see. La Pedrera, is quite a futuristic monumental place to discover. The roof terrace is nothing like the rest of the architecture of the building – but has beautiful sculptural shapes. Gaudi was certainly ahead of his time and he loved nature and geometry and used his imagination to bend all the rules of Modernisme. More photos of my travels to come shortly.

Aylsham, North Norfolk Photography Workshops

I have been lecturing Contemporary photography in Art Colleges and Universities for over 20 years and love working with promising students. The most fulfilling part of this process for me is that it is a creative and evolving learning curve for the student and for the teacher. Sharing ideas and helping to develop those ideas into something more tangible is part of being a visionary and passionate about what you do. This has got me thinking of writing and teaching my own photography workshops. This summer I will be teaching a series of classes to budding enthusiasts in Barcelona, more to come on this exciting venture soon.

Recently due to popular demand I will be teaching a series of photography workshops in Aylsham, North Norfolk, this June – July 2014.  I have attached some info below which you can read in the Just Aylsham magazine this month. Pick up a copy for free.



Are you looking to improve your camera skills and widen your creativity? Then join Debby Besford, Award-winning Professional Photographer and Lecturer, for a 6-week course and discover your full potential.

The objective is to move away from automatic and programmed settings and discover how much control you can achieve using the camera on manual.

During this six week course we will cover location and portrait photography as well as working towards a photographic brief.

The final result will be a series of images that are diverse in subject matter and to achieve a greater understanding with good technical and creative abilities.

  • Areas covered include:
  • Getting to know your Digital SLR Camera
  • Working to a fun and creative assignment
  • Composition techniques
  • Exposure (ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed) and Metering
  • White Balance
  • Basic lighting techniques
  • Basic post processing techniques

Email Debby,

Tel: 07812 663448.

Starts: June 4th – July 9th 2014

Dates: Wednesday from 7-9pm. £60.00 for six invaluable workshops.

Location: Friends Meeting House, Peggs Yard, Red Lion Street,

Aylsham, NR11 6ER.