93% of Ocean Capture clients rebook for more photography tours and workshops. Here's what some of them say.
The Greenland Adventure 2023 was my first (but for sure not my last) trip with Ocean Capture. It was an unforgettable journey led by Jonathan Chritchley, who elevated the experience to an entirely new level. His experience in capturing the essence of Greenland’s beauty allowed me to see what 'unseen' in a first moment - shapes, forms, textures and patterns of ice or play of light and shadow on icebergs. Jonathan not only shared his technical knowledge and profesional insights during slideshows and processing talks but his enthusiasm for photography and good humour too. The photographic opportunities were truly stunning and the people on the trip were just fantastic! Last but not least, thanks again for enabling that journey through Greenland. I am deeply impressed and touched by the diversity of our planet and the beauty of the Arctic. The expedition was perfect the way it was, I wouldn't change a single thing!
Greenland Adventure 2023
Ewa Przezdziecka - December, 2023
Zanzibar was the most fabulous photography trip, beyond expectations in every way! The organisation, the locations, the luxury hotels, the food, all incredible, and Jonathan is so open and amenable. Thank you, thank you!
Giovanna Aryafara - December, 2023
Recently I spent time with Rachael Talibart on her Ocean Capture Tides and Tempests workshop. From start to finish Rachael was amazing. Our workshop base was a clifftop lighthouse, a very cool place to stay. Despite some challenging weather conditions, Rachael made the whole experience fun and rewarding. She is the only workshop leader I have encountered who did not bring her own camera such was the level of her commitment to us.
With regards to my own creative development, Rachael made me challenge myself in new ways and I feel more inspired than ever to keep working to improve my own photography.
Experiences like these are priceless and Rachael works tirelessly to ensure you get the absolute most from your time with her. A five star experience I would highly recommend!
Tides & Tempests Workshop UK, November 2023
James Shaw - December, 2023
My stay in Biarritz and the beautiful surrounding countryside was truly amazing and totally rewarding. On the 5 Day B&W workshop Jonathan taught me new photographic techniques and wonderfully simple methods of processing using Lightroom and Photoshop. Nothing was too much trouble for this extremely talented and patient man whose good company, enthusiasm and passion for his art is is completely infectious. I now, once again, feel inspired and excited about my photography and will be returning in the near future for another photographic fix.
Monochrome Workshop, Biarritz, France
Anita STOKES - November, 2023
"If you love photography and stunning scenery you will find none better than on an Ocean Capture Workshop. I had high hopes for my trip to Iceland and they were exceeded in every way. Jonathan Chritchley is a fabulous teacher and his enthusiasm is addictive. In a few days he helped me take my photography to the next level and gave me a confidence in my ability that I had thought was a long way off. His insight into the impact of black & white photography will stay with me forever. Now each dawn holds an opportunity and each morning mist an inspiration. A treasured experience in a wonderful country. Thank you Jonathan"
Icelandic Winter Horses
Louise DAVIS - November, 2023
i have just attended an Ocean Capture in France led by Jonathan Chritchley, and what an incredible adventure it was! The locations, instruction (always there when needed but never pushy), hotel and food were all fantastic! Jonathan is a true gentleman, open and sharing with his knoweldge and skill, I can't recommend this highly enough!
Monochrome Project, France
Susan THOMPSON - November, 2023
I went to Jonathan’s workshop with high expectations and the reality surpassed my expectations! Jonathan & his team put in so much effort to create the appropriate settings for our photographs and ensured that each location was completely different from the other. He also ensured that we were appropriately prepped before each photo shoot, and that each of us had enough opportunities to create the photos that we wanted. He was extremely open in sharing his techniques for fine art photography. We had a lot of fun and learnt a lot. I look forward to going on more such trips with Jonathan in future!!
White Horses of the Camargue
Raj KHANNA - November, 2023
Having been into wildlife photography for about 12 years, I thought I had the eye for photographing animals. But when you see from the eyes of Jonathan, he can bring out stunning compositions to life. A pro fine art photographer, he is equally down to earth and is so open to teaching his own techniques, which are so unique. I have been to his workshops twice and it’s been excellent in every aspect..I highly recommend him.
White Horses of the Camargue
Ketan KHANBATTA - November, 2023
I thought the Ocean Capture inaugural “Lighthouses in Brittany Tour” was a triumph. We certainly captured the ocean and it’s iconic and historic landmarks; from the land, from the sea in a 10 metre RIB and, la piece de resistance, from the air in a helicopter. But, as varied and interesting as these locations and modes of transport might be, they don’t guarantee success. Excluding the weather, there are two components that are essential requirements: First, an inspirational leader who shares his unbridled passion for the sea and it’s various characters, who hopes for the best but plans for the worst and, most importantly, abhors prescriptive “views” by encouraging individual creativity to capture the moment in a way that suits the individual photographer. Jonathan Chritchley not only fits the brief of inspirational leader, but is also an inspirational photographer. Second, the uncertain and unfathomable “group dynamic”; it was a pleasure. Great company, loads of smiles and laughter and the odd drenching. Ticks all the way from me. Would clearly recommend this tour and Ocean Capture to anyone and everyone.
Lighthouses of Brittany
Denis HOCKING - March, 2022
Hi Jonathan, thank you so much for introducing me to Venice from a completely different perspective. I really enjoyed my time with you and was so interested to learn how you have developed your creative style. You have given me a completely different way of looking at things. I am sure over the next few days I will readdress my aspiration to grow my own way of interpreting how I see the world. Thanks again, I'll be back!
Venice Creative Workshop
Jane MOORE - November, 2021
I have been on quite a few workshops over the years, organised by several different companies, but none have come any where near matching the quality of my recent Ocean Capture Minimalist workshop in France. The actual organisation was flawless, from meeting at the airport to dropping off on the last day. Our vehicle for the week was a new BMW 4x4 which was comfortable and roomy. The hotels and meals were exceptional and Jonathon, as leader, organiser and 'inspiration' was first class. It was the first time I have been on an Ocean Capture trip, but on my return I immediately booked two more (while there was still room!). If you're thinking about booking, have no fear - you have picked the right company! Thank you Ocean Capture!
Languedoc Minimalist Workshop, France
Anna WALTON - August, 2020
I have now been on 4 Ocean Capture trips, all with Jonathan, and have to say that I have always felt very spoilt; the photography opportunities have been superb, the hotels have all been wonderful, and Jonathan is so generous with his time and knowledge. The White Horses of the Camargue was an absolute joy of a trip, and nobody wanted to leave at the end - there were even tears! I thoroughly recommend both Ocean Capture and Jonathan; really the very best out there. They advertise their trips as 'exclusive' and that really comes across. Thanks you for all the amazing memories thus far - looking forward to new adventures!
Sandy WITHERSPOON - August, 2020
Jonathan is an extremely kind, incredibly knowledgeable and very generous teacher. He possesses the rare ability to create a space in which people can learn, at their own pace, to create as opposed to imitate. He has both the knowledge to respond to the most experienced of participants and the patience to gently guide the rest of us. Most of all, over the week Jonathan teased out our own capacity and confidence to see for ourselves. It was an absolute joy to be part of the Kerala India tour; the place is amazing, the hotels superb, everything was so well organised and the photographic opportunities were fantastic! Thank you!
Kate MARSDEN - April, 2020
I am so grateful for such an amazing trip. It was a real privilege to be crouching in a lagoon with thirty white horses thundering towards us, cameras at the ready. Jonathan's incredible patience and wry sense of humour was the perfect combination for an adventure to treasure. The hotel was great, the food unexpectedly excellent, the group, a fun, talented bunch and the organisation worked like clockwork. Obviously the very best bit was Jonathan's excellent tuition! I shall be back - thank you so much.
White Horses of the Camargue
Karen WALKER - June, 2019
I am not going to complement Jonathan on either his inspirational photography or his generosity and patience as a teacher, as many have done so here and they are all absolutely right. I wanted to talk about Jonathan as a person: he is a charming, funny, highly educated man who instinctively knows how to lead a group, put you at ease and make sure everyone is happy. He makes decisions fearlessly and has a way of making you feel you have his entire attention, even when there are a few other 'needy' members of the group vying for his advice! I had attended one of his workshops in 2008 but due to work and family commitments had sadly been unable to attend any more until this year. When Jonathan picked me up from the airport he not only remembered me, he also remembered where I live, what I do for a living and the names of my children! Jonathan is wonderful company, will keep you laughing, will get you to the best place at the best time and will share his immense knowledge with you without a qualm. I cannot recommend him or Ocean Capture highly enough.
Languedoc Minimalist Workshop, France
Paul MALONEY - June, 2019
All of my objectives were met and I have gained much confidence over a very short period of time. Jonathan's expertise and his ability to transfer it to every participant is definitely in a class of its own. Patience, superior coaching skills, and the love of photography all contributed to a wonderful learning experience. Great people, expert advice in photography, superb accomodations and the discovery of wonderful areas of France are the key elements of this voyage.
West Coast of France Tour
Réal LAVOIE - May, 2018