Help my project of teaching African children photography so they can express their lives through their own pictures.









At last after 16 years working on this project its about to begin.


In November 2017 I will be traveling to Zimbabwe for the first leg of my teaching children in Africa photography project so they can express their lives through their own eyes with pictures taken by themselves. And hopefully in the future setting up a permanent photography school that provides photography training on a scholarship basis to children from all over Africa.

I am looking for help to find sponsors to help towards the expenses for this trip and for sponsors with digital cameras, technology, mobile computer equipment and some practical equipment needed for the project. Initial goal to raise £4000:


I will be raising funds myself through the creating of portraits of the attendees of a Qoya retreat being held in Zimbabwe whilst I am there in November 2017 but as you can imagine this will only cover a small part of the cost.


So far I have raised £1000 towards the £5000 that I need. People can donate money, any amount that they want, every little bit helps.



There will be a rewards scheme as a thank you for donations that are above £10 by way of gifts of limited edition prints or books with images taken by the children, my team and myself during the project as well as vouchers to the value of your donation towards my photographic workshops, courses and master classes tuition fees. Images from this and future trips will be published in fine art books and sold during exhibitions to raise funding for the future aspects of this project.


If people book me for a fashion shoot or a private portrait session or they book me for a two day one 2 one photography master class, I will donate 50% of the tuition or shoot fee that has been payed towards this first trip to Africa.





Booking photography shoots or training in aid of this project.





Booking photo sessions during retreats at Chateau De Clerac.


To book a photo session during the retreats at Chateau De Clerac  please use the pay now buttons below, 50% of the fee will be donated to the Zimbabwe teaching children project.



During the Qoya retreat with Elan at Chateau De Clerac 23rd to 26th June 2017.


(The Betsy Blankenbaker writers retreat at Chateau De Clerac in July/August 2017 and the Zimbabwe Qoya retreat in November 2017session booking opens 30th June 2017)



Headshot session...........£125


A simple shoot to get you an amazing headshot for your social media or your book jacked picture. Takes approx 30 to 45 minutes.




Portrait session...............£250


A portrait session of at least a couple of outfit changes including a lovely headshot picture   to use as above. Includes 2 finished images ready for print or social media use.Takes approx 1 to 2 hours.




Boudoir session...............£500


A more sensual photo shoot to express your self a little more intimately. Shoot involves a consultation regarding how we approach your photos, a styling talk re what to wear and having your hair and make up done. Also includes 4 finished images ready for printing. Session last approx 4 hour including all.








Finished high quality prints from your session photographs.


High quality unframed prints can be ordered when you have chosen your favorite pictures in 5 sizes. Frames can also be arranged, speak to Bruce about costs for frames when you know your choices of images and print sizes.


10in x 8in.............£  55

14in x 11in...........£110

20in x 16in...........£220

30in x 20,in..........£.440

40in x 30in...........£880



Bruce will get back to you to conform and to set an appointment to plan your session and to set a time into the diary whilst your here.  The boudoir photography session availability is very limited, if your interested in booking a boudoir session please do so right away, you may need to plan to extend your stay at the chateau until after the retreat has finished.



Please message me for further information or if you are interested in helping or getting involved directly.