Thank you for visiting my website.

I am based in Alicante Province on the Costa Blanca, Spain, and provide a variety of photography services.

Photography Courses

I have been conducting basic photography courses for a number of years, since moving to the Torrevieja area on the Costa Blanca.

The popularity of these courses has shown just how many people would like to take great photos, but do not know how to use their camera to get the best out of it.

The advent of the Digital Camera has transformed photography. Advanced techniques, formerly only available to expert photographers, are now just the press of a button away for everyone. Even the cheaper compact cameras have a wide range of capabilities, many fully automatic. Some photos will come out fine using the camera on automatic. But taking consistently good photos, or ensuring that special photo comes out well, cannot be assured by always leaving it entirely to the camera. To make your photos special you need to understand how your camera operates, and therefore, a few basic principles of photography. Good composition of the photo makes all the difference.

However, the terminology is unfamiliar, and it all seems so complicated, that most people never get round to learning it.

But the basic principles of photography are very simple to understand if explained in an uncomplicated way.

For more information about my camera and photo enhancement courses  please visit the 'Courses' page.


Events and Portraits

It is always good to have great photos of those special occasions. Please contact me if you would like me to produce professional photographs of your event.

I can also take formal portraits, as well as pets (rather less formal if Fido is frisky!)































                                                  I do photographs for publications such as this one for Cycling Weekly                                                      Magazine, and have photographed for organisations such as the Royal                                                      British Legion here in Spain. Please contact me if you have a public or                                                       private event you would like me to take official photos for.




Photo Restoring

Do you have precious old photos that have been damaged, got dusty or you would just like improved or re-printed? Please contact me for a 'without commitment' discussion. You will be amazed what can be done. There is no charge if you are not delighted with the result.

The example below is a photo from 1945 of a wedding in Poland. The original is only 7cm x 11cm, too small to display, faded and covered in spots. The final version after restoration is four times the size. Two copies of the restored photo are going to Poland as a surprise for family members. A third has
been framed for the family here in Spain.






























Printing & Framing

If you have one or more special photos that you would like to have printed to a professional standard for display, possibly also in a larger size, I can print up to 33cm x 48cm. I use high quality Lyson HD inks.

I can also arrange framing through my special arrangement with a local professional framer, at very competitive prices.

or

Let me create an Ultra High Gloss Acrylic Print from your favourite photo



















Send me the digital  file of your photo and I will :-

  *   Enhance quality where necessary to bring the photo as near as possible to professional standard,

  *   Make a high quality print with top HD inks on my professional printer,

  *   Mount the print in the Acrylic frame.


I can do any standard size from  5"x7" up to A3+(13"x19").

Prices start from €20

Please contact me for for a without obligation quote for other sizes.



Fine Art Printing


















I also produce Fine Art prints. These are printed on an acid-free cotton rag paper to Glycee Print standards.

This type of printing is suitable for displaying your photos to look more like a painting. I produce fine art prints of many of my wife's original paintings. These are on sale, mounted but unframed, for just €20 at La Herradura Restaurant in Los Montesinos and at Restaurante Catorce in Benijofar. To see the difference  to conventional photo printing (which doesn't show up so much on the web), you can pop along at any time to have a look to see how that type of printing looks. And of course, you can buy one! We can arrange framing if required.

They are also for sale on-line at www.sue-stokes.com


























David Stokes Photography
Prints of historic photos

I have for sale a series of historic photographs from Britain in the early 20th Century, which I have restored. They are A4 size mounted to fit a standard 30cm x 40cm frame, and are available for €20 each. I can also supply them framed for €45.

To see a selection of these prints, please view the 'Prints' page.

                                

To contact me for more information on an entirely 'no obligation' basis please call or email me. Alternatively, we can chat immediately on this site if the Let's Talk Chat Box at the bottom right of this page shows 'online' and you click on it.



Telephone:  (0034) 649 613 517

Email: info@davidstokesphotography.co.uk