Anyone out there been watching Channel Five’s series ‘How to take stunning pictures’? Presented by Suzi Perry, each week they bring in a professional photographer and a couple of ordinary people off the street and show them how to take decent pictures in a particular specialty. The first week was portraits and the second was wedding photos.

I have to admit I recorded them all and then couldn’t work up the enthusiasm to watch them for a while – in fact I nearly deleted them unwatched. I’m glad now that I didn’t as it’s proving to be an interesting series. The professionals have been very encouraging and the results have been surprisingly good. It makes me feel that, if I tried to take in the lessons in the programs, I might actually be able to take some decent pictures myself.