Oman

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Oman, a land of sweeping deserts, mountains and mosques, colourful markets and beautiful beaches. Our latest Frui 7 day trip to Oman promises to take in all of this and more.

Boasting a traditional past (think Arabian Knights and frankincense) and a highly educated future, for visitors, this offers a rare chance to engage with the Arab world without the distorting lens of excessive wealth.

Relatively still undiscovered and on the rise, Oman is surely on the ‘must see’ list of places to go. Join us on our adventure into the sands for the photography trip of a lifetime.

To register your interest and get the first chance of booking, please email hello@frui.co.uk

Sexy New Frui Brochure for 2017/2018

We’ve gone and launched our first ever sexy Frui brochure! It’s packed with gorgeous maps, delicious images from our trips around the world, some mug shots of us at Frui HQ, and a useful reference guide at the back with all our future trips, so you never have an excuse to miss one.

A bunch of them have already gone out to our loyal Frusters, but if you fancy a copy, please email us at hello@frui.co.uk, and we’ll send one whooshing your way!

Frui Christmas Party 2016!

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Join Frui and the gang for an extra special Christmas party. There’ll be dancing! There’ll be drinking! There’ll be lots of creative fun! And there’ll be prizes!

It doesn’t matter if you’re a Frui regular or a total newbie. We’d love to see you there!

All of our Frui tutors will be there, so you’ll have the chance to chat about your favourite courses and holidays with them!

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Place: Downstairs room in The Duke, 7 Roger Street, London, WC1N 2PB

Time & date: Thursday 8 December, 7pm till late

RSVP essential: Please email sarah@frui.co.uk to add yourself and your friends to the guest list!

Goodbye from Henry!

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Dear Frusters,

After eight wonderful years, it’s time for me to hang up my truffle boots and bid you all a fond Frui farewell. As many of you know, I’m a keen writer and from here on in, I’ll be focusing on my books and other creative projects.

But don’t worry, you’re still in the very capable hands of fellow founder James Lockett (certified knight, no less) and his highly skilled team of trusty tutors. And what an exciting time this is for Frui. We’re about to launch a couple of incredible new destinations for 2017 and add a few extra flourishes to some existing favourites.

Frui is a very special travel company. It’s unlike any other. A big part of this is down to our tutors past and present. Thank you, guys, for all your hard work over the years and for always looking after guests with such kindness, professionalism and charisma.

And, of course, to all you Frusters. Thank you for your loyalty, enthusiasm and good humour. We could not have grown Frui to what it is today without your support. I’d love to keep in touch, so please do visit my personal website to drop me an email.

Since James and I started Frui in 2008, I’ve been lucky enough to travel the world, form lifelong friendships with clients and colleagues and learn so, so much. For this, I am forever grateful. I wish you all the very best of luck for the future.

Keep on creating!

Henry Carroll

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PS. Here are some of my books. Save 30% using the code ‘READTHIS’.

Dear Frusters,
After eight wonderful years, it’s time for me to hang up my truffle boots and bid you all a fond Frui farewell. As many of you know, I’m a keen writer and from here on in, I’ll be focusing on my books and other creative projects.
But don’t worry, you’re still in the very capable hands of fellow founder James Lockett (certified knight, no less) and his highly skilled team of trusty tutors. And what an exciting time this is for Frui. We’re about to launch a couple of incredible new destinations for 2017 and add a few extra flourishes to some existing favourites.
Frui is a very special travel company. It’s unlike any other. A big part of this is down to our tutors past and present. Thank you, guys, for all your hard work over the years and for always looking after guests with such kindness, professionalism and charisma.
And, of course, to all you Frusters. Thank you for your loyalty, enthusiasm and good humour. We could not have grown Frui to what it is today without your support. I’d love to keep in touch, so please do drop me an email.
Since James and I started Frui in 2008, I’ve been lucky enough to travel the world, form lifelong friendships with clients and colleagues and learn so, so much. For this, I am forever grateful. I wish you all the very best of luck for the future.
Keep on creating

Use This If You Want To Take Great Photographs – New Book!

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Henry has a new book out! This one is an inspiring practical companion to his other bestselling ‘Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs’ titles.

Use This if You Want to Take Great Photographs is packed with fun photography prompts and inspiring images by master photographers so you can get creative with your camera. Create your own highly personal photobook by sticking in your pictures with the adhesive corners provided or simply dip in and out when you’re stuck for ideas. Whatever your specific interests – street, studio, still life, landscape or portrait photography – you’re free to interpret the prompts in any way you want.
So pick a page, grab your camera and let your ideas and imagination rule!

Packed with fun photography prompts and inspiring images by master photographers this book will help you get creative with your camera. Create your own highly personal photobook by sticking in your pictures with the adhesive corners provided or simply dip in and out when you’re stuck for ideas. Whatever your specific interests – street, studio, still life, landscape or portrait photography – you’re free to interpret the prompts in any way you want. So pick a page, grab your camera and let your ideas and imagination rule!

Save 30% if you’re a Frui customer!

Frusters are eligible for an exclusive 30% discount. Simply buy your copy here using the discount code ‘READTHIS’. Happy snapping!

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Filski is back!

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Yes, it’s official. For one trip only this year, Frui legend Filski is back! He will be joining the dream team of Frui director James Lockett and painting guru Selwyn Leamy on the new holiday Photography in Puglia from 23 – 29 September, so why not join us for some last minute creative fun in the Sun!

Due to a couple of late cancellations we are offering two discounted spots. To take advantage, email us at hello@frui.co.uk.

Filski was a tutor with Frui for four years. He’s done some awesome trips with us and is legendary both for his talent as an artist and as a tour guide. This is a rare chance to join him on a trip to Italy that promises to be unforgettable.

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Awards Party

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It’s awards season and we’re going to be giving away bumper prizes to the best photographs and paintings that you’ve made on our 2015 or 2016 holidays!

This is going to be a fun afternoon where we’ll be announcing the winners and offering honourable mentions to some of our most colourful clients. We’ll also be showing off your wonderful works of art and fabulous photos throughout.

As always, category winners will receive either a framed print of their winning photograph or a bottle of bubbly for the painters. The overall winner of the night will also win 50% off their next Frui holiday!

Photography categories

  • Details that tell a story
  • Loveable locals
  • Mega landscapes
  • Personal favorite
  • Painting categories

  • Distinctive drawings
  • Creative colour
  • Beautiful brushwork
  • Personal favorite
  • When & Where

    Saturday 8 October from 3 – 6pm

    The Water Poet (pub)
    9-11 Folgate Street
    Spitalfields
    London E1 6BX
    The Water Poet (pub)
    9-11 Folgate Street
    Spitalfields
    London E1 6BX

    Terms & Conditions

  • All photos to be submitted to hello@frui.co.uk by 1st October
  • Drawings and paintings should be brought on the night
  • All entries must have been made on a 2015 or 2016 Frui holiday or weekender
  • Each person can only submit one entry per category
  • Please submit photos with a title, your name, holiday location and date
  • All photos must be between 2 – 10 MGB
  • Frui’s Black Friday offers

    Black Friday

    What is Black Friday?

    Nobody seems to know, but everyone’s doing it!

    One thing’s for sure, you’re more likely to die in a Black Friday sale than a shark attack! So why not buy from the comfort of your own home and go Black Friday crazy with our Frui sale…

    Terms & conditions:
    The sale will run until 10am on Monday 28th November.
    Black Friday purchases cannot be used in conjunction with any other deal or discount.
    Black Friday sale prices cannot be respectively added to pre-existing orders.
    Vouchers will be posted 1st class and you will receive them within 2-3 working days.

    Save

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    Frui’s Christmas Party

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    Join Frui and the gang for an extra special Christmas party. There’ll be dancing! There’ll be drinking! There’ll be lots of creative fun! And there’ll be prizes!

    It doesn’t matter if you’re a Frui regular or a total newbie. We’d love to see you there!

    There will be a slideshow of photos taken on our holidays, some fantastic games, a festive pub quiz and the chance to win some great prizes! All of our Frui tutors will be there, so you’ll have the chance to chat about your favourite courses and holidays with them!

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    Place: Upstairs room of Blessings Bar, 76 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LY

    Time & date: 7.30pm till late on Wednesday 9th December

    RSVP ESSENTIAL: Please email kirsty@frui.co.uk to add yourself and your friends to the guest list!

    Extract from Henry’s new book!

    You may have already have got your hands on a copy of Henry’s great new book, but for those who haven’t here’s a little taster…

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    New York City 1990 ©Bruce Gilden

    ASSALT YOUR SUBJECTS

    Bruce Gilden’s approach to photographing people on the street stands in complete opposition to Cartier-Bresson’s. With Gilden, it’s less a case of chancing upon a scene and much more about creating it for himself.

    Attracted to New York’s oddballs and eccentrics, Gilden pounces on passers-by, hits them with a dizzying flash and snatches their picture like a mugger. That’s why these two characters look like they’ve been captured riding a rollercoaster rather than walking down Fifth Avenue!

    ALLOW YOUR PERSONALITY TO FEED INTO YOUR PORTRAITS

    Some prefer to prey on their unsuspecting subjects from afar – snipers. Others get closer and like to establish some kind of connection – undercover agents. Then there are those who dart in, shoot up close and make off – assassins.

    Gilden thrives on the excitement of taking people by surprise. It’s what gets him up in the morning. It’s what gives him the motivation to keep shooting. Ultimately, it’s what makes his work so individual. By understanding who you are and what makes you tick, you’ll discover your own unique way of photographing others.

    From Henry Carroll’s new book, ‘Read This If You Want To take Great Photographs Of People’, published by Laurence King and available to buy here!

    “Bruce Gilden’s approach to photographing people on the street stands in complete opposition to Cartier-Bresson’s. With Gilden, it’s less a case of chancing upon a scene and much more about creating it for himself.
    Attracted to New York’s oddballs and eccentrics, Gilden pounces on passers-by, hits them with a dizzying flash and snatches their picture like a mugger. That’s why these two characters look like they’ve been captured riding a rollercoaster rather than walking down Fifth Avenue!”
    ALLOW YOUR PERSONALITY TO FEED INTO YOUR PORTRAITS
    “Some prefer to prey on their unsuspecting subjects from afar – snipers. Others get closer and like to establish some kind of connection – undercover agents. Then there are those who dart in, shoot up close and make off – assassins.

    Gilden thrives on the excitement of taking people by surprise. It’s what gets him up in the morning. It’s what gives him the motivation to keep shooting. Ultimately, it’s what makes his work so individual. By understanding who you are and what makes you tick, you’ll discover your own unique way of photographing others.

    “Bruce Gilden’s approach to photographing people on the street stands in complete opposition to Cartier-Bresson’s. With Gilden, it’s less a case of chancing upon a scene and much more about creating it for h

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