Helena Holt, Chief Executive, Devon Air Ambulance Trust said
'We thoroughly enjoyed Richard's media course, which was both interesting and thought provoking. We now have a much clearer understanding of how the press work, which will help us on a daily basis with the all important task of communicating key messages about our charity and operations to the public. Thank you!"

We cover Southwest England for the national media and for the last 18 years have relied on Richard Lappas for photographic coverage of major news and features stories. His technical and creative ability is obvious but this is the absolute minimum requirement for the clients we deal with. What marks Richard out is his ability to assess, manage and deliver an assignment on time and to brief and - equally important - how to work around problems calmly and quickly under pressure. There are, frankly, few better all-rounders anywhere in the country.
Having seen Richard's on-the-job training for younger colleagues and work-experience students I have no hesitation in recommending him as a media studies lecturer. He has the ability to explain sometimes complex sitations clearly and succinctly and has a sense of humour which, in our business, should not be underestimated. I've lost count of the times his friendly, approachable manner has got us the picture where others failed. Nick Constable, Editor, West Coast News

Richard kindly came in to talk to the Foundation Degree Photography students at Exeter College last term.
He gave a really informative slide show presentation, illustrating his work over the years and discussing his career. He was very entertaining recounting anecdotes about various shoots and locations.
He gave the students practical advice on being a photo journalist and professional photographer as well as talking about how to get the best photos in various situations, how to build rapport with the subjects to obtain better images, pricing work and time, how to get the information to the right people and permissions for photographing people. The talk was inspiring, interesting and motivating and he comes highly recommended. A thoroughly entertaining morning.
Nicky Thompson, Lecturer Tutor FdA Photography and Digital Arts

Senior Communications Manager Dawn VIncent said "Richard Lappas has an exceptional understanding of the subject and delivered a refreshing course, which overall has helped strengthen the team and identify areas for improvement, some of which have been put into action immediately"