I enjoy connecting with other fellow creatives in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. I love teaching, learning and inspiring people with Photography.
I mostly teach Photographers from my studio space in Southernhay, Central Exeter.
My personal favourite type of photography is Portraiture.
A triple distinction in a BND Photography BTEC equivalent to 3 A*'s at A Level
A Certificate in Higher Education in Commercial Photography from the Arts University at Bournemouth (AUB)
A level 3 Qualification in Education and Training from Cornwall Adult Education Services.
I also hold AS Levels in Business, Psychology, Sociology and Law and 12 GCSE's at grade C and above.
Education (Self Motivated)
I regularly attend teaching and business workshop days where I learn about marketing, pricing, webdesign, SEO, invigilating, lightroom and photoshop, photographic technique, teaching methods etc.
I have certificates in Safeguarding and PREVENT and I hold a recent clean DBS Certificate too. I work in Jessops 1 day a week as their instore Tutor and I teach groups about photography on their training days too. Through working here I am able to attend a lot of camera manufacturers training days and get to play with the majority of new cameras that come onto the market. This helps me with my how to use your camera tuition sessions and to give advice to new photographers looking to buy cameras that are appropriate for them.
My previous employment experience includes working for a large portrait company where I photographed children and worked with the public extensively throughout the UK in a mobile studio setting. I was often within the company's top 3 photographers and sales people in the UK and won a nationwide portrait competition.
From 2012 I started my own portrait photography and training business and have had some incredible opportunities, such as shooting school portraits throughout Europe in 2014 at private schools and directing studios in North Devon, West Devon and now Mid/East Devon.
I'm also an experienced published photographer in Band, Food and Commercial Photography so I've worn lots of photography hats but I find the most satisfaction in sharing what I've learnt along the way. I'm the chairperson of Ashwater Camera Club where we hold many practical sessions throughout the year and learn together.
If you would like to know more about me you can read my extended Bio on my blog here.
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All sessions are by appointment only and must be booked prior to the session date.