WHY I LOVE MY JOB: Inspiring others is priceless!

Summer, where did you go?

Back in the summer, I hosted my annual six week summer holiday photo challenge.  It’s a great way to keep the kids entertained whilst learning new skills instead of complaining how bored they are!  Similarly to last year, the turnout was great and this year I was BLOWN AWAY by the quality of some of the photos.  I awarded two winners and recently had the pleasure of meeting one of the winners. Josh, aged 13 for a family photo session which doubled up as a photography lesson too!

First of all, I want to share one of Josh’s best pieces with you.  One of the weekly themes was food glorious food and look what he came up with!  Talk about combining creativity and patience!  I love it!  Doesn’t it just want to make you eat a pear right now?!?!

Anyway, back to our session….

It was great to see Josh arrive with his camera and tripod and we set to work instantly at Alexandra Park, Oldham.  Josh began to photograph his baby sister and we chatted about composition and technique as we went.  Here are a few photos of us in action courtesy of Clare.

My photos for this session are irrelevant!

Like in many other posts, adults are never the first to say ‘photograph me!’ so I shared some hints and tips with Josh who took very similar photos to these.  For me, the intention of the session was really for my photos to get ignored, I just wanted to see Josh’s photos on his walls at home!

Consequently, we took the time to take some portraits of each other.  I will keep hold of these for when Josh is famous later on in life!







Josh, you were an absolute pleasure to spend the morning with and I wish you all the luck in the world on your photography journey!

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