I really want you to enjoy what you are doing, feel empowered and inspired to play with your creativity through my photography tutorials. When I first meet a new student I will have an informal chat with you to see how you like to learn and what you are wanting to get out of the tutor sessions.
I have worked as a professional freelance photographer for 10 years. I am self taught although studied it at GCSE & A'Level years ago. I have done a lot of weddings, portraits, events & adventure sports particularly surfing & climbing. I have also set up and ran a community photography group for anyone wanting to give photography a go or find new ways to become inspired with it again. I have also trained and worked as Youth & Community worker for a number of years and used this training to create informal, fun and inspiring workshops.
I am based in Brighton, London & Devon
Outgoing, enthusiastic and highly motivated person who enjoys a wide variety of tasks. Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines in fast-paced environment. Passionate about photography & doing what you love in life. Currently working on a female surf film & Making Waves Global - photo storytelling movement inspiring 1 million girls to get into surfing.
Knowledge of digital and SLR cameras, including canon DSLR’s 40D, 5D Mark II. Familiarity with Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Mac, PC’s, excel, word etc. Off-camera flash & umbrella set- up, Bowen lighting kit, stands & backdrops.
Freelance Photographer & videographer (November 2008 – present)
I have worked on a variety of assignments as; a lifestyle & documentary, extreme sports, events, & dance performance photographer. Assignments include Blocfest climbing competition-stills & film, Sadler Well’s Montage Dance Showcase, Seth Elton & the Band & the Brighton Board Girls, Pura Vida Surf Camp, Sant Teresa Lifeguards, Dalie’s Yoga retreat, The Waterkeeper’s. Also a series of Wedding, Family and special occasions photo shoots,
Photographer’s Assistant (2012 - 13)
Worked for JP on model test, & editorial shoots. Duties ranged from ensuring that the shoots ran smoothly including looking after the client, to setting up lighting , working on location, carrying & maintaining equipment.
OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE:
Various project management and administrative roles in voluntary & community sector (1999-2011).
Set up and established Photography & Storytelling movement - Making Waves Global - inspiring girls and women to get out of their comfort zone by giving surfing a go. (2015 -ongoing)
Brighton Photographers Group Founder (2008 – 2010)
Set up and established Brighton Photographers Group for novice and professional photographers to share and improve their skills. This included organizing monthly meetings, workshops, trips, networking events and putting on a group exhibition.
TRAINING & EDUCATION
BA (hons), Youth & Community Development - 2:2 (1998-2001)
BTEC National Diploma in Art & design - Merit (1995-1996)
Hastings College of Art & Design
A' Level Art & 10 GCSE’S including Photography, Art, Math’s & English - C, B (1993-1995)
Lewes Tertiary College
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