So here I am. My last day of training with Poached Creative and the Big Issue at the Elise Centre in Dalston. It’s been educational and insightful, two of the many things which has made the whole course enjoyable.
I have gained knowledge in using my Canon Bridge camera to the best of my ability. And I have every intention of improving this ability with more practice. There are many aspects of photography such as Photo Essays, lighting, aperture, shuttle speed and much more which has encouraged me to do more research and practice. I hope that with practice I will be able to produce more great photos.
The journalist side of the training has showed me how news editorials, features, NIB’s and different styles of writing are complied and what the essence of a good story is. Although I am not a good writer, the training has given me much needed confidence which I’m proud of and I’ve started noticing the differing writing styles in newspapers.
Attending the course gave me a routine. Although only 2 days a week it soon became the high-light of my week. I live in NW London and the commute is an hour each-way but that did not deter me. I was determined to be there on time and to be there for all the sessions, although that was not always possible. Being in that “learning” environment was nice as wasn’t all class room. We went out many times which really added to the fun. And the interactions with others was pleasant. I’ve met and interviewed some interesting people. This would never have happened in my ‘normal’ life. I now know that there is so much going on in the community sector. There are many ‘good’ people all around us and much to report.
Overall, the course, its contents, the tutors, the interviews, the venues, the sandwiches from Charles, the coffee, my classmates, the Blogs…. I could go on but am limited to the ‘word count’. Simply put, it is a very will compiled course which anyone would benefit from. If you are thinking of enrolling then just do it. It doesn’t cost a penny and the skills learnt are invaluable.
Thank you to ALL the TEAM. Jessica, Zoe, Charles, Glenn, Grant, Tobias, Kezia and Adele.