“Having been to university to study photography, I can safely say I’ve learnt more about the creative industry and got more connections in this five-week course than I did during that three year experience.
“I’ve learnt how useful critiques are; more minds can help you solidify an idea, or bring to your attention subjects which you hadn’t thought of before. And that a good, supportive group is the way to go for me; where everyone is there to help you, not to bring you down.
“Also: social media is important! I now know how to market myself on social media platforms, while staying true to who I am and what I want to represent.
“Remember that the camera is not what makes you a good photographer. You don’t have to be technically advanced; if the content is good, anything that can take a picture will do. And the more images you take, the better your creative eye will become, and the more confidence you’ll build.”