With a Distinction no less! When I received my certificate through the post last week I was thrilled. It seems such a long time ago now, but you may remember back in February I started a City & Guilds Level 1 Image Capture course at Wigan & Leigh College. I had to select a theme for my submission of work…my first thoughts was Planes, however as much as I love to photograph planes I decided that it wouldn’t give me much variation as Manchester Airport is the only place I go. So I decided to pick Flowers, plants and trees instead. We had recently joined the National Trust and we also have a park within 5 minutes walk from where I live. We had to submit our theme quite early on so I was reluctant to get going too soon with my actual photos as I still had lots to learn…but at the same time I didn’t want to leave it too late just in case I wasn’t happy with them!! I don’t remember College and Uni being this hard!!
Our submission was in 2 parts, the first we had to show we knew how to use a camera, what all the buttons did and all that, so I got started on this, ever the perfectionist I sent hours and hours formatting it just right, printing, proofing, printing, proofing…you get the picture.
The second was my actual portfolio. We were lucky enough to go on our Norway cruise just a few weeks before my work was due…so I made sure to get some shots over there too.
The following were all taken in the local ‘Linear’ Park which is close to home.
The next ones were taken at National Trust sites.
The last ones were taken in Norway whilst on our cruise.
I hope you enjoy my photos. More photos can be viewed on my Flickr page.