Photography Student of the Month March 2015 – Yolanda Narain

We’ve got another Student of the Month interview for you today. Our Student of the Month series is our way of recognizing our incredibly talented students, and giving back to them.

The award gives our students an excellent chance to showcase their skills to the wider community, as well as earn themselves a £50 voucher for any of our courses.

This month’s winner is Yolanda Narain. We sat down with Yolanda to ask them about their journey as a photographer.

I came to the hobby of photography last December when I came to realize that I needed to express an important part of me, that being my CREATIVE side. Then I took my first photography course, with Photoion.

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To be frank, many myths regarding photography were flooding my head during those days: “surely I need a good camera to make good photos and my budget is too small”, or “the technical aspects of photography might be too challenging for me, I am not sure I will cope with it”.

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But, I only needed a two day course with Photoion to really understand what photography was all about. For sure, it was not about the camera, lenses, weather, or simple luck. It was just about the photographer: the ability to chase/capture light, and tons of patience. And luckily, both light and patience are free!

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I then bought my first DSLR; a Canon 1200, and a 55-250mm lens, and started shooting (birds, flowers, people, buildings, anything really! And that is the point where I am finding myself right now.)

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I have to admit that Photography as a hobby is changing my life in ways that I had not expect: it is making me live in the present, and I am available to feel and express emotions by being creative. And of course, when sharing my photos with other people, it can make them feel emotions too!

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