Student Profile: Matt and Andreea ‘Light and Imagination’

Andreea and Matt, founders of Whitstable photography business Light and Imagination, are both active students and followers of Photoion School of Photography. Here is what they have to say about their experience with Photoion and how belonging to the Photoion family continues to make a difference to their business.

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Andreea attended her first course with Photoion back in 2011 when she took a mini-sabbatical from her busy management consultancy career. ‘I’ve always been passionate about photography but my busy corporate career meant that I couldn’t spend as much time as I wanted on this wonderful hobby. I attended a 2-day beginners course with Photoion and the quality of my photographs was instantly elevated. I went on holiday shortly after the course and the photos I took then still rank highly amongst my all-time favourites.’

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Impressed with the results and progress that Andreea had made with her photography, Matt – also a lifelong photography enthusiast – decided to join a course at Photoion in 2015 to improve his skills and learn more about a hobby that was quickly turning into a passion. ‘Attending the 2-day advanced course gave me new skills, techniques and vision to produce better images. I always joke that I cannot see good light. As photographers, the only thing we have to work with is light; given the significant improvement in my images since studying with Photoion and practicing lots, I must have learned something.’

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In 2016 Andreea decided to leave the corporate world and make a radical career shift, putting photography at the centre of her working life. Matt backed her plans and they started Light and Imaginat