I am delighted to be running a new photography group in Crowborough as part of the Crowborough Creative Network (CCN). The group, Crowborough Creative Focus will meet on the first Monday of every month at 7.30pm and starts on Monday 3rd October 2011 at The Old Fire Station cafe in Crowborough High Street.
It is open to all CCN followers along with any photography enthusiasts from the local community who would like to share their interest with others while at the same time gaining more knowledge about photography, especially the creative elements. It will be an informal group with plenty time for discussion and the exchange of ideas.
An entry charge of £1 towards costs is requested for each meeting. Because we would like an idea of numbers, we ask that anyone interested in attending contact me on email@example.com
I had the pleasure of popping up to Newcastle the other week for a little photo job. I’m a Newcastle United fan so the area is somewhat familiar, although I have never actually lived there.
The train journey isn’t too much of a nightmare from where I live either, I can get a direct train to London that takes about an hour, then hop across to St Pancras and get the train straight to Newcastle. I think the whole journey took about 6 hours.
I arrived at the hotel and was met by a lovely lady who was the manageress of the hotel and I later met the owner who was equally lovely. However they weren’t quite ready for me, the hotel was going through a major refurbishment and the finishing touches were not quite there yet. Something I have learned from doing jobs like this is that very often you have to think on your feet and work around issues like this. Over the afternoon I managed to get quite a few shots and the following morning everyone worked really hard with those last minute finishing touches and I finished the job.
Superb staff and a lovely hotel, I think I will be visiting next time for pleasure.
I managed to finish off by taking a walk from near South Sheilds back to Newcastle to do some personal work. I didn’t quite bargain for how far it was (especially when I took the wrong route!), by the time I reached Newcastle my feet had blisters and I was shattered. I’ll share some of those photos soon.