An adult learner is seeing digital photography in a completely new light after signing up for evening courses at South Cheshire College.
Margaret Has New Focus Thanks To Digital College Courses
Margaret Cumming starts an Advanced Course in Digital Camera Techniques this month after moving on from the introductory course which she completed earlier this year.
The 52-year-old has always been interested in traditional photography but wants to improve her digital skills with a view to changing career direction in the future.
Margaret currently works part time for Royal Mail, but she has a degree in Fine Art from Cumbria College of Art and Design and wants to put her creative strengths to good use once again.
The short four and five week courses, which take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at different times to suit the learner, are ideal for people who want to try something different or develop a new skill.
Margaret, of Crewe, said: "I thoroughly enjoyed the introductory Digital Camera Techniques course and now I can't wait to start the Advanced programme.
"I've always enjoyed black and white photography in the past, and have worked a lot with film cameras but digital photography is a lot different.
"I felt that by coming back to college at my age it would get me in the right mind-set to master digital skills and find out much more about digital cameras and how they operate."
Margaret, who is originally from Ayr in Scotland, has lived in Crewe since 2001 and is a member of the Crewe Photographic Society.
She enjoys photography as a hobby and regularly practices her skills around the local area in her spare time.
Margaret added: "The people in the group I was in for the introductory course were all fantastic because we were all a similar age with the same interest.
"Photography is something I would like to do as a job at some point in the future, possibly combined with Fine Art.
"The skills I'm picking up at South Cheshire College, thanks to the expertise of the tutors are helping me go from strength."
Most part time courses, ranging from cookery and construction to counselling and First Aid, start from mid-September.
There is also a full range of part time courses which begin again in January and April at the College's Dane Bank Avenue campus.