Photography Training Courses
Blackford Centre for Professional Photography
Accredited Diploma in Professional Photography
One of our learners' photos
When I looked through the modules, some excited me and some made me nervous. The photojournalism was an assignment that made me nervous as I couldn’t think of what theme to take.
I decided to be bold and travel into London to do homelessness.
I walked around for a while in the West End and soon found people in sleeping bags or begging by the side of the street. I knew I couldn’t just snap away so I went armed with change and asked each person if I could photograph them and then gave them money or a breakfast.
This person didn’t speak a word of English but was perfectly happy for me to photograph him. I didn’t want a feel of looking down on him, I wanted to see life at his level and so I got down to his eye level and waited for the right time to shoot away. I love this image because it captures the coldness of how he felt and meanwhile the world just passes by.
I submitted a paper on homelessness to my tutor so that it wasn’t just some photographs and I was given an A+ for the assignment
- Steve Hanson
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