“The course entitled New Beginnings has helped me to overcome my fears of going through my front door exacerbated by Covid 19. I have loved everything about the experience. I have spent several years leaving my home very rarely due to my disabilities. Because of that I thought I could never create something stunning from my doorstep. I have not only found there is beauty everywhere, even in my carpark but I have started to venture out into the world once again. I have found a new joy in my life and I am proud of the pictures I have taken” Linda.
"I have noticed more connection with my friends when I share my progress on our zoom catch ups as we get curious about the detail captured in the photos which gives us something positive to talk about. It has ignited a new pathway and I will continue to take photos and enjoy it." Paula
"Before this, I hardly left the house except to go to work. My husband is so pleased at the positive effect your course has had on me that he is going to buy me a camera! " Mandy
" I now have a creative outlet that I can continue, especially as I have had to stop other creative pursuits due to poor health. I now look around me and notice what there is to be positive about in the big wide world, even if I can't go too far into it! " Linda
“Firstly, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank you for allowing me to join the Devon Naturally Healthy photo group sessions. It has been an opportunity for me to touch down with others, get out and about with my camera come muddy boots, rain or shine !! Especially during these unforeseen times we are all going through." Colleen
"Your course has introduced me to taking photos of nature so I find I am looking around everywhere I go with a view to finding a good shot. It gives me a reason to be out walking and enjoying the environment. I am seeing trees and plants in a way that I have never noticed before." Mandy
“Many thanks, Vanessa! Thank you so much for a brilliant session. It was very inspiring, fun and informative. I learned so much and have already done my homework with much enthusiasm".
Looking forward to next Monday. It’s a really lovely group!”
“Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed today’s session (I enjoy all of them actually) but I was not expecting to be excited about “Abstract/Semi Abstract” at all! I now have a completely different viewpoint and I can’t wait to put it in to practice. I appreciate expanding my experience in all aspects of photography through your sessions and it’s a bit like a great session at the gym, you come away really buzzing!”
“What I love about these sessions is seeing the way other people interpret the task set. Such a great variety of photos but all relating in some way. I find being able to look at the photos of others very inspirational, but it is also listening to what the photographers have to say about what inspired them and what the thinking was behind the photo.”