Despite the weather we had 16 members of the public eager to improve their creative camera skills on Saturday at Westward Ho! beach. After a week of cold bright conditions, perfect for photographing the patterns and texture of the beach the BBC workshop was challenged firstly by the ice on the ramp to the beach, then with drizzle which worsened to rain after an hour. However the only complaint heard from the participants was for the bitterly cold which bit deep into bare hands after an hour and made camera operation almost impossible.
At this point we all moved into the warmth of the Waterfront Inn and gathered around a few tables, drank hot coffee and downloaded pictures to laptops. This became an excellent opportunity for a little Photoshop training, peer to peer constructive criticism and editing out the best pictures for an exhibition.
There are two more workshop sessions to go, the first being this coming Thursday with Devon Youth Service and then on Sunday 12th with Young Devon and Seize the Moment.