Do you fancy yourself as a bit of a photographer and are the kind of person never to leave the house without your camera? If so you need to be aware of the ‘Photos from the Footpath‘ course.
It’s a six-week course, which has been organised by Oxford House in Bethnal Green, and it’s all about encouraging young and old residents of East London to get to know each other and the area a little better.
Each week there’s a new focus – it could be a street market, church, park or post-War tower block – and you’ll get to hear stories about the people who have helped create and shape the area as well as a lesson in how to take successful photos.
As it’s a walking tour there are pre-arranged routes for each session and you’ll not only get to wonder around and explore the history and culture of the area but you’ll get a lesson in camera techniques and composition.
When it’s all over you’ll create a photo book with the other members of the class and organise an exhibition to show off all your new creations.
No previous experience is needed and although it’s open to everyone it’s especially aimed at the young (aged 16-25) and those aged over 50 who live in Bethnal Green. Because of this the time of the walk won’t suit everyone as classes run from 10-1pm or 2-5pm starting on May 24.
However, if you want to know more and sign up full details can be found on the website.
Words – Rebecca Rutt
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