Photography GroupAugust 24, 2018
MAECare’s recent joint photography group was a fantastic collaboration between MAECare members and Leeds Black Elders. This relaxed and sociable group was led by Lizzie Coombes, our experienced photography tutor. The aim of the 9 weekly sessions was to take photographs in scenic places around Leeds which had some meaning for different group members – to this end the group visited Potternewton Park, Golden Acre Park and Meanwood Urban Valley Farm. The weather was kind to all of the outings and we always managed a well-earned visit to nearby cafes! The group will be able to take home a set each of 30 postcards of the wonderful photographs which were produced and, as one of the sessions included some creative writing, some lovely prose and poetry on each postcard! The success of the group was just as much due to the friendly group members as the new skills gained from Lizzie’s excellent teaching skills! There will be a get-together of the group members later in the Autumn to share some food and for each group member to get their set of postcards.
“I have learnt some of the art of photography and to cap it all, warmth and friendship unmeasured.”
“I went to places I’ve never went to before, like Meanwood Farm.”
“We had an exceptional teacher.”
“Lovely group, very friendly.”
“I think we had a lovely group of people.”
“I am more confident and able to use different parts of the camera which were foreign to me before.”
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