What an amazing, and informative day. I walked up to the Albert Drive Studios with a slight feeling of uncertainty as photography has not been my strongest point but was quickly put as ease with Arpita and the team! I met some of my fellow creative volunteers that I haven’t met before, so it was great catching up about the project. We all were asked to bring a photo we liked, and it was really interesting to hear the stories behind the lens, from family photos to artists work. We then got comfortable with our equipment, with some of the volunteers bringing our own and (which really benefited me) we got to terms with the scary manual mode on our cameras! It’s something I’ve been meaning to get round to learning and using, and Arpita was great and informative about some new techniques. After a slide show of some photography through the years, and learning about different exposure and light settings, we were given tasks around the Albert Drive Studios and drive to find some shots for the project. After some time walking around the studios, and around the drive we all came back to have some tea and discuss our photos. It was great to see everyone’s improvement from the beginning of the day to the end, and noticing some great frames and understanding how the shot was taken. I’ve added one of my shots from the day to this post, and would like to thank especially Arpita, Abigail and Viv for having us round.