‘When people ask me what camera I use – I tell them my eyes’ – Anonymous
I started my working life many moons ago as a primary school teacher, teaching in Stepney in the East End of London, before following my first love, photography, specialising in Teen, Spotlight, and corporate shoots. I soon discovered that I was using my smartphone to take photos more than my DSLR, which only got an outing when I was on a ‘proper’ job. I used to get increasingly worked up when I would see friend’s holiday photos on Facebook, taken on their phone, which were either out of focus, completely underexposed or wonky (my pet hate), when if they just knew how to compose and edit their photos properly, they would have had a much better shot.
With my teaching background and my love of photography, the natural progression was to start running workshops – but I didn’t want to do DSLR ones. Everyone has an amazing camera in their pocket – you just need to know how to use it properly, and with the rise in popularity of Instagram, the two go hand in hand.
You have to believe in what you’re doing otherwise what’s the point?” – Rankin