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Snap Happy Local Care Home Residents Take A Photography Masterclass

To mark World Photography Day, staff and residents at Magnolia Court care home in Golders Green were treated to a live streaming photography masterclass courtesy of top professional photographer, Damian Bailey.

A professional photographer since 2003, Damian has won Wedding Photographer of the Year and is listed as one of London’s top wedding photographers, having photographed over 700 weddings.  Damian travels all over the country shooting weddings, events and families and loves to help people create memories by capturing wonderful images that will be passed on from generation to generation.

Damian’s talk explained how he goes about capturing special moments and what makes a great photo in terms of technique and composition.  From landscapes to portrait photos, Damian shared his hints and tips for getting the best shots whatever the subject matter.

Damian said: “We all love looking at photos of all different types of occasions, they help us to remember events and help preserve them – a good photo is like a slice of life and can bring joy to people for years to come.  I can’t think of a better thing to do than to help people take better photos, it has been a pleasure to share some of my experience with the Barchester residents.”

Lucy Tomlinson, Resident Experience Manager for Barchester Healthcare, commented: “We are excited to work with our amazing partners like Damian to bring a wide range of different experiences into our homes for all to enjoy, particularly as this talk provided such a great opportunity for residents to learn hints and tips about how to take better photos.”

General Manager, Octavian Stanciu said: “Lots of our residents are keen photographers so they were really interested to listen to Damian’s talk and find out how he takes such fantastic photos.  We were so excited we have already put his advice to the test and we are impressed with our new photography skills!”

Bill, resident ambassador at Magnolia Court said “I really enjoyed the master class, it was very interesting. I have been snapping away and trying out some of the tips Damian gave us and I have to say I am really pleased with my photos “