Hey there! I'm Georgia and i'd like to tell you a few things about myself. I first got into photography when I picked it up as a hobby, I use to enjoy taking photos of flowers, places, anything I could really. It progressed into a potential career when it came to picking my GCSE's in school and I thought I might enjoy the class if I enjoy taking photos in my free time. I first used an enlarger to create darkroom pieces as soon as I could which led me to my love of the traditional Photography techniques. I further developed this passion when it came to having to pick what I would do after school, either sixth form or college. My initial idea for my future was to go to sixth form and take three A-Levels and another GCSE course. Unfortunately I didn't have the grades needed for the courses I had picked, which led me to one of the best decisions of my life, college.
I had reservations about moving into a new area with people I didn't know but I met the teacher, that over the next two years, would help my passion grow even further. She encouraged my ideas and gave me access to a darkroom to use for any of my projects. My first project was even based on the traditional darkroom methods. I discovered a passion for Black and White prints, I thoroughly enjoy the whole process from taking the exposure to developing the final image in a traditional darkroom. At the end of my two year course I finished with a triple grade Distinction, Distinction, Merit on a BTEC L3 extended diploma which is equivalent to three A-Levels.
I then decided I wanted to do a course that would help me with my computer skills and the creativity of editing so I chose a L3 AUL extended diploma in Graphic Design which I finished the two year course with a double grade Distinction Merit. With all my new knowledge on the creative programmes used and different techniques I decided to apply for a L4 HNC in Photography which I completed after one year finishing with a grade Merit.
After five years in college completing courses that helped me gain all the techniques and knowledge I would need to be able to own and run my studio I found my place, among other creators at the Thames Side Studios complex. With my studio set up and ready for business I decided to find a way to do shorter courses in specific areas that I wanted more experience in. I have now completed a City and Guilds assured certificate on a bump, newborn and toddler course practising hands on in a studio working with clients and dealing with multiple shoots this helped me gain the extra bit of knowledge and experience you don’t get on a college course.