PCH residents photograph Plymouth
Residents from the PCH Photography Club have been travelling around Plymouth working on a series of images that capture the nature and landscape of the city.
Throughout the year, the club have been visiting different locations to capture the different architecture, green spaces and views that can be found in Plymouth.
With shoots in locations including Royal William Yard, Saltram House, the Barbican and some of our estates, the club have visited a diverse range of places to boost their skills and learn new techniques, including taking part in training sessions with Fotonow (Who specialise in community based photography and film projects).
The group have been putting in hours of practice, working incredibly hard to build their portfolios and are keen to take photographs for PCH to use in our news stories. Not only have the club increased their skills, they’ve gained friends to share in their newfound hobby.
Phil Manning, who has been a member of the Photography Club since the beginning said: “I enjoy being part of the group, as it allows you to learn photography at your own pace. I’m always learning new skills, meeting new people and going to different places with the group.”
Bob Goodson, long-standing group member said: “The Photography Club are a really friendly group and we all learn from each other. You don’t even really need a camera, as your mobile phone can help you to take some amazing pictures.”
Jo Steel from our Communities Team has been supporting the club and has been really pleased with the progress she’s seen them make: “I am proud to be a part of this project. The residents developed their creativity and photographic skills, and have shown great generosity in supporting each other’s learning. We have lots of ideas for future projects so watch this space!”
We will be bringing you regular updates about the Photography Club and some of the fantastic photos they take.
The PCH Photography Club meets on a Monday afternoon from 1pm – 4pm at Plumer House and is open to anyone who is interested in coming along.
If you are interested in getting involved, please email the Communities Team or call them on 0808 230 6500.