My career has involved the management of change within an increasingly technological driven media workplace. I can offer 20+ years experience in this sector with particular knowledge of supported development and management of student learning. Established through my association with photographic and video work on a freelance basis and my time spend teaching at local colleges and universities. Business development has been a particular interest and success, with experience of all types of video production provision. In 2014 I set up NOW East Durham ( www.*** ), a social enterprise community magazine to ensure job seekers in particular from the 18-24 year age range can engage with a creative “real world” experience to increase their job prospects. We offer local perspectives on issues promoting positive values via an online magazine, social media, and a print magazine coupled with an internet radio station. Our primary aim is to involve the 18-24 year old job seeking demographic, enabling their personal development, improving their employment/interpersonal skills and employment prospects. We hoped to achieve this in particular by increasing confidence and self esteem with removing barriers that would be traditionally by in place associated with the media industry. Diligent, organised and efficient in my work, I excel at multi-tasking and possess first class customer service skills. I enjoy prioritising my workload to consistently produce work of high accuracy with excellent attention to detail skills and a logical approach to problem solving. My professionalism and organised approach enable me to remain calm when working under pressure and I am enthusiastic and conscientious, with a natural ability to deal appropriately with people on all levels. I also enjoy a challenge and am quick to learn new tasks and take on board new ideas. I undertake to try and attend all the conferences held to ensure that I am fully aware of all the current and future debates that involve the work of the photographer.
My working experience in the world of professional media production complement this such as magazine production as an editor and also creating community radio stations these have given my a good contact book which I can draw on when needed. with respect to my work at local colleges I delivered A2 print production to 15 students with all gaining grades of B to A's this year. I can ensure an absolute professional delivery of all aspects of media both theory and practical that is grounded in my own success rate in the past. You can expect guidance and support that reflects the current curriculum and embraces potential changes that are about to take place across the education system.
I'm Mark the director of Creative Studios Derby Ltd. I have been an Adobe software trainer for 15 years now both freelance, at the University of Derby and for my own company. Previously to that worked as a Graphic Designer for 6 years. I have a lot of experience training individuals and groups at all levels, from small freelance individuals up to multinational companies.
I provide bespoke trianing to the individualor small group on photography, video, mobile phone photography, Photoshop and Lightroom. I am based in theBath/Bristol area but can deliver training across the UK.
I've taught Photography for 18 years in secondary, further, and higher education in both the UK and USA and provide friendly, knowledgable private tuition. This includes black and white film processing and printing in the darkroom, digital photography, editing and manipulating in Photoshop, and experimental creative processes. Other areas of specialism include personal creative development, contextual research, critical analysis and annotation, and writing skills.
Whilst Head of Photography at an inner London secondary school for over 4 years, my GCSE Photography classes achieved the highest grades in the school for two years running. I set fun and enjoyable exercises, explain and break instructions, methods, and assignments down into understandable bites, and will provide you with learning materials to simplify tasks and meet the needs of students with a range of practical and academic abilities.
With my tuition, I'm confident that you can learn new skills, develop and expand your current level of knowlege, and excel in this subject area. Tutoring can take place in my home or yours or in an alternative location.
Please also get in touch if you'd like to arrange training for individuals or groups who would like to learn Photography or who would like to teach Photography at their school or institution.