Pas­sion be­fore busi­ness

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Lo­cal pho­tog­ra­pher Rachel Prid­ham has a pas­sion for cap­tur­ing mem­o­ries.

The tal­ented pho­tog­ra­pher op­er­ates un­der the ban­ner of Rachel Prid­ham Pho­tog­ra­phy and is keen to share her pas­sion by run­ning work­shops.

The work­shops are by in­ter­est only, Prid­ham says she doesn’t have any­thing con­crete planned yet, and at this stage is keen to gage the com­mu­nity’s in­ter­est.

She ran a work­shop for young chil­dren be­fore and she is keen to do it again but with chil­dren aged eight to 14 years. Adults can al­soin­quire.

The work­shops would cover the ba­sics of pho­tog­ra­phy in­clud­ing light, sharp­ness and sub­ject and peo­ple would be given a small col­lec­tion of their prints to take away.

Prid­ham’s in­ter­est in pho­tog­ra­phy started eight years ago. How­ever she ad­mits it was never in­tended to be a busi­ness, she just has a pas­sion for cap­tur­ing mem­o­ries.

‘‘I just love it, that’s why I do it, not be­cause I want to run a busi­ness. .

‘‘My par­ents were re­ally good about tak­ing pho­tos of us grow­ing up and I want the same for my kids. Other fam­i­lies de­serve that.’’

Her spe­cial­i­ties are with wed­dings, com­mer­cial and fam­ily por­traits and she says with Christ­mas com­ing, now is def­i­nitely a good time to start think­ing about book­ing a shoot to cre­ate gifts for fam­ily mem­bers.

Prid­ham has her stu­dio un­der con­struc­tion right now whichshould be up and run­ning early next year.

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