Join our interactive workshop exploring the art, craft, soul and emotional connection of taking pictures that make you happy.
Phil Jewitt, Communications and Marketing Business Partner, Leeds City Council
Date: 05th September 2019
Photography for wellbeing is a session that aims to explore or even reconnect people with the nice bits of photography, away from sensationalism, permissions and deadlines our jobs can sometimes entail.
Phil will lead an interactive workshop exploring the art, craft, soul and emotional connection of taking pictures that make you happy.
We will include a countryside walk to look at light and shade and cover some tips that might help improve your images.
A non-technical session, so you won’t need any photographic knowledge or equipment but if you have cameras and phones then bring them along (no social sharing until you leave the field!).
Phil Jewitt – Communications and Marketing Business Partner, Leeds City Council
Phil has over 30 years’ experience in communications, starting out in graphic design, retraining in PR and is currently communications and marketing business partner at Leeds City Council.
A member of Leeds Photographic Society, the oldest active society in the world, Phil has been looking at ethics of photography since 2015 following controversial publication of images of migrants’ unsuccessful crossing of the Mediterranean. Phil was also caught up in the 2015 Paris attacks and experienced the reality and aftermath of such an event.
Phil has since focused (pun intended!) on photography as a means of escaping the rat race and improving wellbeing. You can see Phil’s photos on Instagram and his website. Learning by doing, his work was recently shortlisted in a national competition.@philjewitt