Photography project - comradeship event Date /Time: 5th October 2016. 10am-4pm.Locations: Fenwick Hotel, Ayrshire and Houston House Hotel, West Lothian. Our new comradeship photography project is a free one day course designed to make it quick and easy to learn photography – even those that feel they are beyond help of being able to understand their camera! You can attend the class with your smartphone or your camera and learn all the tricks of the trade to take a beautiful picture from our two professional photographer tutors. The classes are aimed at all levels of photographer, from absolute beginner to experienced professional and the end of the day will see you with a host of new skills, beautiful pictures and a chance to enter into our upcoming photography competition. This project is the perfect way to take your photography to the next level, and you could not place yourself in better hands. Our tutors, Kevin and David, are not 'theory only classroom teachers' but hands on full time working photographers with extensive, invaluable experience. Kevin Wylie will be running our Ayrshire course:Kevin began his love affair with photography while serving in the Scots Guards in 1991. Since then he’s photographed members of the Royal family, world-class athletes, international music artists and heads of state. British Vogue magazine called him “…a visionary photographer who can make your big day that little bit more special” and he has won, quite literally, dozens of awards for his wedding photography and portraits (of both humans and pets), not to mention having his work published in books and magazine covers across the globe. Having learned in the days of film, Kevin isn’t a big fan of digital manipulation and encourages other photographers to get their shots right ‘in-camera’ instead of relying on ‘“fixing it on the computer”. David Cutler will be running our West Lothain course:David joined the Royal Navy in January 1968 at HMS St Vincent, Gosport. After training as a Radio Electrical Mechanic at HMS Collingwood he spent the next few years sailing the world with the "Grey Funnel Line" on the Hampshire, Norfolk and Sheffield. In 1976 David changed from General Service to the Fleet Air Arm on completion of the Professional Photographer course at RAF Cosford. Starting a new career he visited ships and establishments all over the world. He spent two years on HMS Herald photographing the islands of Sula Sgeir, North Rona and Hirta before being sent to Hong Kong for three years. On returning home to Scotland, David worked on the Staff of FOSNI at Rosyth, HMS Gannet at Prestwick then to Commachio Group at Arbroath and HQ, Poole before winding down his time in the service at MOD Whitehall. Highlights in his career included portraits of both Lord Mountbatten and HM the Queen Mother.David retired from Naval Service in April 1992 as an Associate of the Professional Photographers Association and Master Photographers Association. Each course is open to a maximum of 12 people on a first come first served basis. Welcome tea / coffee and lunch will be supplied.