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Lisa Stewart

Level 5 - HND Photography

Lisa Stewart

Lisa, 38 is currently in her second year on the HND Photography course. After working for an IT services company, Lisa decided to follow her passion for photography and change her career path.

Lisa says,

Attending the course is convenient for me, as Swindon College is close to home and fits around my family commitments. I always knew what I wanted to do and after attending an open evening, I felt that this was the obvious course for me. I have already been to Swindon College to complete an evening course and had a positive experience, so this just seemed like the most comfortable option; Swindon College is familiar to me and I had already built good relationships with people here.

Lisa really enjoys the wide range of facilities and naturally with a course like photography, there are many different styles of creativity.

I have a diverse range of tutors who are knowledgeable and always able to help. It is refreshing to be taught by people that have a real experience in different areas of photography and design. I always have access to the studios, equipment and expertise I require to complete my work.

After completing her course, Lisa would like to become a part-time studio photographer:

I love portraiture and fashion photography and I would like to develop further by setting up my own studio from home and manage my own clientele.

Smaller group sizes has had a huge impact on Lisa, as she feels she receives 1:1 time with her tutors which has helped her focus and develop her style.  

Being on the course has given me a confidence boost and I feel I am now able to pursue my passion professionally.