My name is Rob Townsend, I’m a self-employed project management consultant and I live in North Yorkshire with a wife and a dog.
I started taking a serious interest in photography in 2010. I treated myself to a decent camera and resolved to understand how to get the best out of it. Then in 2011 I joined an online photographic community called Blipfoto where users post a single photo every day. The discipline of having to maintain a daily photo journal really ramped up my interest in photography.
In parallel, for a couple of years I’ve been running a regular online photo competition with a dozen or so friends. Seeing other people’s efforts is spurring me on to keep doing better myself. I’ve invested in a few good photography books and these have further fuelled my interest.
Hence my enrollment on the ‘Art of Photography’ course; I want to get a better academic and creative grounding in photography. Not really with a view to turning it into a career; I just think it’s time I learned a new skill, just for the enjoyment of it. Aside from professional qualifications, I haven’t done any meaningful study since my first degree 20 years ago!
Wish me luck…