The Roundwood and District Community Council organised their third very successful Digital Camera Course which was subsidised through the Co. Wicklow VEC’s Community Education Programme.
The course programme was delivered by Dave Stephenson, who specialises as a tutor of photography to community and voluntary groups, as well as having worked all over the world as a documentary photographer for twenty years. No specialist cameras were required for this course. Cameras of all shapes, sizes and complexities were used by participants who eagerly found out what all those extra buttons were for! The outdoor sessions brought the participant’s attention to the wonderful scenery and natural world of Roundwood and beyond. This was followed by portrait sessions of local residents and visitors as they went about their business in the village of a Saturday morning. The participants on the course would like to thank the local businesses and all those who happily, although sometimes with some coaxing, posed for the budding photographers!
A selection of the group’s new found skills will be on display in Roundwood Parish Hall and Centre on Friday the 22nd of March at 7:30pm with the official launch of the ‘Visions of Wicklow Through the Lens’ Photography Exhibition. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. Should you miss the official launch; the display will be open for viewing on Saturday the 23rd of March from 2pm to 8pm and Sunday the 24th of March from 12 noon to 6pm.
Such was the enthusiasm of the participants of these courses that a Photography Club has set up in Roundwood. Further details will be available at the Photography Exhibition. The group greatly appreciate the financial support of the Wicklow VEC Community Education Programme, without which these courses could not take place.