Nikon launches photography course for DofE students
June 15, 2022
Nikon has partnered with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) and Sharp Shots Photo Club to launch the Photographers Without Limits photography course to help young people develop their photography and storytelling skills.
The course was created for participants with a passion for storytelling and those who might not necessarily have the opportunity to get into photography as part of the Skills section of their DofE.
To help each of the nine students – aged 13 to 24 – bring their stories to life, Nikon provided each of them with a D3500 DSLR camera and an AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5- 5.6G VR Lens.
Workshops & masterclasses
During the course, participants will take part in weekly workshops led by Sharp Shots Photo Club, as well as a series of masterclasses led by Nikon photographers.
Participants will also be paired with Nikon Ambassadors or Creators to expertly guide them through their photographic journey and give them insight into the life of a professional photographer.
Participating Nikon Ambassadors and Creators include conservation biologist and wildlife photographer Lara Jackson, filmmaker and photographer Jeaniq Amihyia, lifestyle and automotive photographer Amy Shore, award-winning wildlife photographer Harry Skeggs, maternity and newborn photographer Tianna Williams , architectural and urban photographer Ben Moore, wedding photographer Gurvir Johal, wildlife conservation advocate Alfie Bowen, medical and adventure photographer Jon Williamson and portrait photographer Carolyn Mendelsohn.
Julian Harvie, Nikon Northern Europe Marketing Manager, explained, “Nikon has been investing in visual storytelling for over 100 years. It is at the heart of our brand DNA that we offer support to all photographers on their journey to mastering their passion. As a family of photographers, we’re proud to support these nine rising stars through our partnership with DofE and Sharp Shots. Photography is one of the most democratic and inclusive art forms, and we are delighted to entrust our educational leadership to these young creators.
Rachel Palmer, Head of Content and Storytelling at DofE, said: “It is a real privilege to work alongside some of our young people as they develop their photography skills and develop their voices to tell their own powerful stories. We are thrilled to partner with Nikon and Sharp Shots Photo Club to give to these young photographers, who might not otherwise have the opportunity, the tools and the platform to talk about the issues that concern them and that they are passionate about.
Lillian Spibey, director of the Sharp Shots Photo Club, said: “These young photographers have such powerful stories to tell, and it is extremely rewarding to learn from each participant how to capture their own story in photographs.” We are really excited to work with DofE and Nikon on this project.’
At the end of the course, each participant’s story will be presented in an exhibition.
You can watch a short video on Photographers Without Limits below…
To learn more, visit DofE: Photographers Without Limits.
You can also follow the student journey on social media with the hashtag #photographerswithoutlimits
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