Patients put focus on photography....

Patients from Highbury Hospital in Bulwell take part in a photography course organised by the Notingham Photographers' Hub.

Patients from Highbury Hospital in Bulwell take part in a photography course organised by the Notingham Photographers' Hub.

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PATIENTS from Highbury Hospital in Bulwell have been snapping up a range of new skills as part of a photography course.

The initiative was offered by Nottingham Photographers’ Hub — a social enterprise established to help anyone interested in improving their own camera work with particular focus on helping people who find it hard to develop their skills and talents.

Patients on recovery wards at the Highbury Road hospital attended ten sessions and students got to grips with getting the best from their digital cameras and then worked on taking portrait and landscape shots.

They also learned how to set up still-life photos and how to frame pictures as part of the course, which was funded by the European Social Fund and Enable.

Patients were given a certificate to mark their efforts and the digital camera which they had been working with.

John French, a member of the occupational therapy team at the hospital, said everyone enjoyed taking part in the course.

“The course fulfilled all our expectations and generated a great deal of excitement, enthusiasm and fun,” he said.

“The students have said how attending the course increased their knowledge and their confidence in using a camera.”

n OUR PICTURE shows the patients during the course