The three national winners of the ‘see me’ Photography Competition celebrated

their success at an action packed photography day at Dean Gallery in Edinburgh

hosted by professional photographer, Tony Marsh.

The national winners; Liz Houliston from Dumfries, Shelley Wilson from Eyemouth

and Archie Tipple from Forth Valley travelled from across Scotland to attend the

photography masterclass. The winners’ day formed part of an exclusive prize which

also included £250 Amazon vouchers.

Suzie Vestri, ‘see me’ Campaign Director, says: “The ‘see me’ photography

competition 2010, sponsored by Semichem has now completed its third year. This

year’s competition attracted an exceptionally high standard of entries, all

expressing this year’s theme of ‘support’ in creative and unique ways.

“Anyone who has experienced mental ill-health, either personally or through a

friend or family member knows that support and understanding can make all the

difference and for those with mental health problems, support really can be the

first step on the road to recovery.”

Tony Marsh, professional photographer says: “It was a real pleasure spending time

with all the competition winners. We had a great day here at the Gallery and

hopefully the guys have picked up some tips which will help them to continue to

build their skills and enjoy photography for many years to come.”

Liz Houliston says: "It was an amazing day, Tony was so enthusiastic, extremely

helpful and helped to make it a very memorable day. I learnt so many new

photography skills and am really pleased to have had this opportunity."

Archie Tipple adds: “I really enjoyed the winners’ day and it was a really great

opportunity to be able to spend a day with a professional photographer. I picked

up lots of tips from Tony about different types of photography, composition and

how light can impact a photograph.”

Shelley Wilson, a student at Borders College comments: “It’s been a great

experience and such a treat to spend the day with a professional photographer

like Tony. I picked up lots of tips about the different types of photography

which I’ll definitely remember for the future.”


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