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Putting themselves in the frame

Worcester Editorial 14th May, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

THE SECRETS of digital photography have opened up a new world for creative members of a mental health support group.

The group from Worcester’s Shrub Hill Workshop, which is run by the Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, signed up for a 15-week course which taught them to focus on the practical side of taking a good photo, choosing a subject and looking at composition.

The budding David Baileys explored the city’s Commandery, the River Severn, cathedral and city centre and the results were so impressive the photographs will now be going on show as part of a special exhibition.

“There have been nothing but positive comments from the group saying that they have enjoyed all the sessions and that their confidence and ability to think about and take photographs has improved,” course leader, Brian Bullock, said.

The Shrub Hill Workshop provides a service for people in mental health recovery as a step towards college, employment, volunteering or other community- based activities including woodwork, IT, office skills, art and literacy.

The display will be held at the Commandery until Sunday (May 18). A second 15-week course is due to start on May 29.

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