1. © Photo by Samantha Sheldon 

    This is one of the photographs I took whilst visiting my patch for the first time at Baiter Park in Poole. This photo was taken to show one of the positive sides to living in the area. I was given a list of the type of photographs to take in my patch which I had to follow for the task.

    My patch will be based in Baiter Park and Poole Old Town for the length of the photojournalism course, I think it’s a great place to have as there are always many photo opportunities around the area. There are also many events that take place here during the Spring/Summer season.

  2. © Photograph by Rebecca Greig @bex242

    Photograph taken while exploring the many quirky and interesting vintage shops in Pokesdown, Bournemouth, as part of our first assignment in our patches.

    The simple use of colour in the window display of “What Alice Found”  makes the shop stand out from the rest.

  3. © Photography by Laura Jane Dale @LauraJaneDale

    In early January much of the country suffered excessive flooding, leaving many homes and towns damaged.  After our first week at Up To Speed, our photojournalism group was set the task of visiting our ‘patches’ and photographing certain aspects of the area.  One photograph was to capture the time of year.  I chose this one as it shows the effect the flooding has had on the town of Fordingbridge, and by using a landscape image, I was able to include the well-known seven-arched bridge to give the photo context.  My aim was to show the extent of the flooding, which is why I included the two picnic benches and bins.

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