One of the things I appreciate about the City and Guilds photography course is that it encourages me to try different types of photography and, at times, forces me out of my comfort zone.  I am never going to be a fan of studio work – I am much happier on an empty beach at silly o-clock – but at least now, after some practice, I am less anxious that I am going to break an expensive piece of equipment!

A few weeks ago, actor Penny Layden came to our class at Morley College.  We spent an hour with her, each taking a number of headshots in the hope that some of them would be of use to Penny.  She has kindly given us permission to share them on our own websites and blogs too.  Here are a few of my favourites: