David masters his Apple Mac at Leodis Grid

David, a regular attendee at the weekly drop-in, gave me a big smile, as we started chatting.  He’s been attending the weekly computer sessions at the Lincoln Green Community Centre for around six months.

He came along to the sessions for help to ‘get to know’ his new Apple Mac laptop.  Having previously owned an older Apple computer, he thought it would be similar, but told me “they are as different as me and you!”

He warmly credits the tutors at the centre for their help and tuition. He now feels much more skilled and confident in using his laptop.

He mainly uses it for photography, to edit and save photographs, which is his life-long hobby.  He began taking photos as a teenager with a Box Camera, which had only eight exposures on a film!  He likens this older technology to a Mini whereas, he says, “digital photography is a Rolls Royce.”  In the past he was employed as a wedding photographer. He also enjoyed taking pictures of stamps but says this activity belongs to a bygone era, people aren’t as interested in stamps anymore.   Now his favourite subjects are landscapes, flowers and insects.

Another compelling reason for David to attend the sessions is the sense of community at the centre.  He tells me that it’s a welcoming atmosphere where he’s made friendly acquaintances, is greeted with a cup of tea as soon as he arrives and buys a cheap lunchtime meal.

 

 

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One of David’s beautiful photographs of Roundhay Park, showing beautiful reflections in the lake,  Thank you David.

 

Leodis Grid popular as ever

Despite the poor weather a good turn out of students and volunteers at Leodis Grid Digital Access Point today in Lincoln Green, Leeds. Part of the Online Centres Network in the UK we had people learning to type and read English as well as other checking their emails and looking for work.

Improving your photography course

A great day at Batley Library at the Improve your Photography Course, this week looking at how to light your subject and local architecture around the library building itself. Big thanks to the staff who look after us while we are there. Next week is the last session, we will be diving head first into the world of Cameras and the Computer, how to improve your images with the available tools…all free of course.batley Lib

Thank you!

GTt wants to say THANK YOU to Revive Leeds and those who donated their IT equipment to allow others to Participate, Learn, Achieve and Innovative.

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