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Saturday, 22 June 2019
Exeter Phoenix



  • Sat 22 Jun: 10am – 4.30pm


  • Sat 17 Aug: – 10am – 4.30pm

Explore the beautiful historic city of Exeter with your camera on the Exeter Phoenix Photowalk. Led by local professional photographer Vanessa Miles you’ll uncover ‘hidden gems’ to photograph in Exeter’s most vibrant areas. Vanessa will lead a leisurely walk around the western quarter of the city, giving tips on how to make the best use of natural light and how to take your photography to the next level by showing you the rules of good composition, and examples of how to break these rules for good effect.

The day is suitable for people at any level of photography; the main objective is to have fun. For those wishing to venture off the automatic modes there will be lots of hints & tips.

The day begins at Exeter Phoenix where you’ll have a chance to look at and discuss some example photography and address any technical issues. You will then venture out into the city before breaking for lunch. After lunch you will carry on with some more photography before returning to Exeter Phoenix to download and discuss your work.

Workshop attendees get 10% off all food and hot drinks at the Café Bar.


Vanessa Miles is a photographer based in Exeter.

Her experience is rich and varied in the world of photography. She was a founder member womens’ photography collective in South London in the early eighties and set up ran the Environmental Picture library in London in the early nineties. She has worked as a freelance picture editor and researcher and as a film stills photographer. Since living in Devon, she works as a wedding, press and events photographer and photography teacher. She is Exeter Phoenix’s principal photography tutor and teaches photography at Exeter College for adult education. She is a freelance lecturer for higher education and is currently pursuing personal projects on an MA at Plymouth University.