Personally it was a strange feeling being a student once again, after a period of 32 years...for others it must have been stranger still, having several colleagues who had never previously studied at this level.
The warm up exercise 'Desert Island Pics' revealed a little about our interests, motivations and predilections! We were each asked to choose two images, one our own, one by another photographer.
My choices were fairly predictable and even more conservative. A landscape, taken on a route I travel often, at a spot I've taken a snap many times. And an image of Kielder Burn into Northumberland by Don Jackson.