Louise Mills - Owner and Tutor
Louise owns and runs the East Midlands region of Going Digital, as well as running her own photography business from her studio based in Nottingham.
She specialises in weddings, lighting, portraiture and lifestlye photography and is generally to be found in her studio somewhere between softboxes, props and backdrops. She has also been known to venture out early in the morning or late at night to capture a stunning land or seascape or two.
Starting off on a Going Digital course with a very basic camera more years ago than she cares to remember, she got the bit beween her teeth and now teaches the majority of courses in the East Midlands, very ably assisted by Charmagne, Sophie or Katrina.
Her work takes her all over the UK and abroad, she has a particluar fondness for shoes, champagne and the seaside and is mum to two much photographed rescue dogs.
Sophie Booth - Tutor/Assistant
Sophie is a professional portrait photographer based in Derbyshire. Primarily working as a studio photographer, she also freelances for a range of clients from editorial and magazine commissions to small businesses, artists and individuals. Her work is defined by her relaxed, informal style and strong use of colour and light.
She trained at Nottingham Trent University and now travels all over the UK for work. She has a real passion for working with people and enjoys teaching and helping others realise their potential.
Charmagne Haxby - Assistant
Charmagne has always had a passion for creating and is happy that she's been blessed with the opportunity to combine this with another passion, teaching. She has a BA Hons degree in Art and Education and P.G.C.E in primary teaching and over 13 years experience in primary school education, teaching across KS1 & KS2. Within her teaching time, she worked in a variety of roles from Class teacher, Literacy Co-ordinator, KS2 leader through to Assistant Head.
A decision to change her career, with the idea of gaining more family time, more time to create and to discover past hobbies and interests found her attending a number of the Going Digital courses as part of this process and found herself hooked. Suddenly her DSLR made sense, she was able to be more creative with the photos that she took and gained a better understanding behind how to take better photos. Through the Going Digital courses, help from a dedicated and engaging tutor, listening to feedback and joining the GD community she has continued to grow her photography skills.
She works as a freelance photographer and assists with various Going Digital workshops.
Katrina Scott - Assistant
Katrina is a freelance photographer based in Sheffield. Following a recent career change from teaching, she set up her own photography business and is excited about future challenges! Her passions include wildlife. and pet and landscape photography, however she has recently ventured into portrait photography and discovered how much fun this can be! After many compliments from friends and family about her photos, she attended a Going Digital photography course, became hooked and is now rarely seen without her camera.
Working for Going Digital enables her to continue her passion for teaching, whilst developing the photography potential in students and showing them how much fun they can have taking photos.
Elly Lucas - Guest Tutor
Elly Lucas is a busy young freelance photographer based in Sheffield. Specialising in portraiture, her work has been described as ethereal, vintage, folksy and to her delight 'like waking up and remembering the last fragments of your most beautiful dreams'.
Spurred on by her fascination with people and nature, Elly shoots a broad spectrum of portrait requirements ranging from fashion to music promo to wedding photography and more. Her work has featured in a broad variety of publications including The Guardian, The Independent, Roots Magazine and more. She was also delighted to get the front cover and a five page feature in the April 2012 edition of Practical Photography magazine and has previously shot for the likes of Plain Lazy clothing and Carluccio's alongside creating a host of album and single covers.