A national newspaper photographer has been snapped up by Up To Speed to teach our new photojournalism course starting in January.
Neil Turner has been working in news and features photography since the mid 1980s, including 14 years with The Times Supplements where he specialised in education assignments. He will combine his teaching at Up To Speed with a flourishing freelance portfolio of work covering news, features and corporate commissions.
Neil is also the Vice-Chairman of the British Press Photographers’ Association and for the last two years he has been making the most of his well-trained eye to act as a judge for the annual British Press Photographers’ Year awards.
The new Up To Speed Fast-Track will start in January and finish in June. Students will take external exams set by the National Council for the Training of Journalists, which leads to the NCTJ Certificate.
Neil is already busy consulting some of the country’s most influential press photographers on his plans for the Up To Speed syllabus.
“I am really keen to ensure that the course gives students the best possible preparation for working in press photography today,” said Neil. “High quality vocational training is essential and a new course gives us the opportunity to create something special.”