Back in 2007/8 during my degree at University of Wales, I was lucky enough to work at Jessops branch in Cardiff. I will never forget weird and fantastic cameras that would come in stock which was impossible to give the best advice to customers which one to buy - some wanted ''pink camera'', some ''£50 wonder camera'' while others were open to suggestions. Of course, price was always a deciding factor in most cases, from cheap, budget, bridge and high-end cameras and meet customers who came from different backgrounds and with different photographic need from expensive to cheap compact cameras. While cheap compacts are no longer popular, more advanced compacts are still important.
Shadows and Light is a new, unique event that brings filmmakers together for a lot of learning and a little bit of fun. Co-founded by Philip Bloom, Shadows and Light responds to the need in the UK and wider Europe for an event that can bring together our growing community of one-man-band filmmakers and small productions companies.