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Join Nikonians and Light Factory instructor Colin Hocking, LRPS, in building south Charlotte's premier photo club and school. 

Want to learn how to take your photography skills to the next level? Learn with regular meetings, classes and workshops from award winning professional photographer Colin Hocking, Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society. Our meetings will be a mix of education, review, and assignments to help you develop your photographic knowledge and skills. We'll be meeting at locations in Ballantyne and we'll have opportunities for hands-on learning and will cover topics that will help beginner and intermediate photographers. It will also provide the opportunity to learn from your neighbors!

I have over 30 years of experience in the photo industry, have a BSc (Hons) in Photographic Science, and am a member of the Professional Photographers of America. My photographic past includes owning a one hour photo lab, manager of the US National Whitewater Center's photography and sales program, technical sales with Polaroid UK, and have photographed thousands of school children in Charmeck schools! I also have my own portrait and commercial photography business in Charlotte.

For many years I worked as an instructor in the software field with the world's largest software training company....becoming the training manager and Train the Trainer facilitator for several of their locations in Southern California. 

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