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Saeed Rashid

I find nothing more relaxing than watching the world through a lens. I first picked up a camera at art school where I was studying design and the rest, as they say, is history. I was drawn to the thrill of watching images emerge in the glow of the darkroom, with the excitement of never quite knowing what was going to appear. I reluctantly gave up my film camera and bought my first digital SLR but haven’t looked back since. Being able to view your shots instantly has given me the freedom to experiment and shifted my horizons.

After working in London for a design practice I moved to the south coast to teach illustration at The Arts University College, Bournemouth. From there I moved to The Media School at Bournemouth University to teach Print Design and Photography and have also done some studying of my own, recently completing my Masters in Creative Media Education.

I’m also very fortunate to be involved in the photographic side of my passion which is scuba diving. Although I’m not solely an underwater photographer I have been exclusively signed as editorial photographic consultant to ‘Diver’ the UK’s leading scuba diving magazine. Where I advise of photographic matters and regularly write equipment reviews and other articles for publication. For the past 6 years I have been a key speaker at both the London International Dive show (LIDS) and Dive Birmingham where my talks on the use of post-production techniques in underwater photography are regularly given to a sold out crowd. I am currently working on my first book due for release later this year (2012) on this subject. This year I have been given the privilege of organising the PhotoZone at LIDS.

I can offer you enthusiasm, dedication and humour and believe the relationships I build up with my clients are a crucial part of the success of my images. It is always a privilege to be invited to share your special moments and I am never prouder than when my photos take pride of place in your home. I am committed to capturing you and your family at their best or showing off your business or event to its full potential. A split second can last a lifetime.

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