On Wednesday, 24th January 2018, MHWI members were entertained by Glen Tillyard’s fascinating tales from his 30 year career as a professional press photographer with the Leicester Mercury.
Glen talked about how being in the right place at the right time resulted him getting the shot that led to the start of his career. He went on to describe some of the more hair-raising situations he found himself in taking photos, such as precariously climbing up scaffolding or trying to take photos from a plane that was doing somersaults!
He talked about the famous celebrities and royalty he had met during his long career. His one regret was that ‘selfies’ were not the thing at the time, so he had no personal record of these encounters!
Glen is also a well respected local photography tutor, based at Smeeton Westerby. See his website for further stunning photographs and/or to book courses: