Photography Course One of the extra curricular options available to Transition Year students is a photography course with professional portrait photographer Úna Armstrong. Consisting of four small student groups, it is safe to say that this course was a resounding success. Taking place in a room above the sports hall, students were first briefed on how to correctly handle a camera. The fundamentals of portraiture were explained to us novices, and we soon got to experimenting on our own. The importance of light in photography was stressed, as we played around with natural light from Windows, reflecting it back and forth so as to capture that “twinkle” in the eye. Úna was a wonderful instructor, engaging us all and not spending too much time demonstrating, but rather allowing us to have a try ourselves and discover things on our own. As a result, we all got plenty of camera time. As we posed in pairs and groups, much laughter went around, and it was a highly enjoyable experience for us all. At the end, a group shot was taken as a final memento for an incredible day learning a new skill, courtesy of the kind contribution of Úna Armstrong and the TY Co-ordinator for arranging this course yet again.