About Neil


Hi, I’m Neil Gratton – a Devon-based teacher, photographer, and tutor.

Teaching

I qualified as a teacher of science in 2003, and still work as a supply teacher in various schools across Devon. I began tutoring in Science and Spanish from 2012. I worked in an adult training role in 2011, and began teaching adult education independently in 2018.

Languages

I’m a life-long learner and enthusiast of foreign languages. I started learning French at the age of 10, Spanish at 13, and Italian at 25. From 2005 to 2010, I lived in the Northwest of Spain. I still visit Spain several times a year, and find opportunities to use my languages wherever I can.

Photography

I shot my first wedding in 2013 and started to market myself as a photographer in Spring 2015. By the end of 2017, I’d travelled well over 8,000 miles and covered 76 photographic jobs including weddings, events, business photography and portrait sessions. I also periodically do some landscape photography mostly for fun, though I do have prints available for sale.

I’ve had images used online by the BBC and The Telegraph, featured on BBC’s The One Show, in print in Dartmoor Magazine, as well as receiving some great feedback from clients.

I’ve been enthusiastic about photography since I owned my first camera – a Kodak Brownie 127 – at the age of eight. In 2009 I started to take photography much more seriously, studying in private and acquiring my first DSLR.

I’m available for event coverage, weddings, business photography, and photographic training and consultancy.

Background

Born in Scotland, I grew up in the South-East of England. After five years in Spain, I came to the South-West in 2011 and live on the east edge of Dartmoor National Park.

I studied Physics at university in Canterbury, and worked in computing for several years before retraining as a teacher. I have three children.

 

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