Taji photographers shoot to skill

Australian soldier Corporal Nunu Campos, right, deployed with Task Group Taji 9, examines photographs taken by British soldier, Colour Sergeant Chorlton, during a photography workshop at the Taji Military Complex, Iraq. Photo: Corporal Tamara Cummings

Taji photographers shoot to skill

Personnel deployed to Iraq with Task Group Taji 9 have undergone a different kind of shooting test.

Adding a bit of perspective and flash, Australian Army imagery specialist Corporal Nunu Campos held a photography workshop at the Taji Military Complex.

Coalition members from the United States and the United Kingdom attended the workshop alongside personnel from Task Group Taji – the Australian and New Zealand contingent.

“As an Army photographer, I am extremely lucky to be able to pursue my passion every day with my work and so it was great to be able to share that with some of the other members I’m deployed with,” Corporal Campos said.

“There were some really great shots taken and we’ll definitely be looking to run another session to help them build on their skills.”

The workshop was a part of Anzac Week, which gives members of Task Group Taji the chance to refine skills and maintain combat effectiveness during periods of reduced tempo.

British soldier Colour Sergeant Chorlton said he learnt a lot at the workshop and hoped to put his new skills to use through the rest of his deployment.

“One of my roles here at Taji is to be the UK training team media representative and so this workshop provided an excellent professional development opportunity,” he said.

“It was great to have the chance to take part in something a bit different and I’m really keen to get out and about to continue working on my photography skills.”


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