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Photography student creates Best Photography Spots in Cambridge download for Apple

Published: 22 November 2010 at 16:02

Tony Ellis combines travel writing with professional photography to tell the ‘story’ of Cambridge

A third-year BA (Hons) Photography student from Anglia Ruskin University’s Cambridge School of Art has created a walking tour for the best photography spots in Cambridge which is available to buy or ‘gift’ from iTunes.

Cambridge-based Tony Ellis left a busy software sales position in central London in 2008 to fulfil a life-long ambition of becoming a professional photographer. As well as studying full-time at Anglia Ruskin University’s Cambridge School of Art, Tony runs his own business and has spent the last two years building up experience as a freelance photographer undertaking many varied jobs. A piece of travel writing accompanying his images was spotted by GPSmyCity.com, a company specialising in self-guided walking tours in cities around the world, who then approached him to develop a tour of Cambridge. Based on the strength of the proposal Tony submitted, he was given the green light to start working on the tour.

Tony explains how he approached the project:

"As a photographer I am aware of the number of people who walk the streets of Cambridge every day taking pictures. I have spent many long days exploring and wanted to put my knowledge to good use. I planned my route, researched and gathered co-ordinates for each location then plotted them onto Google maps. I then wrote a description of the sight and included some photography tips, what time of day to visit, where to stand, what to look for to make the pictures communicate a ‘story’ of the city."

After an editorial process with GPSmyCity.com, Tony himself recorded the voice narration for each spot and then the tour was submitted for approval to Apple. After a nervous wait the application software (app) was finally approved and added to iTunes for sale.

Of his achievement Tony says:

"I am very proud of the final product and have made many sales since its release. I hope the customers are enjoying Cambridge as I much as I do."

To buy the app visit: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/best-photography-spots-in/id394632074?mt=8 or simply go to iTunes and search for ‘best photography spots in Cambridge’.

For more information please contact Sarah Jones, [email protected], 0845 196 2981