Saskia Slavin, a member of Wensleydale Camera Club, is the youngest girl ever to get her LRPS and the joint youngest ever to get it. The other person to get it at 11 years old, is now 30 years old!
Saskia has been in the D&S and will be in the Northern Echo shortly. She will be in the RPS journal and later on in their book and she is already thinking about what to do for her ARPS! The youngest person to get their ARPS was 15. Saskia wants to get it before reaching 15.Saskia started taking photos at around 5ish with an old compact camera that her parents had stopped using. It was at the time her father died, that Saskia’s mother ,Sylvia, noticed that she was taking some excellent shots and offered her her D80, but it was too big in her hands so she was given a Nikon bridge camera for Christmas. 6 months later she had outgrown it saying that she couldn’t shoot in RAW and the quality was not as good as her parents’ cameras. At this stage, Saskia started using the D80 in Sept 2010 and hasn’t looked back.. She does most of her own processing and can convert from RAW and uses layers , masks and textures plus the use of plug ins. Sometimes she needs a bit of supervision to get exactly what she is after. Saskia is a perfectionist and very exacting of her own work.