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Photographer hails support from charity as he celebrates sell-out calendar

A Cornish photographer has hailed the support he received from a national learning disability charity as he celebrates his first sell-out calendar.

Dan created a calendar of his works towards the end of 2022, selecting images that, to him, best reflect each month of the year. He is donating all the funds raised from the calendar sales to Hft, a national learning disability charity which helped him capitalise on his passion for photography.

The 23-year-old first became interested in photography in 2019 when he first began capturing shots of birds in Cornwall. Since then, he has ventured across the county to photograph nature from Newquay Zoo to the Eden Project.

Dan says: “I first started photography by taking photographs of swans and the beach. Then, when I got my first camera, I decided to go further with my photography.

 “The reason why I started photography, is because when I take photographs and share them, I like seeing people’s reaction, and receiving feedback on where I can improve taking photographs.”

Dan plans to use his photography and editing skills to make a difference to the charity that supports adults, like himself, with learning disabilities across England and Wales.

In the coming months, he is planning to create his next Hft fundraising calendar for 2024, which will be available to purchase towards the end of the year.

Hft supports more than 2,500 adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible. For more information about the charity, please visit