Historic photography workshop for college students

Historic photography workshop for college students

Ayrshire College’s photography students have been working with Historic Environment Scotland on a series of snaps to showcase Kilwinning.

The students, based at the Kilwinning Campus, enjoyed a workshop with Historic Environment Scotland’s industrial archaeologist Miriam McDonald and field photographers Lewis Matheson and Tracey Largue.

The ‘Photographing the Historic Environment’ workshop allowed the students to explore their creativity. They were given a brief to produce three images of a place, a building, the townscape or all three.

Starting the workshop at the Kilwinning Abbey, the Historic Environment Scotland team spoke to the group about how they survey and record Scotland’s industrial sites and architecture.

The students were then advised to consider the light source, colour, texture and scale of the spaces they wanted to photograph, and what story they wanted to tell with their photos.

Julie Thorne, Head of Learning and Skills for Arts & Fashion at Ayrshire College, said of the workshop: “The HNC Photography students are expected to research and produce historical and/or contemporary images of the environment as part of their course. It has been a fantastic experience for them this year to have benefitted from the expertise of Historic Environment Scotland, and we’re looking forward to showcasing these images at our End of Year Show in June.”

11 April 2019

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