Photography students hold in-house exhibition

Photography students hold in-house exhibition

NC Photography students at Ayrshire College have been reflecting on a busy year at the Kilwinning Campus.

The students organised an exhibition to showcase the best of their work shot over their time on the course.

Each student selected two photographs to display, which were set up in Lecture Theatre 4 and attracted a lot of attention from students and staff, as well as visitors to the College.

So much so that all of the photographs, which were on sale for £5 each, sold out at the exhibition. All proceeds raised will be donated to the Ayrshire Hospice.

David Brannigan, 28 from Ardrossan, was the first student to sell a photograph and he said “That photo took me hours to get right! But it really was worth it in the end. It feels great to have sold my work, it has really built up my confidence. It’s made my day.”

Kaitlin McTaggart, 20 from Kilwinning, said “It’s important for us to be able to show our creativeness. I’ve learnt a lot about long exposure this year and I think my photo at Dunure Castle really highlights how far I’ve progressed.”

Fraser Campbell, 20 from Newton Mearns, said “Holding this exhibition was a great idea because it let other people around the College see our best shots. We pushed it out quite a lot on social media and I think it’s the best way to show off our hard work.”

Brian Woolfson, Core Skills lecturer at Ayrshire College, said “I was really impressed with the quality of this group’s work during the past few months as well as their demonstration of first-class teamwork skills.

“Their commitment to delivering the exhibition was second to none - and in terms of the images, their attention to detail was meticulous. It is also encouraging to see the progress made by particular students over the years, some of whom started in our Supported Learning ‘Routes’ classes and who have now achieved a positive outcome in an NC course.

“I am confident that many of this group will go on to further study and a successful career in this field.”

24 May 2019

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