Mar 30

Fashion Photography Trip

​At the end of March, 30 Photography students and staff headed to Bristol for our annual three day Fashion and Documentary Photography residential. The trip takes the format of a series of Fashion and Documentary Photography workshops with professional photographers and professional models. This provides the students with an amazing opportunity to learn from working photographers and then apply their newfound skills to shooting professional models. Photographer Nick Treviss ran our documentary workshop, which encouraged our student photographers to step outside their comfort zone and use the surrounding streets and Harbourside to create images with a narrative content.

The next day we divided our students into two shooting groups; Urban Fashion and High-End Fashion. The groups swapped at lunch time, enabling all students to shoot the two photographic styles and work with both photographers and all the models. The High End Fashion group spent the morning working with Vogue photographer, Katie Burdon. They based themselves in the futuristic surroundings of Millennium Square and the grandeur of the Lloyds Amphitheatre. Katie’s focus was: ‘How to direct your models and get them looking their best.’ The Street Fashion group worked with Urban Outfitters’ Photographer, Nick Treviss. This group used the towering cranes and dilapidated train carriages around Bristol’s old Industrial Museum as their grungy backdrop. Nick’s focus for the workshop was professional lighting in an urban environment, using only one camera flash. The photographers, staff and the models were incredibly impressed by the professional attitude of the students and their stunning, editorial-standard images. This thrilled the students and boosted their confidence. The trip was a great success as the students got to work with professional photographers and professional models, under industry-standard conditions.