Photography Live Brief

Steve Carse advises Photography studentsPhotography students at The Sixth Form College, Solihull are learning what it is like to work as a freelance photographer after getting a commission from a real client this term.

Professional commercial photographer, Steve Carse, visited the College last week to work with first year A level Photography students on a live brief for Fleur de Lis florist in Solihull and the students have four weeks to complete the project.

Students are being asked to produce an ‘Instagram 9’. This is a set of nine images that will be posted simultaneously on the client’s Instagram page to create nine squares in a grid. The client would like these images to be cohesive as a series and will need motifs that run through all of the images, perhaps through the use of colour, the use of the same flowers or plants or the use of a similar ‘style’.

As well as having their photography featured on social media, a selection of photographs will also feature on a square window pane on the shop’s frontage. These images will also be printed and exhibited in College.

Curriculum Leader Zoe Maksymiw commented:

“We are so grateful to Steve for giving us his time to come into College and meet with our Photography students. He helped last year’s Photography students with a similar project for another client and again he had invaluable advice for the students. They have never faced a project like this before and knowing that they have a real client they are working for will be a huge motivation for them. We can’t wait to see what exciting ideas they come up with to promote Fleur de Lis florists.”

As well as Photography, the College offers A levels in Fine Art and Graphics and a BTEC Extended Diploma in Art & Design.

31 January 2019