As part of my ongoing relationship with the University of Northampton Ive been invited back to give a talk to the 2nd year students each year, we have a chat about the work I completed in India, the stumbling blocks moving into the working world and any tips I can pass on for their new journey.
This year I was also invited to give two guest lectures on advanced studio techniques, for students looking at attending the University after college. It was after one of these lectures while having a chat with my old tutors that we noticed that some of the images framed throughout the department were from my graduating year, and a refresh would be nice.
With the kind support of Snapper Stuff we came up with a challenge for the students to submit a piece of work to showcase their developing technique and style, the work would be printed and framed for the walls.
Martyn Hearson was selected as the winner for his work on images purposefully "out of focus", Martyn is experimenting in this area for an arts section of the course.
The prize of a Think tank Pixel Pocket rocket from Snapper Stuff.
The memory card wallet was a limited edition Union flag designed ThinkTank Pixel Pocket Rocket, a product I use myself and find very useful for storing fresh and used CF cards on a shoot, knowing they are secure and attached to me for transport, as well as backed up on the shoot laptop gives extra security to the most important part of a shoot.... the image files.
Along with the memory card wallet another small item I couldn't live without would be the Field Noted brand noteW book, these are also limited run products, well made and eco friendly. Just the right size to carry round and plan shoots with, keep records of settings on set and with new designs each set they are easy to find when you want to go back to an old note.
With thanks again to Snapper stuff for the prize, have a look on their site for all your photographic equipment needs: HERE