The Long Road Photography department is one of the largest A level Photography departments in the country and has recently added a state-of the-art photographic studio. What’s more, students have been benefiting from an on-going collaboration with Fuji UK. Earlier this year Fuji lent our students cameras in the X compact SLR range to try out and review for the youth market. Our students were very positive about the cameras, and a second trial was arranged.
Fuji has now donated 40 cameras from their latest range to the department, and to mark the occasion, they invited Fuji trainer and fashion photographer Nadine Ijewere to run a workshop on how to make maximum use of the cameras’ special features.
Martin Salmon, Photography teacher, says: “This is an amazing opportunity for the Photography department to benefit from involvement with an international company. Our students now have access to up-to-the-minute digital cameras to help them develop their expertise.”
Neale Salisbury, National Account Manager, Electronic Imaging, Fujifilm UK Limited, says: “The team at Fujifilm are really excited to be collaborating with the Photography department at Long Road Sixth Form College. We are confident our cameras will inspire the students to create some great images and bring them back in touch with classic photography, using cameras that are reminiscent of the film days whilst still providing all the technological convenience of the Digital era.”
Martin concludes: “The collaboration will go further: Fuji have expressed an interest in hosting photographic competitions and sponsoring an end of year photographic yearbook. They have also offered to run workshops in fashion, landscape and documentary photography using Fuji-sponsored photographers. These are very exciting times for our department.”
Photo: students with Fuji cameras in the new studio