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Making Contacts

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The Photography department were thrilled to welcome Ben Bradish-Ellames, a professional photographer who specialises in studio portraits using film cameras.

He ran an advanced printing skills workshop for our second year students, starting the afternoon by encouraging everyone to focus on their contact sheets which they had produced from films taken in our studio. He explained “The contact sheet holds significant importance in showing the act of decision making”.

The students were enthusiastic about the things they were learning and keen to practice them to enhance their coursework portfolios, Jenny was inspired; “I really liked seeing how someone made the contact sheet into art”.

The prints the students made were stunning and they will be entering their best portraits into the Ilford photo competition.