Liverpool Student Photography Trip

What Was The Aim of The Trip?

The aim of the photography trip was for the HND / HNC Wirral Met College students to see some local exhibitions and get creative and capture some street photography around some parts of the City Centre.

The location and the areas we visited

We were due to meet at 10.30am at the Open Eye Gallery but as I arrived a bit early I decided to take some photos around the nearby Albert docks of the reflections of the buildings in the water, the boats and of the magic roundabout with its vibrant colours.

Open Eye Gallery
Once 10.30am came around we all met up and viewed the exhibition at the Open Eye, which was brilliant and really inspiring, titled, ‘North: Identity, Photography, Fashion’. Its well worth a visit, which explores the way the North of England is depicted, constructed and celebrated in select photographs, artworks and fashion collections. The show brings together collective visions of the North, unpicking themes that regularly appear in design and media.

Featured objects include documentary work dating back over eighty years and fashion media from the last thirty years. The ways in which the realities captured in the early projects have become rehashed and recreated year on year, season on season, is considered.

The Docks & The Tate Gallery
We then took the short stroll to the Docks to attend the Tate Gallery We took photos en route of the famous Beatles statues nearby and of the surrounding liver bird’s buildings. The Tate was exhibiting, amongst others, work from Yves-Klien.

After lunch we all met at the Baltic triangle area. This was around a 10 minute walk away. This area is very up and coming and bohemian, full of arty cafes and small art galleries and a skateboard park, which was brilliant for pictures.

We all got involved in taking pictures of the graffiti, the colours and the old spray cans gathered on the floor. The rain then started coming down so we made our way to the nearby Cathedral and its unique grounds for some much needed warmth and amazing photo opportunities.

It was fast approaching evening time by now so we decided to call it a day and make our way home. A thoroughly enjoyable photographic and creative day!

Cameras & Equipment

The camera I used was my trusted Nikon D610 and as a professional photographer I work using manual settings mode. I use my zoom lens 70-200 ml and my 50 mil lens; this gives me a range of focal lengths to capture different effects of scenes near and far and it can also portray different moods. The students used a variety of cameras; some used film cameras rather than digital which related to a specific unit they are studying at the moment.

Results

I have posted the best of the pictures I took on my Blogspot.