Liverpool Student Trip
What was the purpose of the trip?
The aim of the 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 all meet at 10.30am at the Walker Gallery and viewed the exhibitions there; which included a fantastic collection of Greek statues, which made for some brilliant photographs. We then made our way through the City Centre towards the Open Eye Gallery and nearby Albert Docks to see the Tate Gallery
It was a chilly, grey day with some drizzle in the air but it provided some opportunities to take pictures of reflections in the puddles and shop windows and also of the sky which had many grey and white clouds in which made for an interesting backdrop. This all provided a great opportunity for the students to take photographs of the surrounding areas of the City Centre, including the contrast of old and modern buildings, people and back streets. This enabled them to display great examples of perspective and working on their composition as well as close up pictures of small details around them including shop signs and little details.
These pictures would go towards their Urban brief that they were working on. We also walked down the famous Mathews Street which is famous for the Cavern club and it has a statue of John Lennon and loads of different flashing lights and interesting things to see and photograph relating to historic pop culture.
Once we had visited the Tate Gallery and Open Eye Gallery it was 4pm and we decided to call it a day and make our way home. A thoroughly enjoyable creative day had by all!
A bit about the Camera / Photography
The camera I used was my Nikon D610 and I work on manual settings. I use my zoom lens 70-200ml and my 50 mil lens this gives me a range of focal lengths to capture different effects of scenes near and far and can portray different moods. It’s also best to display depth of field and composition. The students used a variety of cameras, some used film cameras rather than digital which relates to a unit they are doing at the moment