With your support, my dream to be a photographer is a step nearer
A keen photographer who wants to pursue it as a career in the future, with his ultimate goal of becoming a cinematographer for the National Geographic, was awarded £1,000 to help with the cost of undertaking an A-Level in Photography, as well as contributing to the costs associated with his other A- levels such as purchasing textbooks and participating in relevant activities and trips.
“This grant has allowed me to purchase the basic equipment I need to be able to study my chosen courses of photography and media. I use the monitor for editing my images, the photo paper for producing prints in the darkroom and the camera bag and cleaning kit have been essential in protecting and maintaining my camera.
I regularly refer to the photography books to expand my knowledge. With this equipment I have already completed a documentary photography assignment and a dark room project assignment, I am currently working on my third assignment using film. In my first term I have been able to produce pictures which have received an extremely positive response from my tutor.
I look forward to continuing to use my camera and learning more about photography. I am currently working on a music video for my media studies and having a DSLR camera is going to allow me to create a better-quality video.
Although it is still early in the term, the equipment I have purchased with the grant has helped tremendously with my progress. I fully appreciate that having quality equipment gives me an advantage over my peers who have not been able to afford these items. I intend to make the most of this advantage as I progress through the course. Quite simply, without the equipment this grant has allowed me to purchase, I would not be able to produce quality photographs.”