BA (Hons) Digital Photography student Max Jowitt, 19, was selected from over 250 entrants as thewinner of the Canon ‘Best Shot’ competition. Students were challenged to photograph, edit, caption and file a five-image portfolio within 45 minutes of covering the recent 2013 London Fashion Weekend shows. Matt's winning shot (see below) triumphed over 1300 submitted images.
What did you study before coming here and where did you study?
I studied A levels in Photography, Geography and Product Design at St. Gregory's School, Tunbridge Wells before life at Ravensbourne.
How did you hear about Ravensbourne?
My sister told me what a great institution it is.
Why did you choose to do this course at Ravensbourne?
Because it is very up-to-date and industry focused, studying at Ravensbourne has enabled me to make good industry contacts
What do you like most about Ravensbourne?
The facilities are fantastic and we are assigned real world industry standard briefs
How do you like the teachers, resources, support, facilities?
The teachers are brilliant and they have provided me with some great opportunities. they not only teach us the technical skills we'll need but also all the other soft skills required to succeed in the industry.
What opportunities have you had here that you don't think you'd of got in other places?
I got to go shoot at London Fashion Weekend.
What are your proudest moments here?
Winning the Canon ‘Best Shot’ competition!
What work placement are you hoping to get?
I have a contact at the Guardian newspaper so hopefully I'll get a place with the photography team there.
How do you think this course will help you in the future?
The course will help me to get a very good idea as to what it is actually like to work in (the very competitive) photography business.