Ravensbourne

Peter Marshall

Course: BA (Hons) Digital Photography

Year of Graduation: 2015

In the fast-paced world of photography, having tutors with excellent experience and industry links appealed to me. I believed I could learn from their experience and this contributed to my decision to study at Ravensbourne. The industry knowledge and support from the teaching staff on my course was invaluable; that coupled with the structure [of the course] and the opportunities I was presented with gave me the confidence to develop my passion and enthusiasm for photography and turn it into an exciting and rewarding career.

Ravensbourne didn’t just provide me with my degree. I also gained a variety of experience and a wide range of contacts, essential when establishing a career in my desired field of study. The ability to network with industry was one of the best things about studying here – it gave me the confidence to push myself to achieve my goals.

Although I worked hard, the social life in Ravensbourne was very active. I became head of the Ski and Snowboard society, which was an amazing experience and a chance to meet other students and organise annual trips abroad. I gained so many transferrable skills for the future and friends for life.

I was offered my first full-time industry job before even leaving Ravensbourne – a fantastic feeling! My tutors recommended I take an extra course, the Phase One Certified Professional (POCP) and now I work for Phase One in Denmark; they’re the industry leaders in medium format digital photography and raw conversion. I’m the main POCP instructor outside the US, having the opportunity to teach some of the industry’s best photographers and digital technicians throughout the world.

Prospective students should work hard! Not only in class but out in the industry, especially in London. Take every opportunity you can to work as much outside your classroom – this networking will all pay off afterwards. Don’t forget, a beer with industry contacts can also be counted as work!

 

Amazing things happen here




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