STUDENT VOICE Student Voice SPRING SUMMER 2017 - Page 38

COLLEGE STUDENT SNAPS UP CHANCE TO WORK WITH PHOTOGRAPHER designed by Kyle Lotter A photography student has been gaining crucial experience with a popular Ayrshire snapper. At this event Sherylann approached the official photographer to ask for advice on how to improve as a photographer. Sherylann Thompson, 18 from Ayr, was named Student of the Year for her NC Photography course at our Excellence Awards in 2016 - a ceremony that celebrates the achievements of students. Professional photographer, Derek McCabe, took an instant liking to Sherylann’s willingness to learn, and now the pair are working together in what they call an ‘unofficial apprenticeship’, where Sherylann can gain experience of working with real clients while working towards her HNC qualification in Photography. Sherylann said “Derek has been very helpful and understands everything. " Working with Derek has been really beneficial. I’m talking to more and more people and it’s getting easier each time, " 38 “I’m quite a shy person, so being able to interact with different people and set up my own photographs has allowed me to come out of my shell a little bit. Talking to people is an important part of photography. If you can’t speak to people it makes your job a lot harder. “Working with Derek has been really beneficial. I’m talking to more and more people and it’s getting easier each time. I wouldn’t have got this experience without Derek’s help.” THE STUDENT VOICE SPRING/SUMMER 2017