Student Trip Is Tip Top

Mon, 23/04/2001 - 01:00

Student Vicki Miller snaps Luke Collins at the summit of Roseberry Topping 


A group of local media students recently got to visit Roseberry Topping, near Great Ayton, and Saltburn-by-the-Sea as part of their course.

The seven students, who are studying at East Durham College in Peterlee, on a Creative Media Production Diploma, went on the day trip as part of a photography unit on their course.

Mark Johnson, their Media Studies Lecturer, explained: “The students were involved in planning the trip and decided they wanted to capture images of Roseberry Topping at sunrise. So it was a 6am start to catch the light!”

“The visit gave the students a chance to think about the light source and their Sony DSLR camera settings. They had only limited time to ensure they used the camera correctly to capture the images they wanted.

“It was a great opportunity for them to photograph real physical environments, rather than just studying in the confines of the classroom.

“The whole project was designed to give the students the opportunity to plan and work like a professional photographer would do; researching locations, considering the light source and then visiting the locations to take landscape images.”

Student Evan Blackford, aged 20, from Seaham, added: “The trip was very insightful and gave us the opportunity to use the cameras on a location shoot and put into practise what we have been covering in class.

“It was great to get out of the classroom into a real environment. I found it very enjoyable.”

The images will form part of their course portfolio for assessment later this year. The students have also visited Durham City and Newcastle as part of their photography unit.