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Post-Roadshow Report Card - UCLAN

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UCLAN, taken as always by Duncan, who can now add Valet parking to his long list of job titles.

Apologies for taking almost 48 hours to post this, but it took quite a while to get back from Preston, the M6 wasn't kind to me, nor was the bottom end of the A40, and since I had to be up bright and early to go to TVU yesterday, this is the first chance I've got. So here's what we thought:
  • Student Turnout - 8/10. Lots of folk, and a record breaking number for the brief in the afternoon.
  • Number of questions asked - 4/10. Hardly any again, I really must be telling everyone all they need to know.
  • Quality of tea and cakes - 6/10. Nice enough, but there seemed to be no time to enjoy it, due to:
  • Parking facilities at UCLAN/Preston in general - 0/10. Moving the cars twice in a day, then having to go off and find them is a little annoying. Particularly when the cars are full of enough stuff to fill 100 goodie bags, camera demo gear, my camera gear, pop-up stands and so on. This gear is heavy, and takes a while to shift. It's also why Duncan ended up doing some valet parking!
  • Ability to handle the assignment - 6/10. Some good stuff, often let down by the usual technical bits. I'd strongly suggest you all go and read up about licensing and usage however - I nearly lost my rag with the sheer number of people who filled in the invoice wrong.
  • Number of Students from my year at college who lecture at UCLAN - 1/1. Sadly Irene wasn't there on Tuesday, as she was in hospital having her knee mended.
Thanks go to Simon Leach, who took time out from his work as a photographer, and his role as President of the AoP to help with critiquing the assignment shots. Above all though, I was very impressed with how many people attempted the assignment, it's very encouraging indeed, as we know from long experience that it's not always the case.....

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Richmond Photography said...
November 21, 2009 at 1:37 PM  

Hi Tom

Thanks for coming to see us on Tuesday. Im sure many of us went away with some valuable information.

I was a little anxious at going into the real world to get the business portraits but enjoyed it all the same.

If you need any assistance around these parts or know someone who might, I would gladly offer my services to gain some experience.

Thanks again

Gavin Richmond

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Photosmudger said...
November 23, 2009 at 11:38 AM  

Cheers Gavin, well done to all of you for having a go at the assignment, I realise it's a bit intimidating and challenging - that's the whole idea.

If you're after assisting work or work experience in the North West you'd do well to ask Simon, as he's based in Manchester.

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