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16th Aug, 2022

Creative college students help give Stratford businesses a boost

PHOTOGRAPHY students from Stratford College have teamed up with businesses to create promotional images across their digital platforms.

Students have partnered with five local business to conceptualise, shoot and edit a series of photographs that will be used to promote each stores’ brand and products as part of their practical studies.

The businesses include Cosy Chic Pet Boutique, Lush, White Light Gallery, Magic Alley and Everyman Cinema.

Zoe, trainee manager at Lush, said: “Lush as a store is invested in building a community and to share local voices. We are happy to support students however we can; allowing them to use us as a platform.”

Students began by conducting meetings with each business to find out about them and explore what type of images they could consider creating.

Student Daisy Perry commented: “It is more pressure working with clients. In college classes there are parameters and work is set, whereas with clients there is potential for anything! There are different expectations and it’s really exciting to see the clients reaction to your ideas.”

Each group organised and ran photography shoots, some studio based and some on location – testing their organisational and operational skills.

For the White Light Gallery team, a night shoot was organised to utilise the neon light features artist Louis Sidoli uses.

And the Cosy Chic Pet Boutique group included working with animals!

Student Chloe Edwards said: “This project is just something really different and it appeals to all of us on the team as we all have dogs at home. But a dog can be unpredictable, so it is a very unique client to work with!”

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