Lauren Barnard

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When you started the programme what genre of photography were you interested in and has this shifted over the course of the year?
When I started the course, I was only interested in fine art photography. The course has taught me to embrace and appreciate different genres of photography. 


Analogue (film) or Digital photography and why?
Analogue, the process is slower, I take more time to plan each shot, and the result is more rewarding. 

What subject matter do you find yourself drawn to?
Architecture, light, colour and odd compositions.

Pick three words/phrases that describe your approach to the medium?
Spontaneous, open-minded 

Why did you choose to study photography?
I want to pursue a career in photography and wanted to acquire the skill set needed to be successful 

What has been the most noteworthy shoot/project you have done this year? (Perhaps provide a few examples of the shoot)
The fashion project, although I’m not interested in portraiture and editorial fashion photography, this assignment has taught me how to plan a shoot and collaborate with other people properly. 

Who is your biggest photographic influence at the moment and how?/why?
Philip Lorca Dicorcia, his photographs are beautiful, and his use of colour and space is extraordinary. 

What has been your biggest misconception about photography as a practice?
I didn’t expect how time-consuming the preparations and organization for a shoot will be. 

What is the most valuable thing you have learnt on the course?
How to properly use my camera and adapt in any environment (overcast / artificial light etc.) I also learned how to manage my time. 

What advice would you give to anyone seriously considering applying for the course?
Be open to new ideas and methods, ask a lot of question, make the most of every assignment and do proper research before attempting to do a photoshoot. 

How has photography shifted the way that you navigate the world?
My knowledge broadened because of the amount of research I did. Also, my perspective changed on a lot of different topics. I can easily spot a photo opportunity, and everything has the potential to make a great photo. 


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