Photography Student of the Month February 2015 – Polly Mould

Hello Photoion students and photography fans. We’ve got another instalment of the Student of the Month series for you today.

Student of the Month is our opportunity to highlight a student who we feel has particularly excelled, and show their work off to all our fans. The winner also received a £50 voucher for any of our courses.

This month’s winner is Polly Mould. We sat down with them to learn about their story.

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I first showed an interest in photography back in 2009, when I decided to take up a twilight session for my GCSE’s; this was where I would study photography and create pictures in sessions after school. As I was already an art student, and I found that photography was something I really enjoyed. This then led me on to study photography at A-Level, where I was on a fine art photography course. After completing my A-Levels, I chose to study photography at a degree level.

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Studying photography within education gave me an open mind, and I was happy to shoot anything and everything. Last year I created a series of organic vegetable images for a second year exhibition under the name of Novus 14, which was part of one of my modules.

I found that I was enjoying styling the vegetables and their surroundings, and felt that this was something which I wanted to pursue, not just for the year ahead but as a career also.

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This is when I found Photoion Photography School. I was searching for workshops in food photography to attend in the summer of 2014, to widen my skill range, and I came across their website and felt that this course was right for me.
I learnt about lighting food for an image, how certain props can enhance the food within a shot, as well as some tricks that can enrich food within the image.
I have taken what I learnt in the workshop and applied it to my work this year.

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After completing my degree and graduating in the summer of this year, I would like to make my way into the industry of food styling and food photography, as I feel that this is something I have a real passion for.
So for now my plan is to continue what I do, improve what needs to be improved, and keep shooting.