Plymouth College of Art photography students

Plymouth art students open pop-up photography studio in the city centre

Plymouth College of Art photography students
Plymouth College of Art photography students prepare for city centre studio

Photography students from Plymouth College of Art are inviting members of the public to come in for a free photo shoot at their pop-up photography studio in the college’s city centre shop, One Zero Nine on Cornwall Street.

The BTEC Photography students are currently in the second year of their course and this venture is part of an enterprise project, where they are tasked with setting up and running a business with real clients.

Their clients for this project will be passing shoppers who are being invited to come inside the studio and have photographic portraits taken. It only takes a few minutes for the students to capture some treasured shots and the photos are then copied onto a disk free of charge. Prints are available to order at £5 each, to cover costs.

The students have been handing out leaflets in the city centre and already they have taken photos of people of all ages. Emily Rogers, one of the students involved, she said: “People have been really impressed with the photographs we have taken; we even have a booking for next week as somebody wants to come back and bring in their newly groomed dog.

“This is such a great opportunity to get some real work experience and it will look great on my CV. We have been really busy so far and we’re here alone, running this and marketing it ourselves, so it’s a real challenge for us but it’s really exciting.”

The studio is at One Zero Nine, 109 Cornwall Street in Plymouth city centre, close to the Market. Anyone can pop in and get their photographs taken from Monday, February 27 to Thursday, March 1, 9am to 4.30pm or from 9am to 1pm on Friday, March 2