Students make exhibition of themselves

One of the nominated photographs

Students make exhibition of themselves

Five Forth Valley College students will have photographs take pride of place in a photography exhibition after winning a joint competition.

Six of the 10 final pictures were taken by FVC students – with one student having two photographs chosen - and the winning images on the theme of ‘When Saturday Comes’ will be exhibited in the Art Collection at the Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling and then move to Sterling Mills Outlet Shopping Centre, Tillicoultry.

Jade Scott (23) from Fishcross, Cameron Carstairs (20) from Comrie, John Cusick (46) from Dundee but who now lives in Falkirk and Lindsay Forsyth (20) from Dunfermline – all HND Photography students – and Justine Bainbridge (46) from Doune and studies HND Art and Design at the College, were all successful with the snaps they sent in to the Stirling University and Forth Valley College Annual Photography Competition 2016.

Jade, who took a photo of Dumyat, said:

“I love looking at the Ochils, it is what convinced me to move to Fishcross. I took a picture of Dumyat covered in snow, but the view you get can change very quickly. Winning recognition like this is amazing and a real confidence booster and it is great to have my image picked for the exhibition.”

Lindsay, who took a photograph of her younger cousin going down a slide in a playground at King’s park Stirling, said:

“The theme was what you do ‘When Saturday Comes’ and I thought I would take a different perspective – that of my 11 year-old cousin. I am well chuffed to have won and get recognition for something that I love doing.”

Justine, who captured nacreous clouds at the David Stirling (SAS) memorial, said:

“It's a very rare event for skywatchers in Scotland! These are only visible when all the conditions are right and I knew it had potential to be short-lived. Still in my pyjamas, I jumped in the car and headed for my favourite spot on the Hill O' Row. In 30-odd years of taking photos I've never entered a competition before. My photographer dad gave me the skills and tools but my lecturer Brian Smith gave me the self-belief I was lacking. He is a true inspiration!"

Creative Industries photography lecturer Brian Smith, said:

“It’s been another great year for Forth Valley College students in this collaborative competition with Stirling University. It’s hugely rewarding to see the talents of our photographers being acknowledged by the professionals who selected their images from all of those submitted. Well done all!”

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