Tiana Potts from Prescott College has been announced as the Semester 1 Most Promising Young Photographer in 2018. To celebrate we have asked her six questions about her work at the CCP.
Each semester we award one high-achieving VET student who has completed our Creative Camera A and Creative Camera B courses at the Centre For Creative Photography. These courses are specifically designed for any high school student wishing to complete photography as part of completing SACE. They run every Friday from 9am -12pm. This award is given to a student with solid attendance, a good work ethic and originality.
Runner up students were Jarrod Swadling (Seaton High School) and Harrison Oke (Concordia College)
How do you feel about winning the VET Award?
I am extremely happy to have won this award. This award is reassuring that I have made improvement and further developed my photographic skills throughout the semester.
How do you think this award might benefit you?
I feel as if this award will continue to encourage me in the future to work hard and pursue my photography career.
What would you like to do with your photography now and in the future?
For now, I will continue to expand my photographic knowledge and skills and continue to explore different sorts of photography. While continuing to look for opportunities which will expand my photography portfolio. In the future, I plan to start my own photography business and I would love to teach photography too.
What sort of photography do you most enjoy?
I find it really hard to say I enjoy one sort of photography more than the other. Because I like exploring all sorts of photography to extend my photographic knowledge and skills. However, I really enjoyed tableau photography which was explored during the semester, the reason for this was because I was able to use figures, which I saw everyday and use it to be creative and turn the figures into a realistic situation which I could photograph. I also enjoy taking landscape photographs.
How have you found the courses at the CCP so far - how have they helped you technically and creatively?
The courses at CCP have greatly improved my technical skills in operating the camera and expanded my knowledge of the different types of photography along with exploration of different photographers. I have also been able to expand my skills to use Lightroom for editing of photographs.
Anything else you would like to say about the course, the CCP, your lecturers, studying VET?
The feedback provided from Gee throughout the semester was extremely helpful and insightful which helped me improve my photography skills. Along with feedback provided from Gee all of the CCP staff were always willing to provide feedback for my photographs. While I found the classes pushed me to think creatively and step out of my comfort zone to photograph things I wouldn’t normally photograph.
Thank you Tiana! What a fabulous Semester you have had! Well done to our runner up photographers Harrison and Jarrod as well!