Photography students put the area in focus

this is Redcar & Clevelandthe council magazine for the local community  – Issue 52 | Summer 2023 

SOME of Redcar and Cleveland’s most picturesque scenes have been captured by A Level photography students from Prior Pursglove College, Guisborough, in a competition to showcase what the borough has to offer.

Students from the first year A Level photography course took part in the competition recently with the final judging being made by multi-award winning photographer Stuart Boulton

First prize was awarded to Ella Ward for her picture of fishing boats stranded at low tide at Paddy’s Hole, South Gare, Redcar. The judges commented that it was a well-executed photograph with excellent composition and great use of the late afternoon light.

Ella, 17, from Guisborough, said she liked photography because it allows her to see the world from a different perspective. She said: “I was really shocked to hear that I was the winner of the competition.

“Paddy’s Hole is a place I have passed many times while walking my dog and I love to take pictures down there. This is why I chose the location for the competition.”

Second place went to Emily Farrell from Redcar for her black and white image of Saltburn viaduct. The judges commented on how well composed it was and how she used black and white to dramatic effect.

Third place went to Zack Rowland, from Redcar, for being in the right place at the right time when he snapped a seal pup having a rest on the steps on Redcar seafront.

The top three entrants win a three-hour masterclass with Stuart, which will provide them with the perfect opportunity to develop their photography skills further and capture what the area has to offer.

More than 90 images were received during the competition.

Prior Pursglove photo competition winners. Photograph: Stuart Boulton.

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