LPA Student Challenges / Challenge One / Deadline Midnight Today!

The LPA Student Challenges, Challenge One are open for entries until midnight today, so be creative and get your work noticed in the industry! Don't miss this chance to get invaluable real world photoshoot experience. Previous winner of this Challenge Matthew Town won the opportunity to hang out with advertising photographer Julian Calverley on a location shoot for Celgene through Seven Stones. After spending a day at a casting at London's Holborn Studios he saw the action unfold on the shoot at an allotment in Surrey, where poisonous snakes temporarily interrupted play!

Matthew won Challenge One in 2011/12 with the below image in response to the theme of 'Challenge', which won over the judges with its striking simplicity and fulfillment of the brief.


© Matthew Town

Here is what Matthew had to say about his experience on set with renowned LPA photographer Julian Calverley:

‘The experience days gave me a real opportunity to see what happens behind the scenes of a shoot! I didn’t realise really how much work goes into the organisation of it all. The taking of the pictures is really just a small part of the whole process.

‘What the experience also made me realise is that there is a lot I need to learn about the industry, and for that reason I started working full time at a photography studio in London where I can gain first hand experience of large commercial shoots. I don’t think I would have taken this step if it wasn’t for the LPA Student Challenges.

You can read the full blogpost about Matthew's experience day on the LPA blog here. A day in the real world on photoshoot was crucial in giving Matthew insight into how to move forward following his degree and understand more about how the industry works.

You could be next, enter before midnight today for your chance! All details are below...