For any pupil studying Photography at GCSE or A-level, our co-curricular programme – Photography Focus – offers outstanding opportunities to extend their practice and understanding of the art. Many pupils use this as a time to further develop their creative ideas and support their photography portfolios in a friendly relaxed environment. Work from one of last year’s students – Asher Smith Robinson – is being used as the banner image on this page.

Professional studio.

Pupils have access to digital cameras and the use of the purpose-built photography studio. Advanced skills can be mastered by using a fully-functional photography studio with various backgrounds. Pupils also have the opportunity to master studio lighting in order to create dramatic and creative images.

Image editing.

Pupils can manipulate and edit their work on the Apple Mac computers. A full suite of software is provided including Photoshop and other image editing software. This allows pupils to get very creative with their ideas and concepts. Specialist staff are available to support and guide pupils while they create their photographic art.

Showcasing our work.

Pupils’ work is displayed in personal portfolios as well as various photography exhibitions that are put on at different times of the year. In recent years Epsom College has enjoyed particular success at national level in the Rotary Young Photographers Competition.

Award-winners

Old Epsomian, James Lipman (Fayrer 1997-2002), reached the final of the Hasselblad Masters Awards for photography in 2018.

The Hasselblad Masters is an annual award that recognises a select group of the world’s leading photographers.

Among the most prestigious awards in the industry, the Hasselblad Masters honours the best in both established and rising photographic talent. Past winners have included notable talents such as Anton Corbijn and Isabel Munoz.

James won the Arkwright Scholarship for Design and Innovation, and showed creative promise throughout his time at the College, he was a holder of an art award and recognised for his contribution to Design and Technology. After Epsom James went to Sheffield College to study Photo Journalism.