• Wrexham Student Wins Northern Eye Festival Photography Competition

Abbie Trevor, Yale Sixth Form, Coleg Cambria A level Art and Design/Photography student is celebrating after winning the Northern Eye Festival Photography Competition.

Abbie submitted a series of 5 photos along with a paragraph explaining why she felt she should win the competition. Judges crowned her the winner and she enjoyed a workshop with Mark McNulty, festival and events photographer at Gorjys Secrets Music Festival, Colwyn Bay.

The 5 photos Abbie submitted for her competition entry were a variation of photos taken within a selection of environments to show her different skills, techniques and styles of photography. These included a photo in the photography studio at Cambria, a mother and daughter photo shoot, The Alps in Italy, a local pond and an extreme close up of an autumn leaf.

Abbie said: “I was so thrilled when I found out I won the competition, it was a massive surprise!

“To be able to work with Mark McNulty at the Gorjys Festival was amazing and such a fantastic experience! He taught me so much and helped me further my photography skills. I was quite shy at first and a bit on edge which really isn’t like me as I’m such an outgoing person, but as the day went on he helped me become more confident and to just get out there!

“To be able to work with such a talented man was a privilege, especially because he has worked with the like of Kanye West, Creamfields, V Festival, Rebecca Ferguson, Cheryl Cole, Diana Ross and many more famous people!

“This experience has allowed me to build my confidence even more. I couldn’t be happier that my family pushed me to do this because now I know I want to go into the photography industry and become self employed.”

Coleg Cambria 2D Digital Design Lecturer, Ian Lee said: “Abbie is a positive hardworking student and it is great to see her excellent approach to her college studies leading to external professional success.

“Over her time at the college she has worked well with all staff to develop her skills including both with myself and her Photography Tutor, Ben Pickles. I am very pleased to see this very well deserved recognition of her skills and am sure she will continue to go from strength to strength in future endeavours.”

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