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BTEC students challenged by leading photographic magazine

imagemaker-groupGRAPHIC Design and Photography students have been challenged to create pages for a photographic magazine that is read around the world.

Professional Imagemaker has challenged Priestley College students to design pages and produce photographs befitting of the publication, which is the UK’s largest member-magazine for professional and semi-professional photographers.

Editor Mike McNamee has asked the creative minds to design pages about the essential aspects of image editing. If they meet the magazine’s standards they could be published and seen by 5,000 readers in 70 countries.

“If the standard is of sufficient quality we intend to use the designs or parts of the designs in upcoming issues of the magazine,” said Mike.

“Hopefully they will seize this opportunity and enjoy working to our brief. It is a chance to see their work published and to be credited as ‘guest designers’ and photographers.”

The glossy magazine has regular contributors from America, Canada, Australia and Europe.

Its brief to the BTEC Extended Diploma Graphic Design and Photography students includes page size, method of delivery as well as strict deadlines.

Students have also been asked to produce logo designs for the feature and incorporate this into their layouts. They will have to work together to decide on the logo so that it is consistent throughout the pages.

“I’m sure we can produce some fresh ideas the magazine will be impressed with,” said student Matthew Healey.

“This is a great opportunity for us to see our work in print so everyone is feeling inspired to get on with the work.”