Life through Nina’s lens

photo nina pang tutor sarah astin webA FORMER Priestley College student has provided the current cohort with a snapshot of her life as an international photographer.

Nina Pang’s work has been published in Italian Vogue and she has worked all around the world on different shoots.

However, she found time to meet the current crop of aspiring photographers during a recent visit to Priestley where she studied between 2007 and 2009.

Tutor Sarah Astin said the students – many of whom are planning to specialise in photography after Priestley – found Nina’s talk inspiring.

“A number of learners want to progress into photography specialisms after their time at Priestley and they found Nina’s advice and her exciting work a real inspiration,” said Sarah.

Nina takes inspiration from nature, laughter, changes in season, love, and sadness.

“I believe everyone has a different story and I like to capture those stories through photos,” she says on her website.

Nina completed a BA Hons in Graphic Design at Salford University, but now works as a freelance photographer focussing on wedding photography, conceptual and portraiture shoots.

She has travelled far with her work including Prague, Hong Kong, Switzerland and Amsterdam.

nina pang 3 webHer training has included time with international photographer Rosie Hardy where she developed skills in candid photography and conceptual imagery.

As well as having work published in Vogue IT, Nina has documented fashion collections for student degree shows at London College of Fashion and Manchester Metropolitan University.

During her talk at Priestley College, the Manchester-based photographer talked about her experiences at university and in the creative industry with BTEC Art and Design learners.

She spoke about the importance of a strong website for photographers looking for work.

“Promotion through a website is very important and you must be selective with choices, show the good stuff,” she said.

You can view Nina’s work here

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