You’re fresh from your photography studies with your new qualification, now what? Kickstarting your career as a professional photographer can be a daunting task, but using a professional print lab from the outset for high quality prints can be a great way to gain and maintain clients.
Loxley Colour always looks forward to sponsoring New College Lanarkshire’s end of year exhibition for photography students. We get to see the next generation of thriving talent along with their fantastic energy and creativity.
Why use Loxley Colour?
Loxley Colour are one of the UK’s leading professional print labs, producing high-quality prints, albums and more to the professional photographer market. With over 30 years experience, Loxley Colour has mastered creating new and innovative products for photographers over the decades. With leading production times, impeccable quality and a fantastic dedicated customer service team, we’ll provide you with all the assistance we can to make sure your business thrives.
We don’t just provide professional quality products for your clients, we also offer marketing materials to help you boost your business. Get your business cards, postcards and more from Loxley Colour and start promoting your skills. Throughout the year, we play host to a range of photography and business classes right here in our showroom. Discover what’s on the Loxley Colour calendar by checking out our events page or sign up to our newsletter so you never miss an event.
What’s in store for the next generation
Curriculum and quality leader for photography at New College Lanarkshire in Motherwell, Lewis Napier, has been a photographer for over 30 years. Every year he continues to be impressed with the new talent coming through the college. The students from this year have already collected a number of awards:
“We have a great team of students from Access to HND level. The HN level picked up 62 awards from a total of 64 at the Master Photographers Association, including Student Photographer of the Year. We have literally just sent the images to the BIPP Awards for 2019, so we are hopeful we may pick up a few more awards.”
Part of becoming a professional photographer is learning to appreciate the power of print. Lewis believes printed images still remain the best way to present images, but acknowledges digital files are crucial for student photographers:
“I believe you can tell more about a photographer, professional or student, by looking at their images on a print as opposed to a digital file. Nothing beats the look of a good quality print. Having said that, in the world of education, having digital files as a hand-in for an assignment does save the learner an expense in the early months.”
Lewis’ tip for becoming a professional photographer is to print with a professional lab:
“This is a no-brainer. Being able to survive in the world of photography, you need to have something that says you are one of the best at what you do. Quality prints do that.”
At New College Lanarkshire, lecturers promote professional printing as the best business strategy because they know that’s the way to impress clients:
“That is why we spend so much time making sure that students know good prints from bad. To this end, that is why we bring all our students to Loxley Colour, to let them see exactly what they are paying for. Each time we leave Loxley Colour, the reaction is always the same; the set-up, professionalism and quality of work is amazing.”
Year after year, the photography industry continues to grow and evolve. Lewis is confident the next generation of photographers will continue to be innovative and create stunning images for others to admire:
“I can still be amazed by a piece of work shown by students and that is why I love my profession. I think the future of photography is in very safe hands and there is a new breed of photographer at the helm. The future is technology, and what it brings with it.”
Students save 20% with Loxley
Portfolio deadlines are fast approaching, get your budding career off to a great start by impressing lecturers with professional prints and products from Loxley Colour.
- Photographic and Giclée Fine Art print finishes
- Custom sizing available
- Mounting and laminating options
- Order before 1pm for same-day dispatch
Classic Coffee Table Book:
- Sizes 8×8″ to A3
- Satin print finish
- Five material cover options
- Gloss or matt cover image wrap
- Ready to send in three working days
Present your portfolio within the Classic Coffee Table and save 20% when you use the code STUDENT2.
New College Lanarkshire End of Year Exhibition
We wish all of this year’s students at New College Lanarkshire the best of luck. The college will announce winners from this year’s exhibition and Loxley Colour are proud to sponsor these awards, providing the winning students with up to £100 lab credit to spend on samples to get their business started.
If you would like to sort your own sample products out, contact email@example.com to discuss and arrange a bespoke sample discount with our team.