Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic Digital Photography learners are embarking on a series of public pop-ups and studio shoots over the next fortnight in an effort to hone their entrepreneurial skills.

Split into three groups, the Diploma in Digital Photography (Level 6) students are required to identify and develop a business model, a marketing promotion campaign and run three photography events. Any money made from their photography will be donated to charities of their choice.

One group will set up two pop-up photo booths at the Hub on Thursday 6 September (11.30am-2pm) and on 13 September (11.30am-2pm), as well as offer portraits of individuals and groups from Otago Polytechnic’s Cumberland St studio on 20 September (4pm-6pm). The proceeds will be donated to Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust.

Another group plans to capture pets and their owners in all their glory with a pop-up at John Wilson Drive, St Kilda, on Saturday 15 September (1pm-4pm), followed by more formal studio photos on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays over the next three weeks. The proceeds will go to SPCA.

The third group is offering family portraits from the Cumberland St studio on Wednesday 5 September (5pm-8pm), Saturday 8 September (10am-4pm) and Saturday 15 September (10am-4pm) and will donate proceeds to Paws 4 Life.

Digital Photography lecturer Alysha Bailey says the projects present learners with real-world challenges.

“It’s all about working with clients. The students need to develop ideas, including how they market and promote their mini-businesses, to how they distribute the finished results to clients.

“They are being marked on their planning and promotion. Collaboration among group members will also be taken into account.”

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Published on 03 September 2018

Orderdate: 03 Sep 2018
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