Amy Grover

Student

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

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About me

After studying History (BA Hons) at Manchester University from 2013-2016, I decided to take some time off to travel and rethink my career path. Although I enjoyed my History degree and learnt a lot of valuable skills, by the end it was clear that I missed working creatively and with the level of passion I had previously felt with A-Level Photography. In September 2017 I started a Photography Masters at Kingston University, London. Unfortunately, it was obvious early on in the course that this wasn't the right fit for me. Despite absolutely loving working creatively again, I was not learning the practical skills I wanted to in order to become employable in the industry. I decided to leave after the first term, and have since gained skills through short courses and work experience. I completed my Level 2 Photoshop course at the Photography Course London, as well as their Retouching for Fashion & Beauty Course. Most recently, in July 2019 I graduated London College of Communication UAL with a distinction in Graduate Diploma Photography. The fine art style of the Kingston University Masters course provided me with the ability to understand and theorise ideas. However, London College of Communication taught me in depth practical and technical knowledge allowing me to develop my portfolio, which is why I am now actively looking to start my career in photography.

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Skills

  • Photoshop
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Photo Retouching
  • Photography
  • Artist Research
  • Creative Research
  • Picture Research
  • Creating Moodboards
  • Catalogue Photography
  • Content Management

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Glitter Disco Child

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      Mum & Dad Studio

      Work history

      2019

      Jan 2019 - May 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Freelance photographic work for Glitter Disco Child fashion brand in London. Working on different occasions with different models and looks for website and Instagram content.

      2019

      Photographers Assistant

      Mum & Dad Studio

      Oct 2018 - Feb 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Assisted London College of Communication teacher, Adrian Mott, at his studios in Shoreditch, London. Responsible for maintaining a clean organised studio that ran smoothly. Shoots mainly comprised of commercial fashion and makeup work.

      2018

      Picture Researcher

      Daily Express/Daily Star

      Jan 2018 - Feb 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • Experience gained with Jeff Beasley and the picture desk team, as well as the photo editors. Similar to Ok! Magazine, this experience mainly focused on picture research, picture editing, stock photography, renaming and crediting images. I gained more experience with Photoshop, Bridge, InDesign, ContentStation and PhotoStation. My work was then printed in the daily papers.

      2018

      Picture Researcher

      OK! Magazine

      Jan 2018 - Jan 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • Experience gained with the picture desk team, and the photo editors, primarily shadowing Tarkan Algin. Similar to my previous work experience with City A.M, this experience mainly focused on picture research, picture editing, stock photography, mood boards and publication layout. I gained some more experience with Photoshop, InDesign and Content Station. I also contributed to the photographs which were then used in the weekly publication of the magazine.

      2017

      Photographers Assistant

      Photographic Synergy

      Jun 2017 - Jun 2017
      • St Albans, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • Work experience with Photographic Synergy helped develop my use of Photoshop and Lightroom, and my general understanding of photo editing. I was also involved with studio shoots and external shoots for David Lloyd Gyms. Overall the week gave me a much better idea of commercial photography, as well as the actual business which surrounds having a studio.

      2017

      Photo Editor

      City A.M.

      Feb 2017 - Mar 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • Two weeks spent at City AM with the creative editing team. Primarily focusing on photography, photo editing, and photo research. I accompanied the photographer on different location shoots around London and also spent some time with the online designers.

      2015

      PR Work Experience

      Debenhams

      Sep 2015 - Sep 2015
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • Work experience with a focus on editorial, blogging, social media and PR. My work was used on Twitter and Facebook.

      Education

      2019

      Graduate Diploma in Photography

      London College of Communication, UAL

      Sep 2018 - Jul 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Graduated July 2019 with Distinction

      2016

      BA History (Hons)

      University of Manchester

      Sep 2013 - Jul 2016
      • Manchester, United Kingdom
      • Graduated July 2016 with a 2:1

      2013

      Sep 2011 - Jun 2013
      • Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
      • A-Level: Photography (A*, Full Marks), History (B), English (B) AS Level: Photography (A, Full Marks), History (A), English (A), Sociology (A)

      Awards

      2013

      6th Form Art Prize

      Berkhamsted School