Capturing Creativity: Renowned Photographer Simon Hill Guides QM Girls in A-Level Photography Projects
Queen Margaret's School for Girls is thrilled to once again welcome Simon Hill, President of the Royal Photographic Society, to support our A Level Photography students. Simon's involvement in assisting with the final projects is a remarkable opportunity for our young photographers.
This collaboration holds particular significance as the final projects account for a substantial 60% of the students' overall A Level Photography grade this year. Simon's wealth of experience and keen artistic eye bring a professional perspective, helping to elevate the creative visions of our girls to new heights.
Simon is also giving his own time to offer portfolio review sessions - a truly invaluable experience which will help our young photographers develop their artistic visions.
A Remarkable Opportunity for QM Girls
The collaboration with Simon Hill not only demonstrates the commitment of Queen Margaret's to providing a holistic education but also reflects our dedication to nurturing artistic talent.
Simon has been assisting QM for the past year, running workshops and one-to-one sessions on a multitude of topics including studio lighting and natural light photography, as well as assisting our examination students with their portfolio work.
Simon also assisted our Art Scholars last year on a project entitled 'Recreating Queen Margaret': a wonderful fine art portrayal of Queen Margaret captured with digital photography and printed to exhibit at the Art Department's end-of-year exhibition.
Simon Hill: A Visionary in Photography
Simon Hill is an award-winning professional editorial photographer based in the north of England, with an international reach. His diverse portfolio spans various genres, including portrait, heritage, landscape, documentary, and photojournalism. Simon's commissioned work has taken him to locations across the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, South East Asia, and the United States, earning him credits in prestigious publications such as National Geographic Magazine, The Observer Magazine, and The Sunday Times Magazine.
With an extensive presence in almost all UK national newspapers and over 300 global books, journals, and magazines, Simon has left his mark on the world of photography. Notable accolades include winning the Kodak Professional Photographer of the Year, BIPP Professional Photographer of the Year, and being the sole British recipient of the International Art Portrait Award. In 1991, Simon was honoured with a Fellowship (FRPS) from the Royal Photographic Society. In January 2021, he was elected President and an Honorary Fellow (HonFRPS) of the Society, further solidifying his influential role in the photography community.