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Shooting for success!

19 November 2020

The Owls’ photography intern Harriet Massey has scored success documenting the story of Sheffield football.

Harriet, 19, clinched joint second place in the first Sheffield Park Hill Student Photography Competition.

Since starting her studies at Sheffield College, Harriet has benefited from an industry placement with Wednesday developing her skills, with her brief covering press conferences, player shoots and matches.

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Starting her journey with the academy Under-18s, Harriet swiftly rose through the ranks to first team level at Hillsborough.

This experience, and her passion for the game, inspired Harriet to tell the story of football and its fans through her photography.

She said: “This is a really proud moment for me, and without The Sheffield College and Sheffield Wednesday, none of this would've been possible.”

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Harriet is completing a Foundation Degree in Photography at the College’s Hillsborough Campus.

She is in her final year of studying photography having previously completed a Photography and Social Media Level 3 Diploma.

Harriet has some advice for others keen to break into the industry. “Please don't give up!” she added. “Becoming a better photographer is not something that happens overnight. My images have progressed over a course of four years, through trial and error and focusing on improving a different aspect each game.

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“As I progressed as a photographer, so did my opportunities. The club allowed me to photograph press conferences, academy games, player shoots, and eventually first team games - where I am now a regular matchday photographer and my images have been used on the official website, across Wednesday’s social media channels and in the matchday programme.”

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Jane Parr, Curriculum Team Leader, Photography and Graphics, The Sheffield College, said: “It’s fantastic to see Harriet’s talent and dedication recognised in this way, which is testament to our Level 3 and university level qualifications equipping students with the knowledge and industry skills to go further in their careers.”


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