Level 3 Graphic Design students are currently undertaking an Introduction to Graphics and Photography module, and have recently visited the South Yorkshire Transport Museum as unique inspiration to develop their photography techniques and skills.
The museum is non-profit, run by volunteers and over the summer, they have a variety of open events on which cater for all ages. The museum also boasts a variety of over 50 vintage vehicles including cars, buses and a tramcar.
Students were also picked up by a vintage bus and driven in style to the museum! Connor Smith, a Graphic Design student said, “I didn’t know much about old transport before my visit today, but the staff at the museum were really enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable. We were also allowed to look inside and ride on some of the vehicles.
“I found it really interesting and different to a standard museum, with the wide variety of colours, typography and signs – there was also so many different types and sizes of transport, including motorcycles, a WWII ambulance and model railway.
“The visit was a great experience to see in real life and photograph for our project, and I want to edit my photographs to produce some professional images that the museum can use, which I hope will appeal to a wide audience to generate more interest for them.”