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Final Year Show – Mel Tutton

Posted on May 23, 2014 by in Past Exhibitions

30th May - 05th June 2014

Oriel Colwyn proudly presents the third of three, final year shows from Coleg Llandrillo HND photography students.

Each exhibition will last for one week and showcase current emerging photographers.

This third and final HND 2014 exhibition finds three graduating students combining to produce a collaborative show.


Mel Tutton


My work in the slate quarries of North Wales has taken me on an incredible journey; the landscape, which has been altered through human endeavor, is spectacular.

Dinorwig quarry above Llanberis was once the world’s largest quarry, to wander around Dinorwig in the middle of winter is inspirational; the scale of the quarry takes my breath away.


For me photography is about three things,

one, an interesting subject,

two, a good composition,

and three, great light.


I have the first two elements all around me.

It’s possible to get a great picture even if the subject is not great, or the composition is weak.

If the light is perfect.


However if the subject is very good, with a strong composition, but the light is poor, your picture will be poor.

For a great picture you need great light.


As always in photography the greatest challenge will be getting the light which best suits my subject

Moody, atmospheric light.


My challenge has been to search for this light.