17th March 2021

Inspirational speaker gives career focus to student photographers  


Inspirational speaker gives career focus to student photographers  

Student photographers from Cornwall College were given a new perspective on the career possibilities available to them from an aspirational guest speaker.  

The ambitious students, all currently studying the vibrant new FdA Photography programme at the College’s Camborne campus, were treated to an inspiring talk from successful London video editor Olivia Bohac.   

Olivia’s work as a freelance editor has been used in commercials and social content for leading brands such as Lululemon, Panasonic, John Lewis, Red Bull, American Express, Squarespace and British Airways.  

For Olivia, who studied a degree in Press & Editorial Photography in Cornwall, it was a pleasure to share the advice she has gained in her career journey so far.    

“I love Cornwall and it’s great to pass on my experiences to a new generation of photographers and filmmakers,” explained Oliva.  

“When I was a student, it was always interesting to hear from other photographers working in industry. It can be daunting leaving university and starting out, so I wanted to reassure photographers and creative students about getting your career started,” she continued.   

“I hope it helps them see that transition and really use their course as something to start building their careers.”  


After graduating Olivia moved to London and began interning at picture agencies and assisting photographers before being trained at Loaded Dice video editors.   

Since branching out as a freelance video editor, Olivia’s career has gone from strength-to-strength creating commercial films and feeding her interest in “thinking of new ways to share and tell coherent stories.”  

 Photography student Amagoia Ayestaran Palacio enjoyed getting the opportunity to meet Olivia.  

Olivia was really interesting, she does lots of really brilliant projects which are very much promoting women in a positive and active way,” Amagoia explained.  

 She has done work with female skater crew and a very cool female motorcycle company called VCLondon. She also rides a motorcycle and is a stuntwoman in the latest Batman film. Awesome and such a nice personvery inspiring.  


The new FdA Photography programme is an exciting universitylevel course based in the Arts Media Department at Cornwall College Camborne 

 The Camborne campus is part of the wider Cornwall College Group (TCCG)which has been investing heavily in its facilities, student experiences and staff training and was recently awarded the highest possible judgement in an Ofsted monitoring visit.  

 Study Programme Manager Will Teakle said: It’s really exciting to start the new FdA Photography programme at TCCG. 

The teaching team consists of a diverse mix of industry professionals, each bringing different elements to the course, so we can give students a personalised experience during their studies, continued Will.   

It’s always fantastic to have guest lectures, so I was delighted when Olivia Bohac agreed to talk to the students. Olivia is a really interesting creative person and does some fantastic projects that offer very positive female role models. She is also a stunt woman in Batman, so pretty cool!  

If you’re interested in studying Photography, or any other courses with Cornwall College, you can find out more at a virtual taster event on 23rd March. Book your place HERE 


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