Former Miss Canada finalist Mary-Lu Zahalan-Kennedy Graduates with an MA studying the music of the Beatles

27 01 2011

Covered a great story yesterday,working at Liverpool Hope University photographing their Winter Graduation. See below:

Former Miss Canada finalist Mary-Lu Zahalan-Kennedy was one of the first students to sign up for the first ever course on the Fab Four when it launched in March 2009 at Liverpool Hope Univerity. In total, 12 full time students joined the Master of Arts course that year and Mary-Lu is the first from her class to graduate.

The unique MA in The Beatles, Popular Music and Society was a world first when it took its first class of students in September 2009.

We met Mary Lou at the now famous Penny Lane in Liverpool to shoot the press photo. I have lived in Liverpool all of my life and this was the first time I have been to Penny Lane!

Mary-Lu Zahalan-Kennedy in Penny Lane

Mary-Lu Zahalan-Kennedy in Penny Lane

Alan Edwards

Freshers Week at Liverpool Hope University

2 10 2010

Covered the Freshers Week at Liverpool Hope. Weather not good unfortunately.Still plenty of atmosphere  on and around campus as the students settle into University Life.

Enjoying the slide at Freshers Fair

Meeting new people

Getting down to work

First Lecture

All the photos can be viewed at

Alan Edwards

Liverpool Hope University Arrivals Weekend

27 09 2010

Spent a busy two days photography the new intake of students arriving at Liverpool Hope University. The job entails plenty of walking . The Campus at Hope Park is split into two sites and as a rough estimate I  must have walked 4 miles per day.I decided to shoot with one camera a Nikon D3 and a 70 -200 2.8 AFS V11 and carry the 24-702.8 in a waist bag,changing the lens when I needed a wider angle. With a full frame camera though I was able to shoot 90% of the images with the 70-200. Might look at purchasing the new 24 -120 f4 lens. This would be ideal for this sort of walk around job. Looking forward to seeing some test images from this lens.

The weather was good on both days and  the sun lifted the images. However this was a problem early morning with strong shadows needing a little fill flash to balance the photos.In all edited the photos down to about 400 from the two days.The images can be viewed at in the Education Section. Some photos below:

Arriving on Campus

Loaded up with Bags!

The right hat is essential!

Making friends

The new Library at the Crative Campus

The new library at the Creative Campus

Down to work already!