I was booked by the University of Sheffield to take photos of their graduation on Monday. The brief was to take photos of the graduates and their families outside of the Octagon Centre - where the graduation ceremony takes place - and the Student's Union next door. I went slightly outside of the brief to cross over the road to take photos of graduates outside of Firth Court, the main building of the university.
It was fantastic to photograph all of the graduates and their families. There was so much positivity in the air and everyone was more than happy to have their photo taken.
I was, however, slightly gutted that I didn't get booked to cover the ceremony on Wednesday because McNulty himself, Sheffield's own Dominic West, was one of the honorary graduates. It would have been amazing to photograph him! Maybe next time.
Anyway, the graduates I did photograph were amazing and you can see a selection of the photos below.
One of the things I got as many of the graduates to do as possible was through their mortar boards in the air. I turned a number of those into GIFs:
All of the photos I took can be found on this gallery here: Graduation 2018 photos