I really enjoyed teaching the half term photography courses in Shere last week despite the freezing cold weather, as my student’s eagerness to learn and get out to photograph was contagious! We started indoors, where I took them through what makes the camera, and how each mechanism helps to control the final image that is produced. After they got f-stops, ISO’s and shutter speeds straight, out we went to apply their new knowledge and to create some cracking photographs. Each pupil had a different interest in what they liked to photograph, so I helped them use the new information to better the photographs that they wanted to take. I was impressed with how eager they were to shoot on manual, and how easily they could apply their new knowledge. I think we spent a good 30 minutes outdoors speaking in mainly f-stops (aperture settings)!! We went over various ways of composing a good photograph, and discussed photographs that they liked personally, and why. I have included several of the amazing images taken by my very clever students, along with some of my own capturing them in action. Thank you for a lovely week!
I will be offering more photography courses for children this summer, and will post the information soon.
Photo Credits: Sam (first two photographs) In the first photograph, I love how Sam was able to capture the dew on the grass, with a shallow depth of field and a very quick shutter speed. The second photograph is a lovely depiction of Shere, Sam composed this image applying the rule of thirds very well.
Photo Credits: Oliver (for the two images above) Oliver really enjoyed learning how to use the aperture to his advantage, and I think the diagonal depiction of the footpath sign is superb as it creates a very artistic image from a very common sign. For the water photograph we were working with fast shutter speeds here, and I think Oliver has done a great job capturing the ripples from the rock.