Photographing bugs and bubbles
This week at after school photography club we are photographing bugs and bubbles! This theme is a popular one with the kids at photography club. They love turning over tree stumps and rummaging around for different kinds of bugs. And they love chasing the bubbles to snap creative shots of them midair. The after school club children may love this theme, however its not the easiest! In order for the children to get a great sharp photo of a bug, they will need to set their camera to ‘shoot a close up’ (or macro) mode, and make sure the flash is firing if it is in a dark area. They will also have to be quick, as bugs can be fast moving! In the past the after school photography club children have snapped some amazing close up photographs of bugs, so we’re excited to see what they capture this term.
To photograph the bubbles, the children will need to set their cameras to ‘take a series of pictures’ (or action) mode. This enables the kids to photograph the bubbles quickly as they move. We will be challenging the children to get creative and change their perspectives. Photographing underneath looking up, or above looking down, as well as from the side. They should also try to capture a reflection in the bubble. This isn’t easy but it makes for a really great photo!
We will be posting the children’s best photographs of bugs and bubbles throughout the week on our social media pages. If you’re interested in keeping up with them, follow us on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!