2017 has been a brilliant year for us at Sharp Shots Photo Club and here’s why!

Where do we start? This year we have joined new schools, run new courses,  found new venues, and even started our Online DofE courses. 

After School Photography Clubs

Our after school photography clubs run every term and we cover different photographic themes each week. Building the childrens skills throughout the term. We started the year at 4 schools, and half way through the year Holy Trinity Primary School in Guildford joined us. The kids love Sharp Shots Photo Club and we love them! This year we have covered themes from colour, to water, to action to drawing with light and everything in between. Here are a few of the best images from this years after school photography club:














As well as after school clubs, we have also run school workshops. School workshops are available for any school. Sharp Shots Photo Club go in to the school or meet a class at a specific location and teach them photography for the day. It’s always an exciting day for the kids and teens. 

This year we have been back at our usual photography course venues, and we’ve added several new venues on to our ever growing list! 

Photography Courses for Kids and Teens

Photographers Gallery, London

This year we have taught several courses at the Photographers Gallery. It is a privilege to run courses at such a well known and key hub in the photography world. This years courses have included ‘Capturing Colour’, ‘Action’, ‘Portraits’ ,‘Storytelling’, ‘Looking for light’ and more. Here are some of the teens best images from the courses:










Brooklands Museum, Surrey

Brooklands Museum is another favourite venue of ours. Photography and vintage cars are a great combination! The kids and teens love photographing the cars and motorbikes zooming around the track, and the Concorde always makes for a “wow” photograph. Here are some of the kids & teens best photographs from our 2017 courses at Brooklands Museum:














Hatchlands Park, Surrey

The beautiful Hatchlands Park is the perfect venue for our photography courses. Endless beauty and surrounded by nature- we love it! Our courses this year have ranged from Macro, to action, to nature and, of course, Landscapes. Here are some of our best images from this year at Hatchlands Park:














Scotney Castle, Kent

Scotney Castle is another stunning location for our photography courses for kids and teens. Here are some of the best photographs from our kids and teens courses here throughout 2017:









Petworth House, West Sussex

Another beautiful National Trust venue which is perfect for our photography courses for kids and teens. With a landscape literally created and formed to wow you- you can’t get much better! We had Wildlife and Colour courses here in 2017 and here are some of the best photos:










Richmond Hill Hotel, Richmond

We started at Richmond Hill Hotel for our Duke of Edinburgh course this year but we have since started photography courses there as its a great venue for them! The venue is located close to Richmond Park and has a beautiful view over the Thames. This year we have taught Landscape, Street Photography, Macro and Capturing Autumn Photography Courses at this location. Here are some of the best photographs from this years photography courses for kids & teens:













Nikon School, London

At the end of last year we joined forces with Nikon School in London and since then we have been at their venue teaching photography courses to kids and teens, and Nikon School have been amazing at providing cameras for us and for competition winners. Here are some of the best photos from courses we have run at Nikon School in London:









Waddesdon Manor, Bucks

We held a 3 day course at Waddesdon Manor this Summer. The course worked great as it allowed the kids and teens to learn a lot over the 3 days. We went over camera mechanics as well as key photographic themes like action, colour, landscapes and aperture. Here are our top photos from the 3 days:









Treacle Gallery, Shere

Treacle Gallery in Shere, Surrey, is another of our first and favourite venues for our photography courses for kids and teens. This year we have held both Duke of Edinburgh courses and photography courses from this venue. Here are some of our kids and teens best photographs from our Treacle Gallery courses:














Wakehurst, Sussex

We took part in 2 weekend events at Wakehurst this year. The first was their Wild Wood Weekend in May, and the second was Bountiful Botanics Autumn Festival in October. These festivals are held by Wakehurts for the whole family to enjoy. We were one of many people running various different workshops throughout the days. Here are some of the best photos from the weekends:










Brighton Grand Hotel, Brighton

This year we have also added The Brighton Grand Hotel to our list of venues. This venue has been brilliant for our seaside and street photography courses, as well as our D of E courses. Here are a few of the best photographs from our kids and teens courses there this year:









Duke of Edinburgh Photography Skills Course

This year we have run D of E Photography Skills Courses at Treacle Gallery, Surrey, Richmond Hill Hotel, Richmond, Brighton Grand Hotel, Brighton and for the first time we have also run our Online Live Webinar DofE course. The 12 week courses include 3 face-to-face or Online Live Webinars, and 12 weeks worth of assignments to build the students knowledge, skill and portfolio. The students this year have produced some stunning images, here are just a few of the best: 

James – Richmond DofE

Joshua – Richmond DofE

Rianna – Richmond DofE

Claudia – Shere DofE

Emily – Shere DofE

Jake – Shere DofE

Kia – Online DofE

Milly – Online DofE

Siarrah – Online DofE

Evan- Brighton DofE

Tom – Brighton DofE

Orla – Brighton DofE





















In 2018 we are excited to be running photography courses for kids and teens as well as one of our Duke of Edinburgh Photography Skills Courses from our new central London venue, Archbishops Park. It’s a brilliant location with loads to offer and we can’t wait to start teaching there. 


This year we have run and been a part of a couple of different Photography Competitions for kids and teens.

The first being the Innovate Guildford Competition where kids and teens had to send in their photographs of inventions from Innovate Guildford for the chance to win a Nikon P900- donated by Nikon. The winner of this competition was Laura took this photograph of an innovative satellite from a brilliant angle.







We joined with Surrey Life Magazine for our “Beautiful Surrey” Competition. Kids and teens had the opportunity to enter their photographs of Surrey for the chance to win a camera kindly donated by Nikon. 







“Capturing Winter” was our final competition of the year. Kids and teens were asked to send in their photos of Winter for their chance to win a place on one of our photography courses for kids and teens in 2018. Here are the winners:

Kids Category: Joseph Watson aged 10

Teens Category: Lauren Smewing aged 15







This year we started our Sharp Shots Photo Club Youtube Channel. We post videos of courses we run, after school clubs and top tips for kids and teens! Make sure you like and subscribe to stay up to date with all of our videos. 

Thank you!

Overall we have had a brilliant year. With new courses, new venues, new students and seriously impressive young talent. The images the students have taken have been amazing and we have loved teaching them. Next year it just gets even more exciting so stay tuned! 

Thank you all for a great year, heres to 2018!

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