At this week’s after school photography club the children were learning about black and white photography.
To get the kids thinking about black and white photography, we discussed looking for contrasting light and areas in their school that are bright and dark. To get their creativity flowing, we showed them the work of well known photographers like Elliott Erwitt, Dennis Stock, Helene Binet and Berenice Abbott. The aim this week was to learn to how to put more drama, subtlety and emotion into their photographs in addition to learning how to use the black and white setting on their Nikon Coolpix cameras.
We had great fun in this week’s clubs and the kids took some creative and dramatic photographs. Here are a few examples:
Tillingbourne Primary School:
Holy Trinity School:
St. Pauls Primary School:
Bushy Hill Junior School:
We loved all the creative ideas the kids in after school photography clubs came up with in order to take a black and white photograph. They used water, sky, slides, tires, cushions, shadows and much much more to create sticking images that show great eye for detail, capturing the decisive moment , mystery or subtle beauty in everyday objects. Our students learned how to use new settings on their cameras, and how to look for differences in light. But most of all, the kids had lots of fun!
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