Over the spring half term, I taught a children’s photography course at Watts Gallery. We used images that George Watts gardner had taken of Watts in his gardens in the late 1800’s. I visited Watts gallery earlier in the week to view the original images on glass plates – which was such a treat! We then chose the images for the course, looking out for photographs with obvious areas on the ground for the children to then replicate in their own images. The children learned more about how photography has progressed from glass plates to photographic negatives to now – a digital platform. We went over the exposure triangle, and they learned about aperture, shutter speed and ISO. We discussed the various compositions that Watts had set up in his photographs and how we could replicate them in our own photographs. Full of technical and artistic information, we set out into Watts’ grounds to implement his work.

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