His half term we were at Borde Hill Garden in West Sussex!
On this Capturing colour photography course the kids & teens learnt how capture the colour of Borde Hill’s blossoms and gardens through understanding camera mechanics and composition. They also learnt which camera settings to use when and how to take sharp, super colourful photographs.
To photograph the gorgeous gardens of Borde Hill, the children (ages 7 – 11) were taught how to use the flower setting on their camera to capture super sharp close up photographs with soft backgrounds. They also learnt about the landscape setting and how to use that to make sure everything in their image is in focus.
The teens (ages 12 – 15) course is slightly more mechanical. They learnt how to use aperture to control the depth of field in their images. We taught them to use a low f/number to soften the backgrounds of close ups of flowers, but a large number to keep everything in focus for landscapes. We also taught both the kids & teens how to compose their images correctly. We went over techniques like the rule of thirds and focusing to help them compose their images correctly.
Here are a few of the teens best photographs from the course:
For the second half of the day we taught the teens how to use shutter speed to take create photographs. We used colourful ribbons to add more colour to the photographs. They took some fun shots:
Considering the day was pretty dull, the kids and teens did a brilliant job capturing colour in creative ways. Borde Hill Garden is a brilliant venue and we are looking forward to heading back there in the Summer!
The photographs they have taken are brilliant! If you love these photos, you’ll love our Instagram page! We post all our kids & teens photos, as well as little photos & videos of the kids & teens in action. Click here to find our page! If you’re interested in finding out more about our future photography courses for kids and teens then click here!