This term’s D of E photography course has taken place in two locations: Treacle Gallery in Shere, and Richmond Museum in London.

The teens taking the 12 week course were all doing so in order to combine a love of photography, with completing the skills section of their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award. We meet at these locations 3 times throughout the 12 weeks, with assignments set for the other 9. This course allows the students to:

  • Learn how to use an DSLR camera, and become proficient in its functions.
  • Learn about composition.
  • Use filters, working in natural and artificial light.
  • Go over themes such as wildlife, portrait photography, Landscapes and still life, and advice how to build up a portfolio of the themes.
  • Learn how to re-touch digital images (using Photoshop) including cropping, adding effects and adjusting colour.
  • Help recognise quality photography and entering competitions.

Both locations have been perfect for this course. Shere offers a quaint village with stunning landscapes and wildlife. Richmond offers a bustling town with the beautiful Thames running through. Therefore enabling the students to photograph both urban and natural scenes.

Here are a small selection of our favourite photographs taken by the students over the past 12 weeks:

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The students have done amazingly well and learnt so much. As a result they were all proud of their final images on the last week of the course. Because of the popularity and incredible outcome of the course, next terms Shere D of E is already full! However, if you’re interesting in signing up to the course in Richmond then there are still spaces. Next terms course will be held at the Richmond Hill Hotel and starts on April 29th 2017.

If you would like more information about the upcoming Duke of Edinburgh courses or want to book then click here!

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