Schools are back but we are still buzzing from our Summer holiday photography courses for kids!
This year we had a brilliant break from school clubs with our summer holiday photography courses for kids. We visited loads of venues across the UK and had great fun teaching photography to the next generation. We thought you would like to see what we got up to so here we go, a summer of snapping!
First up, Nature Photography at Hatchlands Park in Surrey.
Hatchlands Park provides a beautiful backdrop for a summer holiday photography courses for kids. It has loads of trees and flowers, as well as ponds, animals and a magnificent house. So it is perfect for nature photography! We used the flower and landscape setting a lot in this class to take close up photos of detailed flowers and big landscape images. We also used the action setting to photograph the birds, bugs and animals. Composition was taught too, as it is important to get the photo looking exactly right. Here are some of the kids best photographs:
The next course was our 3 day photography course for 9-15y/o at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire.
On day one the students learnt all about aperture. They used the aperture priority setting to take close up photos and blur backgrounds, and to take wide landscape photos with everything in focus. Here are some of the best photos from day 1:
On day 2 the theme was shutter speed. Students learnt how to use fast and slow shutter speeds to capture fast movement perfectly still or blurred across the image. It’s a great technique to get the creative juices flowing! Here are their awesome day 2 photographs:
Day 3’s theme was composition. Students were encouraged to use the skills they learnt over the past 2 days as well as thinking about the rules of composition. Rule of thirds, frame within a frame, angles and perspectives well all discussed and practiced on this final day. The day ended with an exhibition of all of the students amazing images for their families to come and visit.
It was off to London next for ‘Photographing Summer Sun’ in Archbishops Park.
Archbishops Park is a great Central London location for a kids photography course. This is because it is an enclosed space but still has views of the London eye, loads of flowers and trees to capture and even a play park and sports areas to photograph action, all without having to head out onto the busy streets. For this course the children were learning how to use their cameras to photograph all things summery! This included flowers and trees, blue skies, wildlife, running and jumping and more!
Scotney Castle in Kent was the next venue we held a summer holiday photography courses for kids at.
It was off to Kent to teach photography at the amazing national trust property Scotney Castle. The theme for this course was ‘Scotney Castle in Bloom’. Focusing on use the flower/macro setting and aperture to capture the beautiful flowers and foliage against the backdrop of the Castle.
One of our favourite venues for photography courses is Brooklands Museum in Weybridge, so that was next!
Brooklands museum is jam packed with cars, engines, motorbikes, bicycles, planes and loads of other modes of transport. This course is all about learning how to use aperture to photograph the close up details, and shutter speed to photograph the fast moving cars along Brooklands track!
We travelled North next, to Tatton Park in Cheshire to photograph all things Summer!
Tatton Park is a stunning venue and a perfect place for photography courses for kids, due to its diversity and beauty. Our students learnt how to photograph close up’s of flowers and bugs, action shots of birds and other wildlife, and big landscape shots.
WOW! What a fantastic Summer full of fun Summer holiday photography courses for kids! If you know someone aged 7-11, head to our kids courses page to book them into one of our upcoming Autumn photography courses. Or if you know a teenager aged 12-15, we also run photography courses for them, so head to the teens courses page to see what we have coming up. We look forward to seeing you soon!