We had a brilliant break full of Summer holiday photography courses for teens!
We’re still buzzing from this years summer holiday photography courses for teens. 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 teens. 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 aperture setting a lot in this class to take close up photos of detailed flowers with shallow depth of field and big landscape images with a large field of focus. We also used shutter speed 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 teens best photographs:
Our next photography course was all about photographing Summer in Richmond.
Richmond is a fantastic place for photography courses for teens. There is so much to see, from the nature, wildlife and vast landscapes of Richmond Park, to busy street scenes down by the River Thames. As this was a full day course, we were able to delve into aperture and shutter speed in more detail so the teens were able to learn how to use their camera in many different situations. We started the course in the park to practice aperture on the flowers and foliage, and then after lunch we head down to the river to photograph the busy street scenes and birds flying everywhere.
Next we were off to Nikon School in London to teach a Street Photography course for teens!
Nikon School is a brilliant venue for London photography courses for teens. We spent the morning using the aperture priority setting to photograph close up images with background blur, and big street scenes without any blur. The afternoon was all about shutter speed. Using it for panning, creative blur on the streets or to stop motion completely. The teens also used black and white photography a lot to mimic the classic street photography look.
The following day we were back in London, however this time we were at Archbishops Park photographing the Summer Sun!
The day started with a kids photography course, read about that here. But in the afternoon we were teaching teens how to use their camera to photograph all things Summer in London. Archbishops Park in Central London is a really great spot for photography courses for kids and teens. It is situated directly behind Lambeth Palace, immediately South of Waterloo station and a few yards from the Thames.
Scotney Castle in Kent was the next venue for our summer holiday photography courses for teens.
Scotney Castle in Bloom was the theme for this teens photography workshop in Kent. The national trust venue has stunning blooms this time of the year, and with the backdrop of the castle and breathtaking landscapes, it is perfect for learning photography. Aperture was our main focus for this course. Using it to blur the backgrounds of close up photographs and to keep everything in focus when photographing landscapes. Here are the teens best shots!
Back to Surrey for our next teens photography course at Brooklands Museum in Weybridge!
Brooklands museum is full of amazing vintage 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!
To round off the summer we headed North to Tatton Park in Cheshire!
Tatton Park is a stunning venue and a perfect place for photography courses for kids and teens, 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. Using aperture and shutter speed creatively.
WOW! What a fantastic Summer full of fun Summer holiday photography courses for teens! If you know a teenager aged 12-15, head to the teens courses page to see what we have coming up. Or if you know a child aged 7-11, we also run photography courses for them, so head to our kids courses page to book them into one of our upcoming Autumn photography courses. We look forward to seeing you soon!