This week at after school photography club the children were asked “What is the first thing you think about when I say the word Winter?”. They came up with various answers including snow, ice, and Christmas but we then asked them to tell us how they would photograph those things, particularly bearing in mind the absence of “real” winter. We showed them some examples from photographer Ansel Adams who is renowned for his black and white landscape shots and it meant the children could see how using the black and white setting on their camera gave a moody effect to their shots even when the sun was shining. They soon realised that there’s more to winter than snow and Christmas, and that dead leaves, bare trees and muddle puddles all showed winter in a less obvious way.
Our photography courses for kids look to teach the children to think “out of the box” with their photography, and this week’s theme of “Winter” has really helped to emphasise that idea.
You can see some of the best shots below and for more photos from our children’s photography workshops click here.