Monday, 6 November 2017

Stunning landscapes and panoramas

Year 6 have started this half term in our exciting new after school club - the photography club.  Mr Brooks started by sharing with the children the features and menus on the cameras and explaining the types of photos there are.  

We then set off around the mere to capture the stunning photos of the castle and the church in the glorious winter sunshine.  The autumnal colours radiated out across the mere as the trees and bushes set up the perfect frame for the perfect picture.  The children were able to take some really detailed landscape photos using the foreground to frame and border the photos.  

Setting up and trying to use the landscape mode. 

All the photos below were taken by the children in the photography club. 

 The castle framed with the foreground.  
Using the landscape mode, the castle has retained a perfect focus. 

The castle peeping out from behind the trees and the bushes in the foreground. 

Catching the autumnal sun across the castle. 
The refections in the mere are a bit more visible in this landscape photo.

We then moved to another part of the mere to capture the panoramic view and most were successful in capturing the castle and the church in their panoramic photo.  

A panoramic photo of the castle. 

It was great to compare the effects that using different shutter modes created. 

A huge thank you to Mr Byer who also volunteered and his expert knowledge on creating a "good" photo was invaluable.