GCSE Photography Students Get Creative

GCSE Photography Students Get Creative

Nowadays we’re used to whipping out our camera phones; we are conditioned as a society to think of photography as instant, digital, without too much thought attached – anyone can do it. Well, that just isn’t true! South Wirral High School Photography students are learning valuable skills that are informing their theoretic and practical elements of Photography GCSE, A and AS Level. Photography is an art, craft and an excellent career option for budding creatives.

Our GCSE Photography students get creative! Our students are experimenting with long exposure photography with fascinating and brilliant results. Long-exposure photography or time-exposure photography involves using a long-duration shutter speed to capture stationary elements of images sharply while blurring, smearing, or obscuring the moving components.

Students have been learning how to use the manual controls on the cameras to enable them to take long exposures both in school and out in the local environment. With some editing in Photoshop, students have created some dynamic and creative images! Photography teacher Mr Woodhall says:

“It’s a simple technique once you know how your camera functions, and it’s great fun taking photographs in the dark as you never know what your images are going to look like!”

Do you like photography? Do you want to experiment, expand your creativity, and learn design software? Come to Photography Club! Mr. Woodhall runs the club for years 7, 8 and 9 on Wednesday lunchtimes in P7.