Photography Workshops for Schools and Colleges

Studio lighting workshop
Primary school photography workshop
Photoshop workshop
Pinhole photography workshop
Studio lighting workshop
Photography workshop primary school
Studio lighting workshop
Photoshop workshop

This year why not take the pressure off by having a photography workshop run in your school. Our workshops are extremely well received and have a massive impact on student’s grades and their engagement with photography. These photography workshops really do inspire pupils to be creative whilst giving some in depth knowledge on the skill and historical context of this medium.

 

Our photography workshops for primary schools, secondary schools and colleges cover skills such as controlling image effects, using Photoshop, using studio flash and pinhole photography.

For KS4&5 these workshops are an excellent way to get specialist knowledge into pupil’s portfolios and increase their grades. For KS3 and primary schools our workshops are a great way to explore creativity whilst encouraging literacy, independent thought and opinion.

 

Please find below some example photography workshops that can be delivered in your school although photography workshops can be tailored to specific needs on request.

 

Photoshop Workshop for Schools and Colleges

Photoshop can be a difficult thing to teach especially if you have little or no knowledge on how this advanced program works. However the benefits that Photoshop can bring to your students work is immeasurable. In this very practical day students will go through specific tasks that will test their newly acquired skills and gain some excellent results in the process.

Through specific class tasks students will learn:

  • Setting up the Workspace.

  • Using correct resolutions.

  • Using Tools & Text rendering.

  • Using Layers, Layer masks and adjustment layer masks.

  • Selecting, cutting and refinement of selections.

  • Filters and special effects.

  • Saving images in the correct format.

  • Adjusting photography for more professional results.

 

For the Photoshop workshops, classes can be run for up to 25 pupils as long as the school can provide the computers to accommodate. It is recommended that computers have Photoshop CS6 or above pre-installed and working.  For maximum results a full day workshop is recommended.

 

Half days can be arranged with a selection of the above and you can also have two separate groups within one day if you wish.

Photoshop workshop for schools and colleges

‘Excellent activities, organised, clear resources. Students were focused and engaged and achieved outcomes which evidences control of photography and Photoshop.’ – Cara K, Chestnut Grove Academy

‘Excellent information. Students loved it – All enthused and said they’d happily do the workshop every Saturday!’ – Kiri B, Debden Park High School

 

‘We all learnt a lot and got what we hoped for from the day. Good resources provided.’ – Dave F, Duke of Yorks Royal Military School

Studio lighting workshops for schools and colleges

Using studio lighting for portraiture can give striking professional looking results. In this studio lighting workshop for schools and colleges students will have a chance to use professional lighting equipment for studio portraiture.

Pupils will learn how to use light in a more controlled way to get precise results. They will also learn about how different lighting equipment can create different moods in portraiture. They will use this knowledge to create their own portraiture to be added into their own portfolios.

Studio lighting workshop for schools

Students will cover a variety of the following depending on your needs or time allocated:

  • Setting up the studio, learning the keywords and terms used in the professional environment

  • Controlling Light – effects and specific equipment used to create certain effects

  • Measuring and balancing light in the studio

  • Diffused light

  • Reflected light

  • Hard and soft Light

  • Creating Low Key and High Key photographic effects

  • Creating sketchbook pages to maximise marks

  • The importance of composition in studio portraiture

  • How to set up different studio lighting set ups

  • Specific class tasks to be carried out by students on the day

 

All equipment is brought with us, students will get expert tuition and hand-outs will be given to accompany the tasks. Workshops will be tailored to KS3, GCSE or A Level to enable your pupils to get the maximum results from the day. Studio lighting workshops can be run for 15 students at a time. For maximum results a full day workshop is recommended but you can also book half a day or have the session delivered to two separate groups throughout the day, e.g. one group in the morning and a different group in the afternoon.

The school will have to provide a room that can be darkened with curtains or blinds and has a space cleared of approximately five meters square or more.

Pinhole photography workshops for schools and colleges

 

Introduce pupils to the beginnings of photography by having them make their own camera obscuras and pinhole cameras to take pictures with stunning results.

In this photography workshop pupils will learn about the chemical photographic process and link this together with some in depth knowledge about the pioneers of early photography. Delivering these techniques and knowledge to pupils will score particularly high in the GCSE and A level Art and Photography assessment criteria. It also makes a great day project for KS3 and KS2 pupils.

In this photography workshop pupils will learn about:

  • the beginnings of Photography – The Camera Obscura and the pioneers of photography

  • the Darkroom and the chemical photographic process

  • making pinhole cameras and producing chemically processed prints from these pinhole cameras

  • the keywords and phrases students must know and how to creating sketchbook pages to maximise marks

  • How to push pinholes further by the use of digital manipulation tools.

 

The workshop is delivered to groups of no more than 15 pupils at a time and can be delivered in 3hrs giving the opportunity to have two separate groups do the workshop within one day. This workshop is usually best delivered across a whole day with one group. All equipment is provided on the day. On the day the school will need to provide a classroom with a sink and possibly a darkroom depending on the schools location if outside of Essex.

pinhole photography workshop for schools

‘Fantastic day! The pupils got so much out of it’ – Gerrie H, Tabor High School

 

Photography workshops for Primary Schools and KS3

Our photography workshops for primary schools and KS3 pupils are a great way to explore creativity whilst encouraging literacy, independent thought and opinion. Pupils will also make great display work!

Half and full day workshops can be catered for as well as after school clubs and activity days hosted within school holidays.

 

Expert tuition and resources will be provided where appropriate and workshops can be tailored to specific school themes if required.

 

Schools will need to provide a classroom, a set of cameras/ipads for the pupils to use and printing facilities.

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‘All learners produced fantastic and worthwhile work, with excellent progress made by all’ – Jacques B – Greensted School

Photography workshop for Primary Schools

Your Tutor

Our photography workshops for schools and colleges are delivered by Marc Newton. Marc is an Advanced Skills Teacher in photography and has been teaching art and photography for over ten years. He is also an award winning professional Photographer working in the London and Essex areas of the UK. Graduating with an honours degree in Fine Art Photography in 2000 his work has ranged from social documentary to landscapes to portraits and more recently to pinhole photography. He has exhibited much of his art around London and the UK and has had his work published in many national papers and magazines. He is also the founder of www.theschoolofphotography.com

Photography workshops for schools by Marc Newton

Feedback from schools

 

‘Well-paced workshops with high expectations of young learners’ – Jacques B, Greensted School

 

‘Children taught both the theory and language of the art form as well as instructed in technical skills’ – Jacques B, Greensted School

 

‘All learners produced fantastic and worthwhile work, with excellent progress made by all’ – Jacques B – Greensted School

 

‘Excellent activities, organised, clear resources. Students were focused and engaged and achieved outcomes which evidences control of photography and Photoshop.’ – Cara K, Chestnut Grove Academy

 

‘Excellent information. Students loved it – All enthused and said they’d happily do the workshop every Saturday!’ – Kiri B, Debden Park High School

 

‘We all learnt a lot and got what we hoped for from the day. Good resources provided.’ – Dave F, Duke of Yorks Royal Military School

 

‘Fantastic day! The pupils got so much out of it’ – Gerrie H, Tabor High School