Inspire students with a professional photography workshop run in your school!
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. They inspire pupils to be creative whilst giving some in depth knowledge on the skill of this medium.
Our photography workshops cover skills such as controlling visual 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 these can be tailored to specific needs on request.
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.
For 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 and you can also have two separate groups within one day if you wish.
Studio Lighting Workshops
Using studio lighting for portraiture can give striking professional looking results. In this workshop students will have a chance to use professional lighting equipment for studio portraiture.
Students 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 then use this knowledge to create their own portraiture which can be added into their own portfolios.
Pinhole Photography Workshops
Introduce pupils to the beginnings of photography by having them make their own pinhole cameras to take pictures with stunning results.
In this 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.
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 however this workshop is usually best delivered across a whole day with one group. All equipment is provided on the day but the school will need to provide a darkroom.
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.