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Festive Focus – day 2

Things got a little more festive in the second day of our ‘Festive Focus’ Photography course.

Click here to see Festive Focus day one

We began the day by looking at some images of Christmases past and present, sourced from photographic archives.

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dsc_0016 dsc_0005 dsc_0004We then made some more photographs outside, using a range of household objects and props to make ourselves into sculptures and new characters.

This was a lot of fun!

dsc_0054 dsc_0062 dsc_0064 dsc_0069 dsc_0072 dsc_0078 dsc_0081 dsc_0083 dsc_0084 dsc_0086 dsc_0088 dsc_0096 dsc_0099 dsc_0106 dsc_0107We printed more photo’s and added to our collage work. The images became quite surreal, full of humour and creativity!

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Tug of war with a Regent’s Street star!dsc_0123

Buried in the Christmas tree?dsc_0125

Who’s that on a 1970′s TV?dsc_0128 dsc_0133 dsc_0134 dsc_0141

Who is hiding amongst the brass band?dsc_0145

I love these Christmas stockings made from wrapped children!!!dsc_0147 dsc_0149 dsc_0153 dsc_0159 dsc_0163We spent some time talking through yesterday’s story images, discussing how simple props and expressions can tell a powerful story quite simply!

dsc_0020 dsc_0024 dsc_0025 dsc_0030 dsc_0032 dsc_0035 dsc_0036 dsc_0041 We took short breaks to do some simple photographic activities.

Photographing hands and feet.

dsc_0164 dsc_0165 dsc_0166 dsc_0167And some more festive images!


We spent more time with the studio equipment to reinvent ourselves as sculptures once more as we had practiced earlier.

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Finally we presented our story images as a storyboard poster.

dsc_0178 dsc_0179 dsc_0180 dsc_0181 dsc_0187 dsc_0188 dsc_0189 dsc_0190 The children worked so hard over the past couple of days and created some stunning imaginative work. We look forward to seeing them again. Please keep in touch!










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