Over the course of this year, I have been working with my school and documenting the new "enrichment scheme" that has been put into place for students". My periods for shooting are split into 6 sections for each term and so far I have shot 2.
It has been really interesting and fun working with and around the school, students and staff challenging myself to capture creative and story telling images.
- The Events and Activities -
RGS did an amazing job in creating a huge range of activities which I was lucky enough to be able to shoot.
Golden Oldies -
Golden Oldies is an activity where a group of students go to a local retirement and spend time with some of the residents. It was really nice to spend time with people who had such amazing stories and were very interested in what I was doing! The lighting where I was shooting was even and soft meaning that my only main focus was on creating images that would show the students talking and having fun with the residents.
Bouldering is one of the most active activities that students are offered with. We would go down to Bristol Clip n Climb and the Students would begin climbing according to their different strengths and abilities. Whilst shooting, it was interesting to find different angles and vantage points from where I would be able to get some creative shots.
- Quick Tip -
When shooting climbing, get all the way above your subject and shoot down on them. This can really help you to get close to your subject and show focus.
I had never shot climbing before and I definitely learnt a lot from shooting this activity. The lighting wasn't great and shooting above and down a wall is definitely an angle that I'd never thought about before but worked really well.
Alongside the off-site activities, I also wanted to document some of the many activities that took place in school. Some of the activities that I shot included,
Young Enterprise -
Food For A Fiver -
Martial Arts -
Forensic Sciences -
Art and views from the school -
Below are a selection of the best photos from across al the activities- Enjoy!