News & Events
- October 25, 2019
- Posted by: Malcolm Harrison
- Category: Uncategorized
The art department created an inclusive multi-media activity for students by conducting a photography excursion to the lake in order to help students to grow and expand their use and understanding of techniques and skills required when taking photographs at a higher level. They were encouraged to present a unique and personal visual outcome. Students were required to connect with the subject matter by having a more focused look at how to express simple beauty in an authentic and interesting way. The aim was to create a moment for these young creative students to combine and collaborate their artistic visions, social identities and creative viewpoints in a way that they could work together and by themselves to be inspired and capture the atmosphere in their environment. Students each submitted their best photography from the trip, which encouraged students to learn professional etiquette when presenting and submitting artwork.
The rest of the school and staff members took the liberty of voting for their favourite photograph. Calvin Xiong G12 came in the first place, he showed excellent technical skills by using fast shutter speed to capture the falling seed pods in sharp focus. Kris Li G12 came in second place with his photograph of the fallen leaves which showed he had used a high aperture to create a good depth of field within his composition. Dean Yang G2 came in third place with a photograph that drew our attention to the beautiful textures and complementary colours found on a rocky surface. Well done to all the other students who took part in this activity. It certainly gave the students a hands-on workshop that allowed them to capture and edit photographs first hand and to engage with new tools to create compelling visuals. The photography is on display on the second floor for a while longer so please take the time to have a look for yourselves.