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Primary Photography club

Discussion in 'Primary' started by meeow99, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. I work in a primary school and am interested in starting off an after-school photography club. Does anyone have any experinece of running such a club, and could offer any tips on what worked/didn't for them, or any "need-to-know" stuff. I'm quite a keen amateur photographer myself, and just want to extend that enthusiasm to some of the children, and pass on some skills. Was thinking of a mixture of taking shots, and then a little image manipulation each lesson, if time allows. Had in mind to try and do some portraits of some description (maybe as a magazine or CD cover type of portait?), some close up, and making use of our school grounds. We will only have compacts, nothing too fancy!! but want to make the most of what we have. Any suggestions please!
     
  2. I know this is an old post but I find myself in a similar situation to you. I would be interested to know what you did and how it went!
    I'm an NQT and already regretting agreeing to run a club! I need all the help I can get!
    Thanks!
     
  3. GARDEN24

    GARDEN24 New commenter

    A nice easy club is a film club. The FilmClub supplies films which you request, the kids love the popcorn and squash or toast - and it's very cosy for Autumn evenings. You can even mark your books at the same time. I'll be staarting mine again soon.
     
  4. I ran one that the children loved. The only reason I stopped was that it had to run at lunchtime; I had to borrow cameras from the other teachers, but had to commit to downloading and deleting within 10 mins of lunch ending. V. frantic. I organised it based on themes so one fortnight we might focus on texture around the school grounds; candid photos (stressing that they had to be appropriate); super-macro photography - hugely successful with the proper instruction; unusual point of views; natural framing etc etc. it really was a lovely club. Instead of running a frantic, weekly affair, I run a whole day workshop annually now. Some of the work produced was genuine;y stunning so it can be hugely rewarding.
     
  5. hammie

    hammie Lead commenter

    interesting, the PE manager at my new school, takes NQT and new teacher volunteer details, then tells you that he will not allocate you a club for the first half term. I think this is a very sensible approach and should be more widespread!
     

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