This course is an exciting opportunity for children age 10-15 to learn the basic principles of photography using a fun approach which enables them to understand the art of photography by framing and recording light.
Ross Paxton, the course tutor, will use a large format camera similar to the ones used in the Victorian ages to demonstrate how this process directly relates to the use of the children’s own hi-tech digital cameras.
The aim of the course it to give children a basic understanding of photography and no previous experience is necessary.
About RossRoss Paxton was born in Whitby, North Yorkshire. He first came under the spell of photography over a decade ago in the Yorkshire dales. Using a combination of 35mm film and 4×5 inch camera Ross began to develop his own style but it was not until he studied Photography at the London College of the Arts that he really began to develop his skills.
Ross has published work in the UK and aboard. His photography has helped to fund WWT, The Camphill Trust and more recently the British Heart Foundation. He currently works as a freelance photographer covering events for the UK’s largest sports and events photography company.
His personal projects range from working with refugees on the Libyan border to cultural issues in and around London.
What to bring on the day
Essentials: Camera, appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear for walking and weather conditions.
Non essentials but highly recommended: Tripod, your camera manual, any other camera equipment you may own.
Cost: £10 per child including accompanying adult. Price does not include admission to the Centre for either child or adult. The course is limited to a maximum of 8 children. Booking essential: please call 020 8409 4400.
Don’t forget to enter your photos in the WWT Photography Competition