Pupils get creative behind the lens

JOANNE BENNETT
Last updated 05:00 30/11/2013
jack rushton, emily mackenzie, annika roper
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SAY CHEESE: Jack Rushton, Emily Mackenzie and Annika Roper have contributed to the photographic exhibition on show in the school hall.

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Bluestone School pupils have been getting snap-happy, and have their works presented in a photography exhibition at the school.

Teacher Alison Coombridge shared her passion for photography by teaching a unit to all of the school's year 7 and 8 pupils, and selected 10 who showed creative potential to go on a field trip to Steph and Dougal McCullough's farm, where they were let loose with cameras in hand.

Annika Roper found herself face-to-face with a bull. She escaped unscathed, and had some brilliant photographs to display back at school.

Mrs Coombridge has taken pupils to Oamaru and to Moeraki in the past, but wanted to get them to photograph something away from the seaside for a change.

"The teaching focused on taking close-up photographs, exploring different angles and perspectives, and focusing on key subjects."

The school has a collection of cameras, and a few pupils were lucky enough to have their own. Hardly any filters were used when processing the images.

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- The Timaru Herald

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