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trainee looking through a camera obscura they have made

Exploring different aspects of photography in Photoworks workshop.

Trainees studying our (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE had a brilliant time recently when they took part in a practical photography workshop delivered by Photoworks.

The workshop introduced trainees to various elements of teaching photography within the art and design curriculum. Many schools now deliver digital as well as more traditional areas of photography, sometimes with limited equipment. So this workshop was fantastic at teaching the basics of photography for trainee teachers to explore themselves, as well as learn how they might deliver this as a subject in the classroom themselves.

Trainees explored, recorded, experimented and discussed many different aspects of photography, and created pinhole cameras out of drink cans, made camera obscuras from shoe boxes. They also explored the functions of an SLR camera all through practical, fun exercises.

Course leader, Julie Howard said ‘It was great to see the students exploring photography in such a fun and accessible way. The workshop has taken the fear out of teaching photography in the classroom and everyone came away from the day, feeling inspired with dozens of creative ideas for projects they can now teach to their own pupils. Thank you Photoworks for delivering such a fabulous and useful workshop.”

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Christina Camm • October 24, 2023

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