Art resources

Photography

No need to travel around the globe. 

It’s Our World and if you look hard enough you will find a scene on your own doorstep that is worth capturing. 

Photography is an art and skill that takes thought, time and practise. Here are a few tips to get you started:

Take your camera with you wherever you go as you will start to see your world differently:

  • Get outside and take photographs in natural light at different times of the day.
  • There are shadows at dawn and dusk that will give depth and bring out the textures of your subject
  • Try to keep horizons (any horizontal lines) level
  • Get up close if you are focusing on a natural form
  • Try different angles by changing camera positions. Lie on the ground or take the image from above
  • Look out for the wide variety of textures and interesting colours.
  • Photo Montage

The approach is the same as a collage but without the need for glue or scissors. You can share different views of your local landscape or cityscape by searching online or taking a selection of digital photo’s and uploading them onto a computer.

You can use a variety of tools on your computer to edit your photos by changing colours exposures and adding text and powerful messages in your work.