The students were picked to be part of the program and were highly creative and engaged. As we didn’t have the rainbow colour boxes due to the van breakdown, however we worked with them on the composition skills and even used the drone to give them a solid understanding of birds eye view images and then challenged them to go and get their own. Gritty the irish doodle joined us for the day and the students got a chance to practice their pet portraiture as well.
We worked with the Aroha’s Way Cards of emotions to help them understand the need to elicit an emotion in their viewer to have truly stand out imagery even if those emotions are curiosity or awe at beauty.
The rains had passed and there were brilliant puddles to jump and find reflections in. We expanded the composition training as well as the time we got to spend on the post production skills and the results showed it. We find that in the beginning when students first learn how to use the presets and the lighting and colour adjustments they go a bit nuts but that is all about experimenting until you find the style that really resonates with you. They got a solid introduction to the free programs and were able on their phones to make quite creative results with them.
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