Photography Blooms for Year 5s
The success of the annual ‘Year 5 Photography Program’ is gaining attention.
Twelve Primary students participated in weekly after school Photography sessions, led by one of Carey Harrisdale’s renowned Year 5 teachers along with Mr Mark Wagenaar, Carey’s gifted Group Operations Manager and expert photographer. The course aims to activate budding photographers, giving them the opportunity to explore different tools and techniques in photography,“we teach the children the basic concepts of photography, the technical information about a camera and its manual settings, how to explore light, movement, composition, day and night photography and how to capture the essence of the subject matter,” said the teacher.“On some occasions, the group explored different locations, for example, we visited Araluen Botanic Park and the South Perth foreshore. Parents accompanied the children and everybody enjoyed a great learning experience together.”
The photography course started in 2016 as an extension for students who have demonstrated an affinity with photography during the normal weekly computing classes, which focussed for a few weeks on general photography.
“For Mr Wagenaar and myself, the course permits us to share something we love (photography) with students who show some talent in that field and who may never have the chance to explore it,” comments the talented teacher. “It gives us great satisfaction to see them go from the beginner stage to the serious amateur level. Photography can be a lifelong hobby or even a great career.”
Families can view the impressive exhibition in the Carey Centre, just next to Timber Cafe at the Harrisdale campus.
A notable thank you to the generous and supportive Mr Murua from Carey’s secondary school and Mrs Rao for her unwavering support behind the scenes.