Electric December Photography Session

We had a very dynamic, creative and fun day yesterday at the Pervasive Media Studio. Students from the BTEC Media course at Fairfield High School came over to take photographs for the Electric December website backdrops. These are the visual treats we’ll eventually use to put the film calendar onto, and in keeping with the ideas behind the project, we wanted to get 24 different pictures that would change each time the screen was refreshed, and that would reflect the values of the project- Shoot, Share, Show.

Directing a shot in Anchor Square!

Directing a shot in Anchor Square!

The session was run by Kirsty Mackay, a really fantastic local photographer who has worked (among others) with photographer and film director Anton Corbijn. We kicked off the day by going through the brief, then Kirsty showed the guys how to use the cameras. After everyone had got a feel for the equipment, everyone was assigned a different visual element they each had to concentrate on, which were colour, shape, texture and pattern. After this exercise and some lunch, everyone was let loose around Bristol to take some snaps, drawing on some of the ideas they’d looked at earlier in the day. Each student came up with some brilliant and highly imaginative results, which can be used on the finished website. Well done, Fairfield!

Kirsty goes through a brief camera induction.

Kirsty goes through a brief camera induction.

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