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Weekly Photo Challenge

During this difficult time we'd like to share and celebrate the world around us. Everyday items or things you may see on a walk or in your garden. We'd love you to share your creativity by sending us your photographs interpreting a different weekly theme.

Here are the entries for our 'Spring' Challenge - can you see your work?

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This week the theme is Pets or Animals - Send your photo entries in JPEG format to us on the email WeeklyChallenge@sellyoak.bham.sch.uk by Wednesday 10th June

 Top Tips for taking Great Photos

1. Use gridlines to balance your shot, follow the rule of thirds- e.g. look at the last photo shown here.  

 

2. Zoom in, get close to improve detail. 

 

 

3. Try different viewpoints, e.g. a bird's eye view, reverse this, crouch low down for a child’s viewpoint. 

4. Avoid using the flash, take photos in natural light with the sun behind you.

 

 

5. Lose the filters but explore the editing tools.

  

6. Check the background, make sure there is nothing to spoil the shot.

 

 

 

7. Turn your phone sideways, hold it steady.

 

 

8. Clean the lens!

 

 

9. Have fun and don't take it too seriously

 

The challenge is open to all students and staff and entries will be shared here on the website each week.