The day started with Jon & Vicky from Periscope sharing their top tips on how to look for the unusual within the everyday by playing with angles, shadows, textures and different perspectives. They explained that it doesn’t matter what kind of camera you have, you can create really interesting photographs by looking for these things, even just using your phone! Once we were all set up with cameras, we set off towards Newsham Park with a list of things to look for (take a photo with parallel lines, take a photo of something broken, take a photo of a letter in the alphabet).
Then it was time for everyone to pick their favourite photographs and to share them with the group. There were some fantastic results with so many different and interesting shots from the group – some of which you can take a look at in our gallery below.
It was a really enjoyable day and I think everyone was surprised at how much there is to notice around our local area when you start to look closely. It was also a great start for our 2019 photography competition which kicks off this week. We’re looking forward to seeing more of the amazing photos of our area that people across our community come up with this year!