Biggin Hill students show off their camera skills

Fashion faces by Mollie Coomer

Fashion faces by Mollie Coomer


The world of fashion, the natural environment and miniature art were all inspiration for A-level photography students at Charles Darwin School in Biggin Hill who gave the Times a sneak peek at the work they’ve been doing this year.

Untitled by Andrew WalkerUntitled by Andrew Walker

The pupils played around with aperture, perspective and macro photography to create this fantastic selection of pictures.

Teacher Ross Matthews, explains: “These are selection from the exercises we set the students at the start of the course to train their photographer’s eye. The aim is to learn to see the world as a series of colours, shapes, patterns and textures which they can use when composing a photograph.”

Circles by Bryony RolfeCircles by Bryony Rolfe

James Clark (Trip): “The surrealist photographer Jerry Uelsmann was my inspiration to experiment with false perspective. I enjoyed creating a photograph which appears to be real but is physically impossible.”

David Constable (Man Made vs Organic): “I was experimenting with macro photography and looking at how we combine the natural world with technology.”

Man made vs organic by David ConstableMan made vs organic by David Constable

Mollie Coomer (Fashion Faces): “I was inspired by the colour and images of fashion photography.”

Andrew Walker (Leaf Raft): “I was experimenting with aperture and was inspired by the work of Slinkachu to capture miniature figures in a large world.”

Trip by James ClarkTrip by James Clark

Bryony Rolf (Circles): “I was set the task of taking lots of shots of different objects from above which were the same shape. The discipline was to make them all the same proportions so that they could be put together.”

Alice Wardle (Alphabet): ”I was trying to find as many different shapes around school which mirrored the formal easily recognisable letters of the alphabet. I was pleased with the variety in my final composition.”

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