Amazing Autumn colours at the Arboretum.

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to take two of my little students over to the beautiful Westonbirt Arboretum down in Tetbury.

I haven’t been there for years and thought that during half term we should make a trip to this colourful and magical place.

One of my students is currently studying for her Levels and is also doing a Duke of Edinburgh Gold award in the skills section. With her skill being the art of photography and understanding her camera and the settings.

We have weekly/monthly sessions where we learn new skills and I set projects to develop and guide her photographic learning. To complete the award she must complete a certain amount of hours and set herself targets to achieve.

This month we went for our little trip to the Arboretum as I felt we needed to explore different lenses and how they can change the images that you shoot. So we took along a few different lenses and experimented taking a variety of shots of the impressive Acer trees around the park.

We also decided to look for abstract shapes colours and textures. The Aboretum was the prefect location for this and we got some incredible images.

The colours were just breathtaking as you can see a complete rainbow! I would urge anyone to go and visit at this time of year to see nature at its best!

Its was lovely to see the late Autumn sun shining through the leaves and creating depth and movement.

I love it when I see that my students are pleased with the results they achieve with just a little guidance and more understanding of the camera and the way the various settings can affect the outcome of the final image.

Saraya x

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