Move over, Jay Maisel

I just need to share some of the amazing work produced by Year 7 and 8 Brooklyn School children who I taught photography to this term! Most of the kids are shooting on tiny cameras that don't allow much manual control, and some are using iPads, so there was little point teaching them stuff like aperture and shutter speed. Instead the classes were all about learning to see things differently, changing your perspective, looking for light, shadows and texture, and zeroing in on your subject to eliminate distractions and create a strong, simple composition. I printed four of the best images from each student, and we held a Grand Exhibition opening yesterday, with long-standing Brooklyn commercial photographer Nick Servian as a guest of honour. This is just a small selection of their wonderful work - what do you think? :)

BELLA BURDON (on an iPad!):

LUCY CORRY:

RILEY WILLIS:

JOSEPH GALINKSI:

ALICIA LOWNDES:

AMY LOWNDES:

ADALIA HOARE:

AMELIA FOGG:

CHARLOTTE TAYLOR:

ELENI PREBBLE:

JADE CHANG:

EVA KERTON:

JOE CANNON:

ALEX CATTANACH:LACHLAN BRUCE:LOLA HENDRY:LIA-BELLE MENZ:MEGAN MUIR:SCARLETT CONNOLLY:ALEX KENDALL:

Kriti and Sayuj's Indian wedding

Helen and Simon's wedding at Ohariu Farm