You need to have JavaScript enabled to view this video clip.


A simple introduction to taking photographs of people and how to compose a good photograph. Kirsten O'Brien follows a press photographer in a busy city centre to learn how to select a subject, compose a picture and take a photograph without missing the opportunity.
This clip is from:
First broadcast:
4 December 2009

Classroom Ideas

To extend children's photography skills from snapping what they see to considering the basics of composition, this clip provides a range of starter ideas. This could be particularly useful to watch prior to a school trip where you wish the children to create a well composed photostory of their excursion. After watching the clip, it would be useful to give the children the opportunity to practise their new composition skills on each other. In addition, the composition skills are very useful when using photography to create a comic book.