Early start for young snappers

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STUDENTS snapped to it when they visited popular Teesside beauty spots at the break of dawn as part of their college course.

A group of seven students studying on the creative media production diploma at East Durham College, in Peterlee, visited Roseberry Topping, near Great Ayton, and Saltburn-by-the-Sea.

The idea was for the students to capture Roseberry Topping at sunrise and to photograph real environments in non-classroom setting.

Media studies lecturer at the college, Mark Johnson, said: “The students were involved in planning the trip and decided they wanted to capture images of Roseberry Topping at sunrise.

“So it was a 6am start to catch the light.

“The visit gave the students a chance to think about the light source and their Sony DSLR camera settings.

“They had only limited time to ensure they used the camera correctly to capture the images they wanted.

“It was a great opportunity for them to photograph real physical environments, rather than just studying in the confines of the classroom.

“The whole project was designed to give the students the opportunity to plan and work like a professional photographer would do.

“They had to research locations, consider the light source and then visit the locations to take landscape images,” he added.