Picture perfect primary pupils

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As they get ready to say goodbye to the school some P7s from Duns Primary have been getting snap happy for their own photography exhibition.

The showcase received its grand opening on Monday when parents and relatives made the trip to cast their eyes over the photographs taken by the youngsters.

‘The Berwickshire News’ also went along and its fair to say the pupils were proud of their efforts and deservedly so.

The exhibition covers a variety of topics with most of the children having more than one image on show.

Niamh Dempsey, Eliza Master, Jade Longstaff, Amy Ward, Amy Kennialli, Susanna McEwen and Demi Jones are all members of Duns Primary Camera Club and have all been honing their photography skills since beginning classes with their teacher Mr Liddington last year.

They’ve learned how to take all manner of shots of subjects from people to every day objects and materials.

Eliza said she liked to catch people off guard and photograph them when they weren’t really expecting it and singled out a picture of one of her friends in the playground as her favourite in the exhibition.

Suzanna singled out her picture of a P5 pupil looking deep in thought as her favourite while Jade opted for her shot of water being poured as her favourite.

All the girls said they were all keen to pursue photography in the future and had learnt quite a lot about the work that goes into getting the best picture possible, the importance of good lighting being one of the main things.

Mr Liddington said the group of budding photographers had made real progress over the past year and that there was a great deal of potential to work with.

“I’m really proud of what they’ve come up with; there’s a really good mix of pictures,” he told ‘The Berwickshire’.

“They’ve all done really well but there a few in particular who seem to have a really good eye for a picture and know to wait for the right moment before pushing the button.

“I tried not to direct them too much; I want them to take what they think is a good picture.

“Being able to do things digitally was a real plus.

“There’s now a higher photography class at Berwickshire High and I’ve mentioned to the teacher there that there’s a few keen photographers to keep an eye out for!”