THE work of famous American photographer Ansell Adams was researched by a Clonlara student as part of his photography course in St Munchin’s College, Limerick recently.
Conor Kinsella, Lisduff, Clonlara studied the different techniques used by Mr Adams and other photographers, as he captured the stunning beauty of scenery along the banks of the River Shannon.
The 17-year-old was one of the Fifth Year Leaving Certificate applied students who participated in this photography course under the tutelage of Philip Horan.
Having learned a huge amount from his new experience, Conor says he will definitely consider photography as a career choice.
Using his local environment as the subject for some of his photographs, he took several shots once something caught his eye, particularly on a fine day.
While the project focused on producing a photo album about Limerick City with his classmates, Conor was also anxious to capture some picturesque scenes around Clonlara, Doonass, the Castleconnell River and other locations on the banks of the River Shannon.
“It was great to get the opportunity to do something that I liked as part of my school project. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the project and studying something I hadn’t experienced before,” he said.
Students were asked to research different areas of photography. They produced articles on the Top Ten Tips to take the Perfect Photo, What are the Best Cameras on the Market on a Budget?, My Favourite Photographer and My Favourite Photographs.
By doing photography through ICT it was intended to give students a more in-depth exposure to the skills and understanding necessary to use computers in their future working lives
The son of Geraldine and Robert Kinsella, Conor has three sisters Amy (22), Saoirse (19) and Dearbhla (15).
Philip Horan said the LCA group took on the project with great gusto and were very interested in promoting Limerick City.
“Some of their photographs are excellent. It highlights some of the different ways students are learning in school and also gives their perspective on their home city and locality,” he said.