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In Turquoise we’ve been learning about the Amazon in Journey to the River Sea (our class book), fractions, where our clothes come from, jazz, time in French, tennis, parkour and, in science, we are learning about light and pinhole cameras.  And that is why Mr Pizzey came to talk to us on Wednesday 24th January.  Mr Pizzey is a teaching assistant in our school but that is not all.  He is a photographer!

He talked about pinhole cameras and told us about how he became a photographer (he used to take picture for newspapers and still does).  He showed us a lot of interesting photos that he took, such as the one with an ostrich egg pinhole camera (it took him 3 years to get a good snap of an ostrich and he was the first person to do that!).  Mr Pizzey had many sizes of pinhole cameras such as one he made using an old bin (a binhole camera!).

He also showed us how light works – it takes 8 minutes 20 seconds for light from the sun to reach the Earth. We learnt that light travels in straight lines which is why your photo will end up upside down.

Furthermore, he showed us some old cameras and film (used to capture images). You would slot it in the back and then you could take a photo.

It was fascinating.  Thank you Mr Pizzey.  You’re cool!

Daniel Sawyer and Theo Hewer

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