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I run workshops and creative light events for schools.

I tailor my workshops to meet the required outcomes of teachers. Kids love playing with light, and it is a great way to develop their imagination and creative expression. It also helps them to understand the fundamentals of photography which is all about light.

I can also guide students to create light-inspired art performances for school festivals etc using my range of specialist light tools.

In addition to the pleasure and learning experience students can get from these activities the school also gets some memorable images to share with parents, the community and on social media.

Upon request I can forward a FLYER that details the scope of these services.  Just email me here: psolness@optusnet.com.au

I have conducted workshops and light events for both Secondary and Primary Schools, including: Abbotsleigh, Cranbrook School, Knox Grammer, St Aloysius College, Mount St Benedict, Danebank, The Macdonald College, Marsden High School, Gosford High School, Saint Patrick’s Marist College, Gilroy College, Glenwood High, St Scholastica's, Illawarra Grammar, St Augustines College, Emmaus Catholic College, Radford College Canberra, Newtown North Public, Daceyville Public, Woollahra Public.

I also run light painting experiences for students attending overnight camps on Cockatoo Island

TESTIMONIALS:

Photographer Peter Solness orchestrated the Field of Orbs to celebrate the school's centenary year, bringing one hundred members of the school community together in a light-based night event that more than met our expectations. Peter was sensitive to the site and the occasion and conceptualised, produced and perfected resources accordingly. He understood our aims and worked imaginatively and collaboratively with Visual Arts staff and senior Photography students to produce an astounding result.

 Peter is an excellent communicator, and meticulously planned and facilitated night workshops at school with VA staff and senior Photography students in preparation for the event. These workshops demonstrably enriched students' understanding and skills in photography, and resulted in trained 'orbsters' with leading roles in the production of the Field Of Orbs event.

 Thank you so much Peter, you have opened up a new world of night photography to our students!

 Fiona Crawford, Head of Visual Arts Cranbrook School, 1-6-2018

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 "Thank you so much for the Cockatoo Island workshop. It was really inspiring! The girls had so much fun and absolutely loved your ideas and techniques. They did not stop talking about it the next day, it was their camp highlight!"

Sophie Langford, Creative Arts Teacher, Danebank Anglican School 30.4.2016

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"Peter Solness has opened my eyes to more options in photography. His creativity and passion in light painting made for an amazing class where we learned so much about the cameras we used and how light interacts with our world. Going home, I couldn’t wait to try making my own photos and give a new life to ordinary objects that had been overlooked in the dark."

Callista Gosford High School  25.5.2016