oil on water photography

Digital Summer Camp: Mini Macros

Thursday 30 Jul 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Challenge your photography skills in this unique abstract photography course for 12 - 16 year olds.

We will explore shape, colour, texture and lighting in photography through the abstract medium of oil on water. You will be challenged to take a series of abstract shots using food dye, cooking oil and water.

What you need:

  • Access to a computer/mobile device with Zoom
  • Coloured paper or printed colour background
  • Light source - e.g. torch, phone or tablet
  • Clear glass bowl or oven dish, plastic will work fine but may have varied results
  • Food dyes - different colours, red, yellow and blue work best
  • Cooking oil - olive or vegetable oil is fine
  • Camera or mobile device, preferably with a macro lens
  • Tripod - not essential but will help


This workshop is suitable for children aged between 12 and 16 years old. It will begin with a live* session at 11am. Participants will then have time to complete a creative activity. Another live session will complete the workshop and end at approximately 1pm.

Participants must be resident in Northern Ireland. A parent/guardian/care provider must register their child/children and be present during the workshop. Maximum of 3 participants per household. 

*Zoom Pro will be used for live sessions.