The first two hour, School Holiday Photo Fun sessions were held in Huonville from the 7th to the 11th January 2013 for children aged 8 to 12 years. The aim was to give the children attending, a little theory and photography practice, be there for guidance and questioning, and hopefully improve their photographic skills, confidence and perception.
Each photography day posed new challenges for the group. We approached subjects such as, architecture, portraiture, animals and street photography. The locations were chosen to encourage them to view any subject as worthy of photography and to consider lighting, shape, balance, tones, perspective and texture.(among other aspects)
It was extremely rewarding for me to guide them and watch their rapid improvement. Over the course of the week, the small group of children managed to take over 2,200 frames. There were so many great shots, an impromptu exhibition was put together displaying about 200 of their best images. We had the opening of the exhibition on the 2nd February at the Hallway Gallery, Huon LINC – 1 Skinner Driver Huonville.
The exhibition will be running until the end of February 2013. It is well worth a visit to view the talent of these young people.
Many thanks to Huon LINC for their support of the program and for generously suppling the exhibition prints.
Thanks also to the Tasmanian Fire Service for making our Huonville Fire Station visit possible and most interesting, Mitre10 Huonville for allowing us to take over the garden section, the Thayer family at Mill Cottage Farm for their hospitality and access to the farm and animals, and the Glen Huon Primary School for loaning us cameras as back up equipment and for those who did not possess a camera.