Click, click, flash: Youth photography workshops

It’s all about framing.

Aperture.

Focus.

Lighting.

Composition.

Twenty four youths armed with digital SLRs and a keen eye for detail are exploring the beautiful harbour side environment outdoors at the museum in a photography workshop.

Youth photography workshops at ANMM

Youth photography workshop at ANMM

Youth workshops (for ages 8-14) have taken all shapes and sizes this year from printed t-shirts and temporary tattoos through to kinetic sculpture and indigenous weaving. Last holidays they took focus on the art of outdoor photography.

Participants were inspired by the photojournalism of Allan Villiers in Sons of Sindbad and lead through some technical tips and skills by the team from Spitting Image Photography.

While taking a snap might seem like a simple every-day activity, the art of producing high-quality, detailed and beautiful images is something altogether more difficult. Participants aced this challenge, producing incredible shots of maritime themed details: rusted anchors, seaweed-y pylons, bobbing buoys, ships rigging, canon handles and nautical knots.

Kids get to grips with camera technology

Kids get to grips with camera technology

A selection of stunning images by the participants in the youth photography workshop will be on exhibition outside the Peter Doyle Learning Centre at the Museum from mid-November.

– Annalice Creighton, ANMM Visitor Programs Officer

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