After the images I created for the flyer for Conwy youth Service. I have been asked to take a group of young people in Llysefean. Over 5 weeks I will do a basic photography project. This will entail simple skill building empowering the young people in a participating project. Hopefully getting them to do something new. I have an up coming project with the Youth Service. I have been asked would it be possible to make Andy Warhol type image for wall to brighten the club up. I need to provide a list of equipment of which they have a grant for by 16/9/10. In the list I will be requesting
I was asked would i be able to create the wanted effect. I come up with this idea as homage to Andy Warhol This first session began with me showing the young people some of Edward Maybridges work. A very early pioneer of photography. I also brought a twin lens Reflex camera in for the young people to compare to their mobile phones. As they both use screen technology. we created a pin hole camera using my digital SLR. this caused a bit of a stir with the young people as they didn’t believe it would work without a lens. The above results prove this theory wrong. After we had done this i gave the young people some digital compact cameras. I asked them to help me to get to know the youth club by taking pictures of the things or people they liked in the club. The second session was a little more structured. i asked the young people to take some Macro photography as they would interpret it. First of all i started off by showing the young people a medium format camera following on from last week TLR. I also told the youths that they had to use a tripod to get the correct exposure for Macro shot. So the would be no camera shake. The third session i introduced the young people to shooting with film. I had pentax manual film camera. I also brought in an old camera ans a disused lens. I wanted the young people to play about with lens and see how it worked. The disused range finder that I brought in was for them to practice putting film into a camera. Most of the young people had not seen film before. Once they started to use the film slr. I asked them to take one shot in portrait and one in landscape. They where shooting in black and white xp2 film h
The 4th session was about getting the young people to practice the basic skills that they had learnt from the previous 3 weeks. I set a very basic studio with a with sheet and a flash. I got the young people into groups of 2 for their images we got some good results.
Session 5 was set around Photoshop and a few brief basic skills. The photos from the previous week where to be edited on the night. I got the young people to pick the colours in the Andy Warhol Pop Art Style images. I find it interesting that some of the images have touched upon the stencil art we see from Banksey. This i down to the use of white in al honesty. A very fine line…
The young peoples work was for was for national youth work week. so a collection of differnt projects was shown here are some photos. The show was attended by local council representatives and various management from the youth service