Monthly Archives: February 2015

young photographers #2: more action poses…

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…More fantastic action shots from my young photography class (see previous post here):

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As I have said before in this blog, apart from the fact that it’s always going to be useful to know how to take a decent photograph, if this skill is combined with Photoshop abilities it can be the start to a vocational career for these kids.

evening walk…

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another evening walk to see what i can see…
monkeys by the water…some have babies so can be aggressive, but i love to watch them, they are so HUMAN…

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…a nice thing about coming back over the years…a stroll in neighbouring villages means i will always bump into people i know, brothers Joshua and Job (left and right) were village boys whom i taught, both really good at art, now at college and studying elsewhere.

IMG_0529 IMG_0538 village kids having a whale of a time as they FINALLY fix the road in Buddavaram…

IMG_0543Mia boils water outside her home…but she wants a better picture so grabs a friend and poses in front of an autorickshaw…

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young photographers #1: action poses…

DSCN0359i took this shot of Bhavani Prasad, but all the images in the slide show were taken by my students.

Admittedly it’s not always easy to manage a class of extremely excited children who have been given a camera for the first time. However I wanted all age groups I taught to have the opportunity to take photography lessons so this year i brought three extra “kid proof” cameras with me. A lot can be learned through photography; composition, how light works, movement and how it affects a photograph, team work, cooperation, patience and perseverance…

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I also think that the responsibility and trust that comes with handing over a piece of equipment to manage and use themselves proved to be a valuable lesson and also a boost to their self esteem.

Will post plenty more as so many great photos were taken