Are you a person who looks a details? Do you look at scenery around you and think that would make a great photo? Then you may look at life ‘through a photographer’s lens’. Several teens had the opportunity to learn more about photography and get expert advice from the professional photojournalists at Sony during our last Keystone conference. From earning some great camera equipment and learning tips from the rule of thirds to how to capture the emotion of the moment, these lucky teens embarked on a journey to develop their photography skills. In addition to taking great photos during the conference, these teens then went back to their Clubs and participated in photo experiences based on the themes below.
Please follow along as we go ‘Behind the Lens’ with the Sony ImageMakers Teen Photo Team:
Click on the links to view the photo stories for each theme.
What I Love About My Boys & Girls Club
Memorial Day: Thinking like a Photojournalist
Boys & Girls in the Club and Supporting Healthy Lifestyles
Community Service “In Action”
About the Sony ImageMakers Teen Photo Team:
Through Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s (BGCA) national partnership with Sony Electronics, Inc., BGCA sought talented young photographers in our Clubs to advance their photography skills through a special opportunity. This was open to registered Keystone Conference attendees who could demonstrate an interest in photography and a commitment to growing their talent in this art form. Congratulations to the following participants who were selected for this program!
|Teen’s Name||Boys & Girls Club Organization|
|Adrian A.||Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley|
|Angelina Z.||Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove|
|Danielle D.||James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn|
|Julia R.||JB Charleston Youth Program|
|Katrina W.||JB Charleston Youth Program|
|Regan A.||USAG Japan CYS Services|
ImageMakers is a year-round program that encourages Boys & Girls Club members ages 6 to 18 to learn and practice black-and-white, color, digital and alternative process photography. Club advisors are provided a resource guide full of fun, creative activity ideas for three skill levels and instructional videos as well as information on how to enter their members’ photos in BGCA’s annual photography contest. Club members’ photographs selected at the contest’s national level are exhibited at BGCA’s National Conference and other events. Each winning artist’s work is featured in a virtual gallery on the ImageMakers Web site, www.imagemakersbgca.org. The site also features resources, tools and fun, interactive activities designed to enhance Club members’ experience with photography. Through ImageMakers, BGCA and Sony Electronics, Inc. are encouraging youth at Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide to explore the latest in photography arts.
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