When the caravan pulled into Hamilton library we discovered the best possible setting for teaching shutter speed in the summer…a water park just in front of the Library itself. We couldn’t have planned it better if we tried. This was the first of the full-day workshops that we offered. Sometimes what goes awesome in your head sometimes gets lost in translation when faced with a multi-aged audience. We learned from this workshop to hold the wellbeing work until after the kids have had a chance to play with cameras otherwise we lose them as their interest fades. But once they got in the camera gear they were away having a blast. We took them out to the water fountain park and several of the girls led gritty around like a show pony through the water blasts creating a fun fluid teaching environment for shutter speed. We then went on a wander looking for unique settings to take portraits and got to feature several of the beautiful and creative Hamilton murals. We returned back to the library after collecting our images and the kids got to vote on their favourite images which would determine which kids won the scholarship into the program.
We chased the main library workshop with a two-hour one the following day at Chartwell library.
This Workshop was supported by:
Creative Communities Hamilton