The Blaen-y-Maes Boys

Today we’ve been running a drop-in photography workshop in Blaen-y-Maes Community Centre. Workshops in the school holidays are always exciting because you never know who is going to show up or what they’re going to create. It can vary from minute to minute and from attention span to attention span. Working with children can be the most challenging but also the most rewarding.

The first challenge was our young participants getting over their disbelief that I was readily handing them a camera. Yes, I haven’t met you before. Yes, I’m trusting you with some expensive equipment. Yes, I believe you’ll come back with them in one piece. Thankfully our young people rose to the challenge of their new-found responsibility in looking after an expensive piece of kit. In fact they rose so high they almost flew.

None of our participants had used a camera before but they really delivered some awesome pictures. I can’t wait to go back and do more with this talented bunch. We’ll be at Blaen-y-Maes Community Centre on the last two Tuesdays of this month if you want to come in and join in the fun.


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