Sunday, 24 June 2018

Youngsters display results of photography coaching

CHILDREN are holding an exhibition in Sonning Common village hall after they were given lessons in photography.

CHILDREN are holding an exhibition in Sonning Common village hall after they were given lessons in photography.

Members of Club SC took photographs of static objects such as soft drink cans and chess pieces as well as moving objects including snooker shots.

The best pictures were selected and are on display until the end of April.

Richard Pinches, a commercial photographer from Marlow Road, Henley, held workshops for the 45 members at the youth club over two nights.

He said: “I was trying to get them to inspire them and get them to look at photgraphs through different eyes.

“I wanted them to look for colour, form and camera angles. Some of them were very engaged - two guys had never held a camera before and were motivated by it.

“The core of the group really enjoyed it and two of them wanted their parents to by them a camera afterwards.”

Youth leader Becky Jenkins said the group enjoyed their lessons and came away with new skills.

She said: “I like to offer different activities and they really enjoyed seeing their pictures on display, which they can come and have a look at with their friends during the Easter holidays.

“I was really surprised how nice they all look and how they look as a whole in the display. I think it’s great for them to see their work here rather than just on a computer.”

Max Maughan, 13, from Chiltern Edge School, said: “I really liked looking at shots from different angles. I took a photograph of Richard taking a shot in snooker and he showed me how blurring movement can make the picture.”

Ethan Hylton, 11, a pupil at Sonning Common Primary School, added: “I learned quite a lot and I can see myself wanting to do more photography in the future.”

The club is looking for more volunteers, including people to hold workshops. Anyone interested should contact Ms Jenkins on beckclubsc@hotmail.co.uk



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Caption: Club SC youth leader Becky Jenkins, back left, and photographer Richard Pinches, who held the workshops, back right, with members Max Maughan, 13, front left, and Ethan Hylton, 11

CHILDREN are staging an exhibition at Sonning Common village hall after being given lessons in photography.

Members of the Club SC youth club took photographs of static objects such as soft drink cans and chess pieces as well as moving objects including pool balls being played.

Their best images were selected for the exhibition, which will run until the end of the month.

Richard Pinches, a commercial photographer from Henley, held workshops for the 45 youngsters at the club over two nights.

He said: “I was trying to inspire them and get them to look at photographs with different eyes. I wanted them to look for colour, form and camera angles. Some of them were very engaged — two guys had never held a camera before and were motivated by it.”

Youth leader Becky Jenkins said: “They really enjoyed seeing their pictures on display, which they can come and have a look at with their friends.”

Max Maughan, 13, said: “I took a photograph of Richard taking a shot in pool and he showed me how blurring movement can make the picture.”

Ethan Hylton, 11, a pupil at Sonning Common Primary School, said: “I learned quite a lot and I can see myself wanting to do more photography in the future.”

The club is appealing for volunteers, including people to hold workshops. Anyone interested should email Ms Jenkins on beckyclubsc@hotmail.co.uk

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