CAMERAS IN THE LIBRARY
Our Cameras in the Library program is a super fun, hands-on, immersive
introduction to digital photography. Participants also take and print their
own photos in the workshop with the opportunity to have them featured in our online Student Gallery and in our annual Project Kids & Cameras Student Exhibit event.
• This is a FREE program.
• Digital cameras will be provided for use during the workshop.
• Students will take home one photo print.
The Key Knowledge Students Learn in a Cameras in The Library workshop:
How to compose better photos using using conventional and unconventional techniques.
How shooting from different vantage points can turn an average photo into one with impact!
How to use the elements of design (lines, colour, shape, pattern, texture) to create
photos with emotion and energy!
How to properly handle and use a camera and its awesome modes and features!
How a good photograph combines both artistic and technical skills.
Iana Georgieva-Kaluba,Branch Head, Oakwood Village Library & Arts Centre
In May and June 2019 Oakwood Village Library had a chance to collaborate with Diana Nazareth and offer a series of eight photography sessions for children under her facilitation and with funding from Cultural Hotspot that she had applied for, after we had discussed the opportunity for a partnership.
The program was great! We had full registration and a waiting list. There is interest and demand in the community for such kind of hands-on activities that are lead by a professional, our neighbourhood needs more after-school programs that are accessible and of quality. The library is a great place to offer such programs to make them more accessible to our local children, youth and families and fills in a gap in services.
All the kids were very pleased with their newly-acquired skills and very proud of their accomplishment. The parents attended a final day opening of the participants' photo exhibition in the library and were all very grateful for the program and shared how much the children have enjoyed it.
Diana is excellent to work with. Communication was easy, timely and smooth since the early stages of planning to the small details. She was flexible with what would work in library settings and open for feedback.
I felt very confident in her and her program assistant. Diana ran a very well-thought, age-appropriate program, with all supplies provided and sessions planned.
Should we ever have an opportunity to work with her, if funding is available, I am confident our community would benefit from such programs further on.
Thank you Diana.