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Louis Teaching Photography

10 Dec

The center owes a huge thank you to Louis Kravitz for his hard work and generosity. He and his friends from home very kindly pooled together and managed to come up with 10 digital cameras for the center. Louis then brought these over from the US and spent two weeks teaching the children how to use them, and how to get the most out of them. Many of our children had never even had the opportunity to use a camera before, or if they had, it was one borrowed from myself or a visiting westerner. They were on cloud nine!

The kids trying out the cameras around the village.

The kids trying out the cameras around the village.

Louis patiently taught them all he could and I have rarely seen the kids so engrossed in a project. They were also very careful, respecting what had been given to them and treating the cameras properly. It was such a new experience for them and one we will now be able to continue.

Getting the right shots.

Getting the right shots.

It was great watching the kids, initially snapping photos of absolutely everything and filling the memory cards in minutes and then, as they learned more, slowing down, appreciating their surroundings, and producing more interesting shots. I could ramble on about how well the children did but instead it is easier (and more interesting) to show you. So while hundreds of photos were taken, I asked the children to pick out their one favorite shot to show everyone. These are the ones they picked:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA IMG_7895 IMG_7835 IMG_7810 IMG_5849 IMG_5763 IMG_3816 IMG_3776 IMG_1791 IMG_0060 IMG_0056 GE DIGITAL CAMERA GE DIGITAL CAMERA DSCN4904 GE DIGITAL CAMERA GE DIGITAL CAMERA DSCN4857 DSCN4732 DSC00323 DSC00291

As you can see they children have done a fantastic job and are really proud of what they have accomplished. Thank you again to Louis and friends for making it all possible.

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1 Comment

Posted by on December 10, 2012 in 2012

 

One response to “Louis Teaching Photography

  1. morris san

    December 21, 2012 at 5:06 am

    The photographs are wonderful. Louis is a very good teacher and what a brilliant activity for the children to learn. Perhaps they could make calandars, cards, to sell to raise funds. It would give then a purposfull as well fun activity, they could learn about cost and pricing at a basic level valualble early buisness experience. That is the teacher with 30 + years experience talking !
    Keep up the great work

     

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