Monthly Archives: May 2015
Do Red Squirrels need our help?
I’ve found it really hard starting my education pack. I feel very out of my depth and doubting if I can do this. However, after creating a powerpoint (baby steps towards the real thing in InDesign!) and receiving some encouraging feedback from my peers, I feel confident to carry on with a similar style for “the real thing”. I need to change my font from Comic Sans. I’ve done some research and have decided on Sassoon Primary – reassurance is in the name! I am going to stay in contact with the primary school I visited and Vic from Camp Wild to test certain pages on whilst sending the information I am using to red squirrel experts so that I know I am doing the right thing for all angles of this project. I need to be careful with my image selection and need to edit down about 4 hours of recordings into less than 5 minutes to have as accompanying audio for my work – the children voices and engagement with the activities are priceless and I feel compliment my images extremely well.
I feel like I am on track to becoming the type of photographer I want to be, or at least in the field I want to be in if not a photographer. I want to have a purpose for my images and make a difference on this planet to help the wildlife and environment. I believe that this red squirrel project is the start of something new and exciting in my life that I hadn’t ever foreseen or could have predicted. In the video they talk of NGO, photographer and scientist working together, I feel I am half way there as a photographer working with a charity and conservation experts on a project. Once I have developed my work I am confident that there are many platforms out there that I can use and promote this conservation issue through photography, there are many options for this project and various different audiences to direct it at, I can just change elements of it. The message is still the same. For now though, educating the next generation is the most important thing. I feel very positive about the future.