Shutter Speed: A Digital Exchange 2011-2012

Shutter Speed: A Digital Exchange 2011-2012

Creative Junction partnered with two local artists and young people from Slough to work on a digital photography project. Young people looked at language and the words they use to communicate with each other to uncover their true meaning. This resulted in them being able to create a response to these words using photography as a medium.

On the project the participants were introduced to new camera equipment beyond the typical point and shoot camera and learnt things like shutter speed, aperture, exposure and the principles of how to take great photos. They even had an opportunity to explore techniques in the dark.

The young people drafted a shortlist of some of their favourite words and created pictures to portray what those words meant to them. Using the Creative Junction e community, a free on-line tool to enable young people to communicate with peers in other places, the young people received some new words from other young people in the USA, South Korea, Indonesia and Hong Kong and created photographic responses to what they thought those new words meant. These photos were shared with their new international friends in the hopes that they will spark more photographic responses to what those young people know and identify those words to mean.

An on-land exhibition was also held at Slough Library.