Future Filmakers and Photographers called to Youth Cafe

Series of film and photography sessions at Elgin Youth Cafe
Series of film and photography sessions at Elgin Youth Cafe

YOUNG PEOPLE COULD take their first steps towards a career in photographic and video media – or simply learn some of the skills required to make the most of taking pictures as a hobby.

These could be the outcomes from a project being organised by the Elgin Youth Café as a tribute to talented photographer Eilidh Thomson, who sadly passed away in July 2014.

A series of ‘taster sessions’ delivered by photography, video and media specialists is being held at the Café in association with the Moray Youth Arts Hub-Ignite.

The senior youth worker at the Elgin Youth Café, Kate Armitage, said: “The aim of the project is to introduce young people to photography and filming and to develop their skills.

“We have been thrilled with the response from young people who have shown interest to participate in the taster sessions.

“The support from local photographers, film makers, The Moray Youth Arts Hub – IGNITE, Moray College and Moray, Banff and Badenoch Decorative and Arts Society, The Northern Scot, insideMoray and the Thomson Family has been tremendous.”

The project will launch on March 17 when those leading the series of taster sessions will be on hand to speak on what can be expected for those attending. Topics will include Pin-Hole, Portrait, Modelling, Group, Active, Landscape and Nature Photography and how the media use and develop video and still images for print and online.

The free evening sessions will begin on March 17 and continue weekly until April 18. For further information and to book your place on the Taster Sessions contact the Youth Café by calling 01343 548300 or by visiting www.elginyouthcafe.org