Basic Rules and Instructions

Photographer Roles and Responsibilities

We very much appreciate your willingness to volunteer as a youth photographer for this project. You have agreed to document through photography your thoughts and feelings about living in this county and then give these photos and thoughts back to your community, so that community members and leaders will learn about the local realities for youth and will spearhead actions to improve conditions. We hope that together we will create a portrait of our community that will guide us in our work of creating the most “youth-friendly” community we can.

Your Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Attend the opening workshop on June 10th from 4:00 – 6:00, where we will discuss the goals of the project, learn how to use the equipment, and talk about how to visually capture your ideas in photographs.
  • Attend one of two follow-up meetings, either on Tuesday, June 24th or on Wednesday, June 25th from 10:00 – 2:00. We’ll spend this meeting examining, discussing, and editing our pictures. These pictures, along with descriptive captions you will write for them, will be the basis of a traveling exhibit that will provide a youth voice to the community.
  • Keep track of and guard with care the camera and gear loaned to you (camera, batteries, battery charger, lens cap, and memory card in the camera).
  • Please return your camera and gear when you agreed to so that others in your group can have equal access. You will have access to it yourself for two days or so.
  • Please limit your pictures to around 50 in order to leave space on the memory card for others.
  • Please return this form signed by a parent/guardian to your sponsor (or with your own consent if you are over 18 years of age).
  • Please respect the privacy of others and their property when taking pictures. Though it can reduce spontaneity, make sure that ANYBODY you photograph signs a written release. Forms are in your folder.
  • Each time you take a picture, write down your reason for taking it, and your thoughts about how this subject shows something supportive in your life or something that brings you down. You must bring this journal to the next workshop.

Your name and signature ___________________________________________

Parent/Guardian’s name and signature ___________________________________