Urban Youth Discover Nature in Their Own City

Workshop Part of 100 Years of Arts in the Parks

Working with the U.S. National Park Service and the Crissy Field Center’s Urban Trail Blazers program, BAYCAT helped youth connect to nature in their own back yard, with the opportunity to be inspired to create artwork from it in an outdoor photography workshop, learning to use DSLR cameras.

Woodline 1The workshop was created with BAYCAT STUDIO so that we could also document the youths’ experience at the Woodline in the Presidio for the U.S. National Park Service video series that we’re creating to celebrate 100 years of arts in the parks. BAYCAT wants to encourage other urban youth and families to get out and explore the wonders of their parks, as well as to create their own art in them.

Students were able to learn digital photography techniques, including lessons on understanding perspective, and how to photograph a subject. Here are some of our favorite shots. Hopefully you’ll be inspired to seek out some of the beautiful sights just outside our doors.

Thank you to the Urban Trail Blazers team, and our BAYCAT student volunteers who helped us teach other youth during the workshop.

Perspective Photography

Perspective - Photo by Moona

Perspective – Photo by Moona

 

Perspective – Photo by Stephanie

Perspective - Photo by Chastity

Perspective – Photo by Chastity

Perspective - Photo by Samaa

Perspective – Photo by Samaa

Perspective - Photo by Nickie

Perspective – Photo by Nickie

Perspective - Photo by James

Perspective – Photo by James

Perspective - Photo by Dylan

Perspective – Photo by Dylan

Perspective - Photo by Noah

Perspective – Photo by Noah

Perspective - Photo by Amy

Perspective – Photo by Amy

Perspective - Photo by Matthew

Perspective – Photo by Matthew

Subject Photography

Subject Photography - Photo by Chastity

Subject Photography – Photo by Chastity

Subject Photography - Photo by James

Subject Photography – Photo by James

Subject Photography - Photo by Amy

Subject Photography – Photo by Amy

Subject Photography - Photo by Dylan

Subject Photography – Photo by Dylan

Subject Photography - Photo by Nickie

Subject Photography – Photo by Nickie

Subject Photography - Photo by Samaa

Subject Photography – Photo by Samaa

Subject Photography - Photo by Moona

Subject Photography – Photo by Moona

Subject Photography – Photo by Matthew