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.
The 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.