Young 'Uns Shutterbugging Laguna Beach Photography Pros
|By Ellie Scharf|
The photo above by Ellie Scharf is one of two taken by 13-year-olds from the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach that won the Image Makers 2009 National Photography competition. The shots will now tour to various venues and events, including the Boys & Girls Club of America's national conference.
The other photo singled out by the Image Makers, which was made by Savannah Coinon, follows after the jump . . .
|By Savannah Coinon|
The Laguna Beach youth organization offers members ages 6-18 Image Makers as a year-round photo club through its Fine Art program. There they learn and practice black-and-white, color, digital and alternative process photography. The club then submitted participants' photography to the national competition, which also requires an essay from the shooters.
"To capture the world in the lens of a camera is not a skill, it is an art form," Scharf's essay began. "It is the art of reflecting ones self in their own image, to show that you understand your art and it understands you."