I had a lovely time working with The Princes Trust again on this charity photography shoot, where I had been asked to attend one of their Stem Sessions at their Kennington Training centre.
The Princes Trust are working on a Digital Skills Report with tech company Samsung, and the London School of Economics (LSE), looking at how young people use technologies today and the effects this has on both their well-being and prospects for getting into work. So attending one of the Stem Sessions, was a great opportunity to grab some photographs of the young people in action.
It was great to be on site for a few hours as it allowed me a chance to build up some rapport and trust with the attendees so they were comfortable with me photographing them.
As always, on a shoot, if you’ve got a photographer, it’s also a great opportunity to grab any other shots you can use for your organisation and, in this case, just getting some general shots of the attendees of the centre doing what they normally do, such as preparing lunch in the communal kitchen, was useful for them;
As well as showing some of the young people hanging out and, in this case, having quite an in depth conversation about Games of Thrones!
For the actual report, we also set up some shots of the technology being used on site, which would help illustrate and communicate some of the issues more easily:
We finished off the day by attending a woodwork workshop, which was great fun to watch and really had me wanting to get my hammer and tool-kit out when I got back home!
To find out more about the Stem Sessions, check out The Princes Trusts’ website: www.princes-trust.org.uk