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I was invited to participate in a 4-H (Positive Youth Development and Mentoring Organization) event at Carlmont High in Belmont, CA, on Thursday, 11/9/17.  My cousin, Tricia and her husband, David are in charge of the Photography events where there will be sessions to teach basic principals.  Tricia and David are teachers at Carlmont High, and David loves photography as a hobby.  Tricia asked me to help in these training sessions where we can work one on one with the children and their parents to help them to use their cameras.  We will be going to different locations to shoot photographs in the next few months.

David and I talked about photography to a group of youth.  David emphasized the importance of telling a story with the photographs we shoot.  For our first photo shoot, we were allowed to walk on the sidelines of Bruce Usher Stadium and photograph the Carlmont Scots vs Mills Vikings football game. The assignment was to take pictures during the football game. It could be of the game itself, the fans in the stands, the cheerleaders, the mascots, or anything else we could think of. It was a lot of fun talking to the youth and their parents. We provided suggestions about how to take pictures during a football game. The youth had a great attitude and asked a lot of excellent questions. This was the first time that I was allowed to walk on the sidelines of a football game to take pictures, and I had a blast! It was so much fun! I thank Tricia and David for allowing me to have the opportunity to be a mentor to this great group of youth.

Here’s my story from my photographs.  The photographs above are in sequence for a particular running play.  The running back from Carlmont did an outstanding job breaking a tackle to gain extra yardage.  The Mills defense did an excellent job at team defense where there were multiple players tackling the running back.

I’m glad David reminded me the importance of telling a story thru our pictures.  In the above photographs, we can see the perseverance of Mills to bring down the running back.  Mills did lose in this game.  But we can see in the above pictures, they tried their best.  Btw, I am a Mills High School alumni.

Here’s the link if you are interested to learn more about 4-H