Profile Four: Alannah M Year 10 (Artist Statement)
During the first week of the Term 3 school holidays (21/09/2015-25/09/2015) I did work experience with Stuart McEvory, a photographer for 'The Australian' newspaper. During this week I was able to tag along with Stuart during each of his assigned jobs. On the first day he didn't get assigned any jobs so he taught me about how to use my camera. I learnt more about shutterspeed, aperture and ISO which I have been learning about in Photography class with Miss Sid and how they work together to create a photo. While practicing these skills I was allowed to use the different lenses and lights they had at the office with my own camera.
During this week I had the opportunity to take photos of the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull while he was at Melbourne Eastern Community Legal Service at Box Hill introducing a package for women who are victims of domestic violence. I also had the opportunity to take photos of Bill Shorten while he was at Victoria University introducing an idea to make Further Education more affordable. Towards the beginning of the week I went with Stuart to a job taking photos of a Syrian refugee family; I didn't take any photos during that job but it was interesting hearing their story about why they came to Australia. On the last day of my work experience we went to Bendigo to take photos of a woman who is campaigning for a mosque to be allowed in Bendigo.
Doing work experience with Stuart was a great opportunity. I learnt so much about Photography and now have an idea about what being a Photographer involves.