OYBC Members View the World a Little Differently

Ten students gathered from all over the central Ohio area to pick up some great photography tips from Tim. The best thing that OYBC member Clare said she learned were the key elements of a good photo, better known as LLIMBO: lines, lighting, interest, message, background, and off-center.

After Tim’s presentations, the students were sent off on a photo scavenger hunt to take shots of something with thorns, something orange, something that starts with the letter L, something alive, and other challenging subjects. Cameras in hand, they spread out around the farm and could be seen crouching next to an old water pump, on their bellies near a field of wildflowers, and up in a tree for a true bird’s eye view.

Sharing PhotosAs dusk fell, everyone gathered around the campfire for hot dogs and s’mores, while looking over each other’s shoulders to compare photos. At the end of a wonderful day with new and old friends, everyone loaded onto a wagon for a moonlit hayride.

OYBC member Ada summed up her day at the workshop. “My favorite part at Prairie Rose Farm was sitting in the deer stand with Jacob and Clare. It was very scary, but when you looked out on the field, it was so worth it. I also enjoyed the very ‘old time’ swing and going on a hike with Jacob, where we found eight deer ribcages and tried the local raw corn (which I do not recommend). Then, at the end of the day, it was great to sit around the campfire and drink hot apple cider. But, even though that was all really, really fun, I most enjoyed the hay ride because we got to see all the stars and hay rides are awesome!”

For the adults and parents who were there, it was a fantastic outdoor experience that Mindy described as “very enriching” for her kids. “We are thankful to be surrounded by such wonderful people in a very healthy environment,” she said, acknowledging one of OYBC’s goals: encouraging young people to spend more time outside, appreciating nature.

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