Saturday, 18 December 2010

Shoot for the Inspire Discovery Centre

A few weeks back I was asked to shoot a series of images which will go into the Inspire Discovery Centre's new website.  My brief was to photograph the team on their stand at a recent B2B Exhibition organised by the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, as well as photograph some of their activities and stands on a busy day.

The Inspire Discovery Centre is a wonderful place to visit if you have young kids and you live in or around Norwich.  Inspire's aim is to stimulate curiosity and interest in science and technology, and must I say this 42 year old found plenty to study and think about during the photoshoot and it's the sort of place where both kids and their parents can join into an activity that is both fun and a learning opportunity.  The Centre is housed in one of Norwich's finest mediaeval churches and provides an interesting setting as well as a huge floor space for activities. 

I start off this set with a picture of Shell and her team at Inspire with their business partners at the B2B. These include Inspired Change, Pink Connect and Repro Arts, along with other organisations that are helping Inspire Discovery keep going.  Unfortunately these are difficult times for the centre, and they are having to scale down their budgets in these difficult times.  It would be really sad to see the centre close down because it is a really special environment for parents who want to introduce a science biased learning environment to their young ones.  Inspire Discovery have a link to their donations website so as to enable people to donate whatever they can towards the cause.  Please donate generously if you can as it is an investment towards the local future generation.



I hope my images best illustrate Shell's team's hard work and the facilities of this Centre and in some small way generate more interest in what they do. From the photographic point of view, the challenge in this shoot was the poor lighting in the church, which was compounded by the fact that the shoot was held on an extremely gray and rainy day.  Gladly the low light capabilities in my D700 never fail to amaze me as well as the great performance of my trusty 50mm 1.4 which gives the best results possible in such conditions.
















For now best of luck Inspired Discovery!! Hope the new year brings you the long term funding which will secure your future!

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