This article by Jim Smith describes a way of generating photo opportunities that can contribute to assignments, projects materials and experiential learning to complement studying with the OCA.
I have generated photo projects with many organisations, including Action for Children; Adult Social Services; Age UK; Amnesty; the Alzheimer’s Association; Dignity in Care conference; Family Focus; a Business Improvement Group; an International Chamber Music Festival; a Cooperative Development Association conference; Woodland Trust; Order of St John Care Trust; Primary schools (x3); Relate; and Skill Share.
The common link in all of this is of course that these are voluntary or non-profit organisations, and I am a volunteer photographer. I give my time and effort, and in return I get access, and take photographs. For example, there are opportunities for street photography with the Business Improvement group, who want pictures of happy shoppers in town. As a learning experience, this is working with a client who wants such pictures, but not so that people are readily identifiable, and thus creates a challenge for the photographer to solve. So shots from a distance, or from behind people are best.
Read the full article: Give And Take Photography (pdf)