Boys and Girls Club photos on display

Photos taken by teenagers participating in the Boys and Girls Club of South San Luis Obispo County are now on display and for sale at Café Andreini in the Village of Arroyo Grande.

Their works are the results of the first-ever photography program offered at the Oceano Teen Center. Since last November, teen center staff member Gina Barbosa taught the teens the basics of photography and exposure, including knowledge of shutter speed and aperture.

The students then held a photo contest and chose their best images for the exhibit, which will run through the end of June.

Barbosa says she plans to continue teaching and wants to expand the program so the teens can learn how to edit their photos using Adobe Photoshop.

“I wanted them to first concentrate on finding contrasts in nature before learning how to artificially create it,” she said.

All proceeds from photo sales will go directly to the teen center to benefit its members and programs.

Donations to the club can also be made at Café Andreini, 131 E. Branch St., or online at For more information about the club, visit its website or call 481-7339.