My recently completed Teen Photography Class had 10 students this time! That means we had TEN gorgeous Color Hunt Collages. After doing this for the last year I feel like I have run out of colors to hunt. This time, the class challenged me to Black. Not a problem at all to find black here given that my wardrobe is 97% black , I love all my vintage black cameras and I am slightly obsessed with Batman...
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I have loved teaching the Teen Photography Club classes and watching novice photographers start to view their world through different perspectives and through their own 'lenses.' Following is a sample of work from Ainsley in the autumn class. First up is her HERO Image, in just the first assignment she shows a good understanding of exposure and composition. Next is her Color Collage using different camera perspectives. Third is her portraiture assignment for "15 Minutes of Fame" and I am impressed with how well she handled a very tricky back-lighting situation. Well done Ainsley!
The 2017 dates for my Kids and Cameras series are now available for booking. These are project-based photography classes designed for all ages and levels of abilities. We learn about camera operation and using advanced modes, focusing, composition, perspective, lighting, and expanding our creativity all while doing hands on photography projects. Learn how to take stellar photographs, get them OFF your camera, printed, and IN your hands. There are three series of classes ready for booking.
Kids And Cameras is open for 4th and 5th grade students, and runs for 4 Saturday dates, classes are an hour and a half. Assignments are given each week. $100. Budding photographers will need a digital camera, either a Dslr with lens or a 'point and shoot' model is acceptable for this class.
Teen Photography Club is for students aged 13-17, and class is held for 5 Saturday dates for an hour and a half each meeting. $125 There will be homework, but no quizzes, I promise. Photographers will obviously need to bring a camera to each class. It is highly recommended to use an SLR for this class (digital) as opposed to a 'point and shoot' model. **
Coffee and Cameras is the often-requested class from parents. Some of the questions we will master are "what are all these buttons and menus for and which ones really matter?" "how do I take better pictures of my kids?" "why are my photos dark or blurry?" "why can't I get good sports photos?" "how do I get these photos off my camera and actually use them?" You get the idea... There will be 5 classes to begin with and you have the flexibility to sign up for 1 class or all 5 depending on what aspect you need to learn. There is also an opportunity for individualized continued education to expand on creativity and project completion. Dates and times are flexible. Let's chat about your needs in person. Camera required! **
**We will be learning to shoot on manual mode from the first 5 minutes , all the way to the last 5 minutes. While digital is a more effective learning tool for immediate feedback, I am a film shooter and will be open to the use of a film SLR too. Chat with me when you sign up. I have one Dslr available to loan for the class duration, on a first come first served basis. I do have resources for renting cameras and lenses, but honestly find it cost prohibitive for a 5 week duration. I also have some reputable resources for purchasing used camera gear.
SO, what now?!
To sign up for a class or get more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of your desired class series in the subject line. Payment will be accepted at time of registration via paypal or check payable to Dena Robles.
Christmas holiday gift vouchers are available for the perfect 'give an experience' gift or to go along with that fancy new camera under the tree!