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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Grace was also in my Fall 2016 Teen Photography Club. If I recall, she was sent to class so she could "become her family's personal photographer." No pressure, Grace, no pressure at all. :)
I think you are going to do juuuuuust fine!
In other news, there is now a dedicated page on my website for the photography classes, check here: http://www.dena-robles.com/classes/ The next series of Teen Photography club beginning this Saturday is full, I will schedule another one in the spring. The next Kids and Cameras class for 4th/5th/6th grade students begins on Sunday and there is one spot left at the table-- (e) firstname.lastname@example.org
Everybody's favorite assignment in the Kids and Cameras series so far is the Color Collage. I think it is also one of my favorite ways to push myself to photograph every day, especially in the slower winter months. Last December I did the project right along with my class participants. Before I venture into fuschia, vermillion, or cobalt variants of classic colors, (I won't ever really run out of colors will I?) I thought I should cover the 16 crayola box with grey, black and brown. Here is Color Challenge GREY!
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!
I've had several emails regarding the next series of Teen Photography Club starting up January 28th. What do we learn? All teen and adult students learn to obtain proper exposure on a DSLR on manual mode from Day 1. Throughout the class we are learning the ins and outs of our cameras while working on creative projects. We cover the Exposure Triangle (ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed), we learn how to photograph in different qualities of light, how to use creative composition, and changing perspectives as well as framing our shots. Additionally, we learn the top tips for portraiture and practice photographing faces in the "15 Minutes of Fame" segment. I can talk and talk and talk about it, but wouldn't you rather see some results from the student photographers? Yes, I thought so.
Here is the first showcase from middle schooler Kira in the November/December Teen Photography Club, can you even believe she was a beginner?? So proud.
You can get more information regarding all 3 series of photography classes here, http://www.dena-robles.com/blog/kids-cameras-series-2017-dates
Teen Photography Club begins January 28th and runs for 5 weeks on Saturday late mornings--almost full.
An overflow Kids and Cameras class begins January 29th and runs for 4 Sunday afternoons 1:00-2:30, there are TWO spots left for that class, 4th and 5th graders only.
More details for adult classes will be coming in the next few weeks, there are a few underway already!