Digital Photography I

Digital Photography I

This five week virtual photography class is for teens ages 14-18.


Students MUST have access to a manual DSLR or mirrorless camera. If you are unsure if your camera is suitable for this class, please email me and I will be happy to help. 


Class will begin January 2021.


There will be a maximum of 6 students per class.


After the signup deadline, we will determine a day and time to meet that works for everyone. 


We will meet once a week for five weeks. Each class is about an hour long.

School is demanding, and the last thing I want to do is add pressure or stress to their lives. Therefore, we will complete most exercises in class. I will give optional assignments in between classes, but nothing is required of them outside of class.


After each session, I will email them a downloadable pdf summary of the lesson. 


We will cover these topics and more: 

  • Get off auto mode! Students will understand the various camera controls, what they do and how to use them creatively
  • How to "see" light, shadow and color and how they change a photo
  • In depth discussion and application of composition
  • How to tell stories with photos and the importance of photographing their life
  • How to import, store and back up their photos


The material covered in this class expands on the topics covered in Smartphone Photography. Students are welcome and encouraged to take one after the other. 


Learning any new skill is a journey of discovery, and students will have both successes and missteps. This class offers them not only practical knowledge, but also critical thinking and problem solving skills. This will help them build confidence and resilience to keep moving forward. 


Two partial scholarships are available for BIPOC teens. Please email me for more info.


Have more questions? Want to meet me before you sign up? Click here to schedule a call with me!


    Attendance is required for all classes. Students may take one make-up class if they give prior notice.


    Please contact me for a full refund up to 72 hours before the start of class. A 50% refund is available up to 24 hours before class begins. No refunds will be given after the class has begun.


    Access to a computer (laptop or desktop, not a phone or tablet) and a reliable internet connection are required to register for class. One makeup class is allowed for technical difficulties. 


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