Smartphone Photography

Smartphone Photography

This five week online photography class is for students ages 11-18.


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:

  • How to take advantage of all the tools a smartphone camera has to offer (including some lesser known techniques)
  • How to "see" light and shadow and understand how they can change a photo
  • What is composition and how to use it in a photo
  • Ideas about what to photograph
  • The best mobile editing apps and how to use them


Above all else, photography should be fun. Although the goal is to capture better pictures, I emphasize the benefits of the creative process. This keeps students from getting discouraged if their photos don't turn out quite as they had hoped. Learning any new skill is a process, and I help them enjoy the journey. 


Imagination is a fantastic antidote to boredom. This will be a safe, inclusive and encouraging environment for students to challenge themselves creatively.


Two partial scholarships are available for BIPOC students. 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. Only one makeup class is allowed for technical difficulties. 


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