My photography class for kids is a project-based, hands on learning program.
This class will run Thursday evenings from 6-7:30pm on May 19th, and June 2nd-June 23rd with an outing on Saturday, June 12th from 8-10am and a night photography outing on Friday June 17th from 8-10pm.
The studio is located at 149 Cardinal Street (north end of Barrie) out of my studio in the basement. It does have a separate entrance into the studio so it is mostly separate from my actual living space. I do have a cat in the home. She is not allowed in the studio but she does use the staircase, etc in her travels.
This class will have a mix of both in studio instruction with walks each night (weather permitting) in the neighbourhood with some nights where we are on location for the full class. The class will be a bit fluent based around weather so nights where it is looking less ideal, we'll plan to be in studio/ in this area and nights where it is looking nicer, we will have a drop off and pick up at a location in town. I will send out an email the night before with where drop off will be, etc and will mix my lessons a bit according to weather.
A digital SLR is required for this class or you may rent one for the duration of the class with a $100 security deposit (which will be returned at the end of class if there is no major damage, drops to the camera, etc). Cameras will be available during class time only (not to take home).
We will spend more time learning the settings and how to best use the features of the camera. We will refresh over some of the creative ideas around photography, composition, etc. We'll be spending more time perfecting our images with better in camera captures but also some basic editing skills. And we'll dig into some more advance photography activities, etc.
My goal for my classes is to help children develop a love for photography and a desire to explore and photograph the world around them and to start building some stronger camera skills and better quality images.
I am currently limiting my classes to 6 participants (because of covid) as we will be required to keep distance while in the studio but will watch over guidelines as we approach the spring, etc and if more are allowed, I'll assess the situation then if I feel comfortable doing so. All participants will be required to wear a mask at all times while we are inside. I do allow masks to be removed once outside but if I need to help them with their cameras, come close, etc then both myself and them will be required to put on their masks (anytime particpants or myself are within 6 feet distance). I do ask that everyone sanitizes once entering the studio and that no outdoor shoes are allowed in in the actual studio space.
If anyone is experience any sickness, covid symptoms, etc they will be asked to stay home that week to minimize germs, etc. I will have a covid screening that will be required to quickly fill out before each and every meeting (it only takes about 1 minute to fill out). If we are doing any in studio lessons, I am happy to zoom them in live while we do the learning portion and there may be even some instances where they can practice at home, etc.
There is no reschedule date, etc for anyone who is unable to attend one of the classes. I will however pass along any information they missed and if I have a few minutes the following week, I will fill them in the best I can.
The fee's for this class are $225+hst which can be sent by email transfer to email@example.com These fee's are NON-REFUNDABLE if you are unable to attend the class unless I am able to fill your spot. It is NON-REFUNDABLE once the class has started regardless of your attendance. If for some reason provincial guidelines change and I am unable to offer in studio lessons, then I will run the class MOSTLY outdoors with any rainy days, instructional classes over ZOOM. I don't forsee this happening in the next month or two, however this is the backup plan. If I am unable to run outdoor sessions, then your fee's can be transfered towards a future class as soon as I am able to be up and running or towards any of my services, etc (photo sessions, etc)