This class will run Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30pm from March 23rd- April 27th with an outing from 8-10am on April 23rd. This class is for kids aprox 10-(14-16) years of age.
My photography class for kids is a project-based, hands on learning program.
The students can use any picture taking device for this class (from phones, to point and shoot cameras to digital SLR's) as we will be spending most of our time experimenting and the main focus of this class will be learning to take better images and having a more creative eye for creating.
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 as well as some nights where we will meet at various local 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.
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.
Topics we will cover:
-Basic settings of the camera to achieve different creative looks and how to do them with phones, small cameras, etc
-Rules of composition
-Tips and tricks around photographing wildlife, nature, people and more
-Exploring a wide range of photography specifically fun things to do and try at home
-Exploring images for composition, different techniques, etc
-And each week we will have a take home project to try to share with the group the following week (optional but I always suggest practicing skills on your own but understand people have busy schedules and may not be able to every week).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 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)