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Basic Photography for Beginners: Ages 8-11

In this 6 week course, students will learn the basics of using a camera, subject, focus, zoom, and composition.
Misty Van Staaveren
19 total reviews for this teacher
9 reviews for this class
Completed by 43 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
30 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 6 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Students will learn the basics of how to use a camera. Students will learn how to choose and showcase a subject using various techniques such as framing, depth of field, and the rule of thirds.  Students will learn how to use a zoom feature on their camera to take photos from a longer distance.  Students will be able to take portraits. Students will be able to improve their photo taking skills by using the techniques taught in this course.
I've been a teacher in a traditional classroom since 2002.  During that time, I have experience with pre-K through 8th grade.  To further my interest in photography, I completed the New York Institute of Photography courses and received my certificate of completion in 2006.  I've also completed several online training to strengthen my skills.  I have photographed weddings, real estate, and portraits professionally but I absolutely love photographing nature and macro shots!
Students will be assigned a photo taking task each week that they will complete on their own and then upload to the course page.  If students wish, they may share their work with the class for feedback.  However, public sharing is not required.  Remember, the more you take pictures, the better you'll get!
Students will need a digital camera to complete this course. It does not have to be anything fancy or high-tech. As long as it takes pictures, it's fine!
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students' assignments will be informally assessed by the teacher to determine if progress is being made.
30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Parents may need to assist students with uploading photos from their camera to the classroom.


Misty Van Staaveren
Lives in the United States
B.A. Liberal Studies, California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with an ECE Emphasis, Graduate of New York Institute of Photography
19 total reviews
33 completed classes

About Me

Hi there!  I am so excited to be a part of Outschool!  I have been teaching in the classroom for the past 20 years.  I've taught Kindergarten, First Grade, and Third Grade and I have been a substitute teacher for grades pre-k through 6th.  I am a... 
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