Introduction to Photography - From Smartphones to Dslrs, Learn the Basics

Strive Academics LLC
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In this 4-week class, students will learn the basics of photography and complete fun projects! They will learn how to take better photos, whether they have a smartphone or DSLR. Get feedback and learn the basics of composition and editing.

Class experience

US Grade 7 - 10
Beginner Level
The goal of this class is to engage students interested in photography and help them improve their skills by learning the basic tools and techniques they will need to know to take excellent photographs or improve their skills. They will learn to use basic equipment and items that may be found around the house in order to achieve extraordinary effects. Throughout the class, we will also work on improving confidence and technique by offering constructive criticism and feedback from the teacher and peers. 
I have been teaching students in a variety of subjects since 2011. While I do not do photography professionally on a permanent basis, I have loved the art and have been taking learning and photos for over 20 years. My work ranges from macro photography to nature and portrait photography.

A digital camera! It doesn't matter if it is a smartphone or a DLSR with all the bells and whistles. 


Optional (these are not necessary at all for this class, but you may find value in using these apps or programs to get the full experience for taking photos (smartphone) and editing):

GIMP free editing program
Camera+, ReLens, or equivalent app with pro photography tools (may require subscription or in-app purchase)
Adobe Lightroom (requires subscription)
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Each student will be asked to turn in photos prior to the 1st class of the week in order to be shared and discussed during class. Students should send their photos to me (through Outschool) and I will share my screen for them. Additional instructions will be given in class about how to send the photos. I will require that all students keep from presenting photos with violent or explicit content. I reserve the right to remove a student should bullying or non-constructive criticism become an issue and does not stop after a warning. 

Please note: Outschool requires verification of each learner. This means that unless Outschool has verified your learner, I will require learners to turn on their live cameras for a beginning of class check in. If cameras are not working or learners are not comfortable with this, please contact Outschool help for verification before class begins. We do not offer transfers or refunds in the event that this policy is not followed. This is for the safety and security of learners on the platform. 
There are no external sources for this class.

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Average rating:4.0Number of reviews:(1)
Hi! We're Strive Academics, an Atlanta-based tutoring company. We're passionate about education and helping your student succeed. We primarily offer classes in the core subjects such as math, science, language arts, foreign language, and test... 
Group Class


weekly or $64 for 8 classes
2x per week, 4 weeks
45 min

Live video meetings
Ages 11-16
3-10 learners per class

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