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Looking for the Light - Photography for Beginners

In this beginning four week course, we will look at how light and composition effect and alter the photographs we take.
Sarah
14 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 8 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 4 weeks
10-15
year olds
3-8
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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Description

Class Experience

Students will learn the basics of photography whether their format be one-touch, iphone or DSLR. We will work with lighting and backlighting, composition, watching our backgrounds for distractions, and playing with the light for fun and different effects in the final image. Students will learn through both field work (in the home or in the backyard is A-ok!) and assignments, as well as looking at each others work and offering friendly critique based on that week's lesson. We will also look at professional work (including the teacher's own work) to help emphasize and highlight the lessons we're learning. 
As a trained photojournalist, landscape/nature photographer and a portrait photographer, I have tackled the camera and any subject in front of it. In my 20+ years of experience behind the camera, I have learned that practice is what brings every lesson to life. Together, the students and I will tackle a new lesson and then put those new ideas into practice in the field, whether that be in their home, their backyard, or somewhere else they decide to go.
Homework will include heading outside (in the home or in the backyard, on the balcony, etc is A-ok!) with the camera to find an image that includes the learnings from that week's lesson. If today's lesson is backlighting, head out at sunset and play with the light! If the lesson is on composition, show me how the rule of third works in your own image. Students will bring their images to class and we'll all take a look together. There is no better way to learn the art of photography than by playing with the camera.
All lesson content will be provided by the teacher. Students must have access to a camera of some sort: phone camera, one-touch, or DSLR.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.

Teacher

Sarah Opening our minds through writing and photography
14 total reviews
13 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Sarah and I look forward to working with you and your child. I have a BA in English/Writing from U.C. San Diego, a minor in Modern European Studies and Italian Literature, a TESOL certificate in ESL teaching, a TEFL certificate... 
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