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Photography Camp for Kids - Manual DSLR Photography 101

Katherine Causbie - Photography
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(1,065)
In this 5-day camp, learn the original science and art of photography -- using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO -- and gain the skills to take beautiful photos without any automation from the camera!

Class experience

5 lessons//1 Week
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Shutter Speed
Learn how to use shutter speed to freeze motion for an 🚴‍♀️ action shot, or blur motion for special effects.
Lesson 2
Shutter Speed + Aperture
Learn how to use aperture to make the background behind what you're photographing 🌻 more or less blurry, and learn how to balance out two settings at once!
Lesson 3
Shutter Speed + Aperture + ISO
Time to get fancy! 📷 Now we'll use all three settings together, and put a purpose to your photos!
Lesson 4
Creative Photography (Intro to Composition)
We'll look at the difference between form and content, and learn specific techniques to create strong compositions that guide the viewer's eye through a photo.
Lesson 5
Final Project Presentations
Let's celebrate all you have learned and your final set of images using all 3 settings! 🖼️You can imagine that the slides are an art gallery and all your photos are hanging on the the walls...
Homework Offered
Photography assignments that allow students to practice the ideas introduced in class will be given each meeting, and each student will share their work and discuss their experience and any questions around the assignment the following day.
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
 1 file available upon enrollment
All learners will need: #1 A DSLR camera and lens, or other camera with a manual exposure mode to adjust the settings for aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. (Make sure you have a memory card and battery + charger, too!) #2 The means to upload the photos to a computer, tablet, or cellphone with an internet connection and web browser. For example, with a cable for the camera or a memory card reader. *Please make sure your learner can upload photos to the device prior to class, so they are ready to complete your projects and focus on learning how to use their camera.* If you are unsure if your camera has a manual exposure mode, you can check the camera instruction manual, or feel free to message me! A film SLR camera could also be used, but the photos must be scanned to digital files, and with developing time learners would have less time to complete the projects each week. Many introductory DSLR cameras are available for relatively low cost used or new.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
External Resources Details: Padlet is used for submitting photos, no sign in is required.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(1,065)
Hello! I am a teacher on Outschool who loves to share artistic photography and human-animal psychology classes! My goal is to offer high-quality learning experiences that support curiosity, inspiration, and understanding. All classes are held... 
Group Class


for 5 classes
5x per week, 1 week
50 min

Completed by 11 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 8-12
3-6 learners per class

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