Teen After School Digital Photography
The Beyond the Photograph Teen After school Program is a ten-week investigation into the world of digital photography and visual thinking for teens. Students will learn the basics of how pictures are constructed through use of light, composition tools, lens choice, exposure details, color, and post processing. Along the way they’ll gain an understanding of the workings of visual literacy by deconstructing media images and understanding their technical and cultural codes.
*The spring session will include sections on the history of photography. Students will study historical photographers and then emulate their work.
We’ll begin with light,how it works and why it matters to great photography. We’ll move on to creating depth through light and lens, a sense of motion using of the shutter,and how to make dynamic color and perfect tonality using simple camera controls.
Students will go on photo walks, scavenger hunts, and complete group exercises that will help them practice the points they’ve learned in class. Through the class we’ll slowly build on the technical and the aesthetic ideas of photography and by the end students will be creating light in the studio with professional equipment.
Students will learn about black and white by creating their own negatives from their digital files and printing them using the beautiful and historic cyanotype process (water is the only chemical!).
Most importantly students will learn that photography is about making pictures that tell stories, pictures that are about ideas, not only cool pictures of things (okay, we’ll do some of that too).
- Students should have a dSLR or other camera with exposure controls (Rental available. Call for details).
- Class is held on Mondays from 4:00pm to 5:30pm beginning February 13th.
- Class meets in the beyond the Photograph studio at the Monroe Center for the Arts. 720 Monroe Street in Hoboken.
- The cost is $425.00
- Limited to eight participants.