Are you a parent of a child aged 11-16 who has shown interest in photography?
Are you having a difficult time discovering how to foster their creativity and curiosity?
Are you looking for a summer activity where they are not glued to their cell phones and video games?
I have the answer to your dilemma with A SUMMER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP FOR TEENS & TWEENS.
Over the past nine years, I have taught many middle school and high school kids how to use a DSLR camera. I have been astounded by how quickly they catch on to photography. Learning photography at a young age is the best time to learn a new skill. I am offering for the very first time, a one week (15 hour) workshop geared for tweens and teens ages 11-16. (other ages will be considered). After the one week workshop, your child will see the world in a whole new way.
Being involved in a creative outlet at a young age has many benefits.
*In a ten-year national study by Shirley Brice Heath of Stanford University, it was discovered that young people who are involved in highly effective non-school art based programs were:
- Four times more likely to win an academic award, such as being on the honor roll.
- Eight times more likely to receive a community service award.
- Three times more likely to win a school attendance award.
- Four times more likely to participate in a math or science fair.
- Likely to score higher on their SAT college admission test scores.
*Source – The Child Development Institute.
Each day will be jam-packed with creative exercises including a mix of left brain and right brain activities. Below is a summary of the schedule:
- Day 1 – Learn the basics of how to operate a DSLR camera, including aperture and shutter priorities, focus, metering modes and white balance. Practice shooting outdoors.
- Day 2 – Create images using a harmonious arrangement of miscellaneous objects (flowers, fruit, shells and other random things) on a light box. Student will use the skills they learned on Day 1.
- Day 3 – Learn how to use Photoshop to enhance images. This will be hands-on so all students will have the opportunity to work on one of their images. Instructor will also teach the art of composition including the rule of thirds, leading lines and filling the frame.
- Day 4 – There will be a field trip day to a Sims Lake Park to practice photography skills from Days 1-3 in an outdoor setting. (will need field trip drivers)
- Day 5 – The instructor will go over the basics of taking a portrait, including proper lighting and now to use fill flash. In the last hour each student will learn how to print a photo using Photoshop to calibratge the print and an inkjet Epson photo printer. Each student will go home with an 8 x 10 print of their work that they printed.
I will only accept 6 tweens/teens for the week. The fee is $165 and includes all materials except the camera. If you do not own a DSLR camera, I recommend that you rent one from the following sources:
or any other online company who rents cameras. Please make sure you receive the camera by June 15. I recommend the following cameras:
- Canon 6ti ,
- Canon SL2
- Canon 7ti.
If you bring your own camera, you can bring any brand as long as it is a DSLR camera. You will also need a lens. The kit lens 18-55 mm is fine.
- When: June 18-22 1 PM – 4 PM
- Where: Lightscapes Portrait Studio – 3883 Rogers Bridge Rd. Suite 201B, Duluth GA 30096
- What: A five day (15 hour) photography workshop for tweens and teens age 11-16. (other ages will be considered).
- What to bring: A DSLR camera, a lens, water, bug spray, sunscreen. Please note: Cell phones will not be allowed in the classroom. If a child brings a phone, it will be held in the front office and turned off, so there are no distractions.
About the Instructor:
Mary Buck has been teaching photography for over 15 years. She started with a handful of film photographers in 2003 and in 2010 she grew her program when digital cameras became so popular. Since 2010, she has taught over 1,000 people how to use a DSLR camera and how to become a better photographer. During this time, she had many students, as young as 10 years old in her classes. She marveled on what great learners the young people were and continued to accept and enjoy the tweens and teens enrolled in her program.
After many requests for a Teen/Tween photography workshop, Mary is finally adding one to her list of workshops this summer. Mary also teaches photography with private lessons and on destinations to interesting spots around the world.
Mary has owned Lightscapes Portrait Studio in Duluth since 1998. She is also very involved in the community as the President of the Duluth Fine Arts League and a volunteer with the Duluth Fall Festival. She is also a substitute teacher for the Gwinnett School District and has taught at the Coleman Middle Steam School many times.
Upon receiving your payment, an application will be sent to you so we can have more information about your child. Registration is first come, first serve. Refunds are only given with a 2 week notice. (by June 4). For any questions or concerns please contact Mary.