“Creativity is Intelligence Having Fun” Albert Einstein
Are you a parent of a child aged 11-16 who has shown interest in photography?
If so, check out our Teen Photography Lessons.
Are you having a difficult time discovering how to foster their creativity and curiosity?
If so, check out our Teen Photography Lessons.
Are you looking for an activity where they are not glued to their cell phones and video games?
I have the answer to your dilemma with TEEN PHOTOGRAPHY LESSONS Each lesson is like having a private tutor.
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 a 6 week program with 6 one hour lessons. Homework will be given and it is expected that the student will practice 4 hours a week. After the 6 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. Teen Photography lessons can foster the outlet.
*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.
Read what parents had to say about our Teen Photography Lessons.
Thank you so much for the Teen/Tween photography lessons. Brooke absolutely enjoyed the classes and stoked her flame for photography. Brian
Each week of teen photography lessons will be jam-packed with creative exercises including a mix of left brain and right brain activities. Below is a summary of the schedule. Your teen will learn the basics of how to operate a DSLR camera, including aperture and shutter priorities, focus, metering modes and white balance. There will be lots of practice shooting outdoors.
The fee is $75 per lesson and includes all materials except the camera. Two students can share a lesson for $50 each. A six-week commitment is recommended.
If you do not own a DSLR camera, I recommend that you rent one from the following sources:
or any other online company that rents cameras. Please make sure you receive the camera the week before your lessons start. I recommend the following cameras:
- Canon 6ti ,
- Canon SL2
- Canon 7ti.
- Canon 3ti (this is an older camera that can be purchased used for less than $300. It is a great starter camera.
You will also need a lens. The kit lens 18-55 mm is fine.
- When: After school hours or daytime if your child is home-schooled. Weekends are unavailable.
- Where: Duluth Town Green, Duluth GA
- What: A 6-week commitment is recommended.
- What to bring: A DSLR camera and lens. 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 at 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 Teen/Tween photography lessons.
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 contact information, an application will be sent to you so we can have more information about your child. An invoice will be sent to you for the first six weeks.
The same day and time is recommended for each student however Mary travels often, so some irregularity may happen. Cancellations will only be allowed for illnesses and a notice of 24 hours must be given. There will be no refunds for late appointments or cancellations made less than 24 hours.