Class is a combination of photography and working with pictures on the computer. Through a variety of picture-taking activities and Photoshop projects, middle school-aged students learn while having fun. The picture-taking portion of the class emphasizes creativity and observation skills, rather than technical aspects of the camera. The Photoshop instruction covers the basics of enhancing photographs and creating projects that use the participant’s photos. Each meeting will focus on a specific photography-related concept, and the activities will reinforce the lesson.
Any camera other than a cell phone may be used for class, although cameras with exposure options (Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, or Manual) are best.