This semester-long enrichment photography program is for ages 10 to 15 who are interested in learning photography basics and exploring perspective, both in the ways in which we see with our eyes, the ways in which we perceive what we see and how we capture that through the lens.
Experiential Educator: Phoebe Landrum owner of Phoebe Landrum Photography Rate: $ 50.00 per class Course Period: One semester / 10 weeks Day of the week: Wednesdays Class length: 1 hr /4:30 - 5:30pm
Additional Tools dry erase board, way to view video, images
Additional expenses Prints for Gallery show, prints for handouts and reference tools, folders, sun exposure paper.
Class Structure Outline
I will guide a process of having the children choose how they want to learn the class. (How can we see through the eyes of a 21 century African American child if we only hand them the information. We have to give them the power to choose from the beginning.) We will lay out each title and together we will organize them in the order they want to learn them. The reason for this is to have them engage with the way we learn information to best succeed.
Day one will be all about getting to know each other and talk about the structure of learning photography in a fun and safe environment. Daily practice will begin like this. What's going very well? : I’ll ask each child what's going well, giving them an opportunity to be celebrated and heard. What will achieve from our time together? Learning to learn what we want to learn A blooper/share moment topic (pick a topic from a bowl) Children take turns sharing a time where they made an “error” or did something they may see as wrong. Once they hear that everyone has stories they can relate to they become more comfortable expressing creativity. Becoming the lens: each day we will become the lens and discuss the ways we see the world differently, through our unique eyes and perspective. Perspective - looking from the other side or angles as we discover what we can learn from each other when we look at situations from another perspective/angle This will lead to capturing storytelling images. Class order (day one only): Children will work together to come up with the class order.
Getting to know you: an introduction to one another break the ice through sharing bloopers, class schedule order exercise, intro to the 10-week game, everyone wins). Explore: how to make sure everyone wins the game of being a photographer with artwork in a gallery show.
Learning the equipment: handling equipment, basic principles, unpackaging, charging, storing touch Explore: Perspective what is it?
History: History of photography cartoon https://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/the-history-of-photography/ (African American photographers Explore: why history is important to learning photography and how that affects us and what changes we can make in our class.
Lighting: the source and the creation of photography *prints by the sun lighting handouts, reference tools. Explore the timing, quality, and quantity of light.
Functions of the camera: Shutter speed, aperture, ISO photo balance knowing the rule of thirds Automatic, Shutter priority, Aperture priority, manual modes Perspective and storytelling color and black and white
Link to ongoing class document here. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Fghrn7F97jP0rTIDaVYjHWZ4ULgHqeSQvKLUnRjlk0M/edit
We will end the program with a Gallery opening where the kids will showcase their best proudest images.