“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” - Aaron Siskind
Photography is something that we all have in common. A photograph can connect us to our past. It reminds us of stories we share or people or places we know. It can evoke so much emotion and feeling just by looking at it. Photographs can help us know who we are and where we came from. I remember many nights sitting with my mom on the couch looking at photo albums and asking questions like who is that? Who are they to me? These days I am sitting on the couch with my kids with my phone mirrored to our TV scrolling my photo gallery. One thing is the same though, the emotion and the smiles from my kids. Photography helps kids to explore their creative side from their viewpoint of the world. It encourages curiosity, exploration, visual communication, and the critical thinking skills they will need later on in life. Check out some of the options below that I offer for kids interested in learning more about photography.
Kids Photography Camps
In this 3 part photography camp your child will learn beginning photography concepts including:
- Camera basics (How to operate, hold camera, camera care)
- Introduce what exposure, ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture, White balance all mean
- History of photography
- Types of photographers
- Composition & posing (candid vs. posed)
- Importance of light
Plus, your child will create their own digital portfolio with images you can print and frame at home. We will start in my studio and venture outside to West & East Bridge Park in Monticello to capture nature based images through the eyes of your child. Learning the basics of photography hands on will empower kids and give them the confidence for having developed a skill that they can carry with them forever! You are never too young to fuel that creative fire.
Required: Any digital camera (make sure batteries are charged and you have a blank sd card)
2023 Camps - through Monticello Community Education
June 27, 28, 29
9:30am - 11:00am
Private Lessons for Kids
One on one private lessons are available based on skill level. Beginners can expect to learn photography concepts including: Camera basics (Exposure, ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture, White balance), Composition & posing (candid vs. posed) and the Importance of light. Intermediate & Advanced levels will tackle more complex photography elements such as shooting in manual mode, flash photography, understanding perspective & depth of field, rule of thirds, and simple post production/editing in photoshop.
Learning the basics of photography hands on will empower kids and give them the confidence for having developed a skill that they can carry with them forever! You are never too young to fuel that creative fire.
Required: Any digital camera with manual mode. (make sure batteries are charged and you have a blank sd card)
3 hours of instruction/shooting time with option to add on additional hours if needed at a rate of $50 per hour.
Lessons are by appointment and will be held at my downtown Monticello Studio & nearby parks within walking distance.
What will my kids learn at photography camp?
Your child will learn beginning photography concepts including:
Camera basics (How to operate, hold camera, camera care)
Introduce what exposure, ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture, White balance all mean
History of photography
Types of photographers
Composition & posing (candid vs. posed)
Importance of light
They will learn this hands-on and we will be able to go outside and take photos to build their photography portfolio.
What kind of camera will I need?
Any digital camera is fine, please no cell phones.