Digital Photography: Discover Joy Through Your Lens (Ages 9-11)
Learn the joy of digital photography! Students will learn the history of photography, how to take a polished image, and how to thoughtfully critique an image. Students will learn the basics of photography (rule of thirds, composition, lighting, etc.) and how to optimize the camera they are using, whether it's an iPhone, a basic point and shoot or a DSLR. They will also learn the basics of Adobe Lightroom and post-production techniques. They will walk away with an in-depth understanding of how photography can be used to sway perspective or tell a story. Students must also have permission to go on walking field trips around the neighborhood.
- This class takes walks around the neighborhood, so dress appropriately. Students may bring their own digital cameras. Students can bring an iPhone, a basic point and shoot or a DSLR. If you need to borrow a camera, VisArts has very basic point and shoots cameras. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve one, as we have a limited number!
This is an On-site course. Students must follow current CDC + VDH guidance outlined on our website: visarts.org
About the Instructor
Preston is a mindfulness educator and a professional photographer, as well as an outdoor enthusiast, a yogi, a backpacker, a paddler, a biker and a visual artist, among many other things. She discovered her passions for yoga, photography and the natural world while teaching English in Thailand for two years after college. She moved to Denver in 2017 where she began to teach yoga, build a photography business from the ground up, and host wilderness retreats several times a year. She currently teaches mindfulness, art and outdoor education to youth all over Richmond. She is passionate about pathways to health and healing through nature therapy, creative expression and movement, and the powerful foundations these practices hold for human joy.
Social Media: @prestons_laughter