July | TEEN Workshop: Creative Cell Phone Photography

TEEN Workshop: Creative Cell Phone Photography

Date  | Monday – Friday, July 18-22, 2022

Time  |  Mon -Thu 9AM – 2PM and Fri 9AM – 12PM

Location |  Colorado Photographic Arts Center

1070 Bannock Street, Denver, CO, 80204

Cost  |  $325

Instructor  |  Frank Varney

Ages  |  11-17

Objective:

Students learn skills in photography using the tool they carry with them most often–their smartphone.  

Course Description:

Using cell phone cameras in an easy, fun, and creative introduction to digital photography. In this workshop we will use our phones on daily photo walks and spend time editing and enhancing our work with the Snapseed app. Discussed are basic rules of composition, camera controls, and telling stories with images. On the last day of the workshop students will have a chance to print four of their favorite images from the week. Parents and siblings are encouraged to attend the final slideshow of student work on the last day of class.

TOPICS COVERED
  • Principles of visual composition
  • Basic cell phone camera skills
  • Working with natural light and reflectors
  • Portrait posing and lighting techniques
  • Techniques for creating visual interest and mood in your photograph
  • Introduction to Snapseed photo editing application

Materials Needed:

  • Smartphone with a functioning camera
  • Cell phone charger
  • Google Snapseed App: free for iOS and Android
  • Water
  • Lunch/Snacks
  • Sunscreen/Hat
  • Comfortable walking shoes