June | TEEN Workshop: Creative Smartphone Photography

TEEN Workshop: Intro to Creative Smartphone Photography

Date  | Monday – Friday, June 19 – 23, 2023

Time  | Monday-Thursday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm,

Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location |  Colorado Photographic Arts Center

1200 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO, 80203

Cost  |  $325

Instructor  |  Frank Varney

Ages  |  11-14


In this week-long workshop, students (ages 11-14) are introduced to creative methods of photography using the tool they carry with them most often-a smartphone.

Course Description:

Using smartphone cameras is a fun, easy and creative introduction to photography.  This workshop, best for teens ages 11-14, will discuss basic rules of composition, camera controls, and telling stories through smartphone image-making.  These skills will be practiced through daily photo walks to capture images, and adjusting/enhancing images through in-app editing .

Students will have a chance to print 4 of their favorite images during the week. Parents, friends and family are encouraged to attend the final slide show of student work on Friday June 23 at 11:30 am (at the new CPAC gallery!)

Any smart phone with a camera that can run the Snapseed app, (download link below) will work for this workshop.

  • Principles of photographic composition
  • Basic camera-handling skills
  • How to create visual interest and mood in your photographs
  • Portrait posing and lighting techniques

Materials Needed:

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