Learn all the fundamental techniques of photography from camera handling to the finished print. Explore ways of interpreting the world through photographs so your images reflect what you feel and see.
July 7 – July 13, 2024
One week session
Friday, July 12, 2024
Parks Exhibition Center
Evening, exact time TBD
14 – 17
Total Capacity includes Residential and Day Students
Photography tools are rapidly changing, but the fundamental principles are not. Explore the concepts and techniques of photography and how you can use them in both traditional and digital works. You will learn about the history of photography, the darkroom, and new digital tools such as Photoshop and Lightroom. Students will research, keep art journals, have class critiques, individual critiques, and artistic dialogues that will inspire them as they create.
Students will discover an array of lighting techniques such as reflector and studio lighting. These young photographers will find out how to combine their creative mind with technical skills to expand their photographic vision.
“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” ~Ansel Adams
Digital Photography does not require any type of assessment or portfolio to get into the program. Instructors will work with your child at the level that they are at. Your child will improve and learn new skills whether they are a beginner or have been an artist for years.
For this program, Plan to bring a 35mm digital camera and additional lens (fixed 35mm or 50mm would be best), two camera batteries plus chargers, two or more 4 GB media cards, and a tripod (optional). We are able to provide cameras for students who do not have one.
We start our day with a photography demo and short lecture. Following this discussion, we head out into nature or stay in the studio for a daily photoshoot. We conclude our days with post editing and printing.
Born and raised in Idyllwild California, Shaunna Lehr earned her Bachelors of Fine Art in Portrait Photography from Books Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara in 2009. During her studies she had the opportunity to work with and learn from many prestigious photographers such as Nick Decker, Joyce Wilson, Ralph Clevenger, and Christopher Broughton. While in Santa Barbara Shaunna was a journal photographer for Seasons Magazine where her work was featured. Her work has been featured in galleries, including Gallery 27 in Santa Barbara. Her training and photography studies include focuses in traditional color, black and white film, 35mm, and large and medium film. In addition to traditional film, Shaunna is well versed in digital photography using Lightroom and Photoshop.
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