I am in the process of designing a class, work shop for kids, probably aged 8 to
12 or so, on light, optics, pin hole cameras and some of the fundamentals of
depth of field, composition, focus, contrast, shutter speed etc.
I envision this as being a super fun, hands-on, DIY, course, including not only
the art, but also the science and history of how photographic process was
discovered and developed.
Constructing a few versions of Pin hole cameras and different forms of light
boxes is great way to encounter and master some of these principles, as well as
ignite more passion in the art of photography which many of our kids,in this
digital age, take for granted……
Do any of you have children / youth who would be interested in doing something
like this? Even helping to fasci.itate or design the class?
Has anyone here provided such a work shop or registered their kids in one
before? I’d love to hear about how it worked?
I have a life-long love of all things photographic, started with my first
Polaroid when I was eight, attended a high school that had an awesome
photography department- where I made my first pin hole camera, studied
communications and film at Universiy, worked as a film editor in the Pre-digital
era, and have done extensive studies, through personal passion into why humans
love light and shadow and have used it to self represent, make art, communicate
messages and understand their place in the universe.
I am presently hoping to design some awesome classes for home schoolers, and
thought I should start with my first love: PHOTOGRAPHY.
Anyone interested, please contact me, with your input, I could have a 3 to 6
half days class organized by late spring or early summer.