Website Building Application

Location: PIke Market Art Center, Seattle, WA

Date: July 18-22, 2017

Time: 9AM - 3PM

Program Fee:  $150. Fee does not include lunch or drinks.

Refund: Upon acceptance, there will be no refund.

Cancellation. We reserve the right to cancel any program due to unforeseen circumstances or low enrollment. Registrants will be notified prior to the event and full refunds will be issued.


Most of today's digital cameras will allow you to shoot HD video with minimal gear. In fact, DSLR cameras (still cameras) are currently being used professionally to film broadcast-quality TV shows, commercials and videos. This course will get you up to speed quickly, giving you the necessary skills to immediately begin shooting your own films and videos. This course deals solely with shooting video; it does not go into shooting still pictures or post-production and video editing. The aim is to give you the essential information only for shooting video so you can hit the ground running. The course covers the essentials of shooting video, including: cameras, lenses, sound, lighting, video formats and more.

Who Should Take This Class

- Photographers who want to transition to shooting video in order to open up new possibilities

- Photographers with at least basic photography skills who want to explore shooting video

- Web content creators and storytellers


You should have some basic photography skills and be familiar with the following terms and concepts:

- exposure


- shutter speed

- aperture and f-stop

- Depth-of-field


Successfully completed Level I and/or Level II Digital “Still” Photography courses, or have proven equivalent knowledge.

Loaned camera equipment provided

Canon digital SLR, lenses and accessories are loaned to the student for the duration of the course.

Camera and Lens Requirements for student owned equipment.

Students may use their own equipment, however the equipment MUST meet or exceed the minimum lenses and accessories requirements listed below. Contact us if you have any questions concerning student-owned equipement.

Approved cameras with HD-DSLR capabilities

Canon cropped sensor cameras (APS-C) with full HD video feature: T2i, T3, T3i, T4i, T5, T5i, T6i, SL1, 60D, 70D, 80D, 7D, and 7D MKII.

Canon Full-Frame cameras with full HD Video: 5D MKII, 5D MK III and 6D

Other brands with full HD video features. Input port for external microphone (required). Better option is a camera with both microphone and headphones ports.


Canon’s “STM” lenses are recommended for this workshop. Lenses marked with STM (Stepping Motor) lets the lenses focus smoothly and silently when capturing video. STM is stamped either on the front of the lenses or on the lens barrel. If you do not see a “STM” marking, then it’s not a STM lens. You will need a standard zoom lens and a lens for low-light.

For Canon cropped sensor APS-C cameras

1.  Preferred: Canon EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS “STM” [$249], or Canon EF–S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 “STM”  [$549]

2.  Preferred: Low Light: Canon EF-S 24mm “STM” f/2.8 [$149-$199], or Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 “STM” [$125]

For Canon Full-Frame cameras

1. Preferred: Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS “STM” [$599]

2. Preferred: Low Light: Canon EF 24mm “STM” f/2.8 [$149-$199], or Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 “STM” [$125]

Required camera accessories with student owned equipment

Memory Cards: You will need to purchase your own SD memory cards. We recommend having 2-SD memory cards.

Recommended Brands: SanDisk Extreme, Lexar, or Transcend. DO NOT purchase general consumer SD memory cards for this video class.

Memory card specifications:

Capacity: 16GB or 32GB  <=Very Important for HD video

Class 10 <=Very Important for HD video

45gb read/write or faster <=Very Important for HD video

Camera batteries: - must have a spare battery and charger. Creating video will drain your camera battery quickly.

Lens cleaning kit:  Students using their own equipment should have a lens cleaning kits, which consists of lens cleaning solution, lens brush and blower.

Camera manual/user guide

Lens filters: Vari-Neutral Density [optional]

Lens microfiber cleaning cloth

Camera bag or backpack

Computer Requirements

Since this is a digital video class, students will need access to a desktop/laptop computer with the following minimum requirements.

Computer hardware matters  (A computer configured for games or photography/graphics is the best option)

Memory: 8GB

Hard Disk Space: 1TB. You will need at least 200 GB of free space available on your hard disk)

Video Card Memory:512K-1GB (recommend 1GB)

USB 2 or USB 3/Thunderbolt connections

Operating System

PC: Windows 7 or later

MAC: OS-X 10.7 or later

Additional optional Items

Optional:  External hard disk to back up videos (1 or 1.5TB is recommended)

External monitor if using a laptop.

A few things before applying.

1.✦ Only serious, dedicated and motivated individuals will be accepted.

2.✦ Parents/Guardian need be engaged to help the student succeed in the program. 

3.✦ Personal appointments such as a doctor/dentist or other personal appointments should not scheduled during the program operating hours--unless an emergency or a situation that needs immediate attention.  We cannot make special arrangements to have the student meet up with the group upon returning or have the student somewhere at a particular time to depart. It it best to rescheduled appointments for another week or after the workshop is over for the day.

4.✦ Students are loaned a Canon DSLR camera outfit and necessary equipment needed for the program. Students are welcome to use their own camera gear if approved by the instructor.  The program does NOT augment other camera manufacturers equipment. For example, If the student has a  Nikon camera, you need to have all the NIkon camera gear as required by the program.

5.✦  Attendance is “mandatory” for the core classes regardless of the student’s knowledge on the subject matter or skill level.

6.✦  Students are expected to meet all assignment deadlines.


Apply Process

Download and complete the registration form. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to electronically fill-in the information. Hand written forms will not be accepted. E-mail completed registration form to info@photo4kids.org

Selection Process

Each applicant is carefully selected on the basis of his or her maturity, enthusiasm, motivation, intellectual curiosity, who is interested expanding their knowledge in photography.

Behavioral Standards

We expect students act in a sensitive and considerate manner at all times and respect the rights of others. Behavioral standards are strictly enforced. Failure to abide by the behavioral standards will result in expulsion from the program. 

We deem unacceptable any verbal or physical conduct that demeans others because of their race, gender, ethnic background, religion, or sexual orientation.

Students must attend class unless they are ill, unexpected emergency or event.


Students are responsible to bring their own lunch and drinks.

Cell Phone Policy

Our policy prohibits the use of cellular phones (including TEXTING), or personal digital assistants by the student during in the-field workshop or classroom instruction. Phone need to remain “off” and stored in your backpack, pocket, camera bag, or other place not visible during class. Use of cellular devices can be used before the start of the workshop and the completion of the workshop.   Exceptions are made for emergencies or a situation that needs immediate attention.