Course 100. Jumpstart Photography Program for Young Kids

Skill Level: No prior photography knowledge

Workshop 1: Harrisburg, PA at Wildwood Park:

This program operates under Dauphin County Parks and Recs - Wildwood Park.

Location: Wildwood Park - Olewine Nature Center, 100 Wildwood Way, Harrisburg, PA.

Date: July, 22-26, 2019

Time: Morning Session: Mon-Fri: 9:00AM to 11:30PM or Afternoon Session - Mon-Fri: 1PM to 3:30PM

Age group: 7-12

Min | Max class size: 6 | 10

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Overview: Each student will be loaned a digital camera while exploring the operation and functions of the camera, lighting, and composition.  Each lesson contains an introduction to the project with photography tips tailored to the assignment. The student will learn a single concept and photograph the subject in-the-field or in a classroom setting. This will give your child a great base for jumping into projects where they will actually be practicing their photography and to reinforce the concepts and encourage creativity. Finally, each lesson culminates in a photo review where we discuss with the individual their best shots, and gives tips on how to improve them. 

Here are some Photo Adventures:

- Animals and Birds

- Flowers, Plants and Nature

- Bird's & Bug's Eye View

- Tangrams Shapes

- Tiny Landscapes and Dioramas

- LEGO® Design and Creative Ideas

- LEGO® Photo Safari

- Photo Scavenger Hunt

- Photo Walk

- Pick-a-Color

- Close up Subjects

- Still Life

- Favorite things found in your house

Activities are subject to change due to weather condition, workshop location, or other unforeseen circumstances.

Camera Equipment

- Canon SLR-like cameras and accessories will be provided for each student. Students CANNOT bring their own camera.

What to bring...

Requirements: Students MUST bring SD memory card. We recommend the SanDisk Ultra or Transcend 16GB, "Class 10" SD memory card. Note: If reusing an SD memory card make sure there are no images on the card. Memory cards will be formatted and images on the card will be deleted and not recoverable.

For outdoor photoshoots, student must able to walk up to a mile on groomed paths or ungroomed trails. The trails could be flat or with aggressive hills. Individual should wear sneakers or trail shoes..NO open-toe shoes, flip flops or sandals. This class requires the student to get down low or lay on the ground.

Students may want to bring a light snack and drink.

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