This fall, I had the pleasure of teaching an introduction to digital photography workshop with the Louisville Photo Biennial. The LPB received a Metro External Agency grant enabling educational programming opportunities to 5 underserved community centers in the Louisville Metro area. By the end of the 5th workshop, we educated 40 participants, that ranged in age from 9-18 years, many of whom were quite inspired by the photographic medium, which is really exciting to witness!! Below is an overview mostly in photographs.
A fun element to this workshop was that students made prints of their best work. The following are images that students deemed print worthy.
I loved how candid most students felt in front of the camera! All kinds of poses were struck during these sessions.
In addition to photographing one another, many of the participants loved photographing the staff at the community centers. Big thanks to them for all their help during the workshops!!
For it’s price, ease of use and creative options, the Nikon Coolpix S7000 was a great camera to teach an intro to digital photo class! Mirror mode and Selective Color were two creative modes that got a lot of milage in this series of workshops.
I could not have done all of this without the help of some amazing volunteers. I thank you immensely for giving up your time to assist me during these workshops. Each one was better because of you!!
And BIG thanks to this man, Paul Paletti! An event that started in 1999 with 4 participating galleries, the Louisville Photo Biennial has since grown to encompass 65 exhibitions of work by contemporary photographers. None of this would have been achieved without Paul’s dedicated coordination of the event since 2003. He even brought lunch to each workshop! Thank you Paul!
And no story about a photo workshop is complete without some self-timed group photos!
Big shout out to Murphy’s Camera on Bardstown Road! They were our one stop shop for all cameras, printers, inks and accessories used in the workshops. The staff is super friendly and extremely helpful!! Please support this awesome local business for all your photographic needs!
So grateful for this opportunity! Thanks for reading.