Earlier this year, PhotoU (excitedly!) kicked off its Bay Area programming with an Intro Workshop. Seven young photographers, ranging in age from 13-17, came together to learn, get creative and be inspired. Students spent the day learning how the camera works, how to adjust aperture and shutter speed to take photos in manual mode, and how to create more powerful photos using some simple composition techniques.
After getting the basics down in the classroom, we set off on a photo walk, giving everyone a chance to practice their new skills and gain confidence behind the camera. Each student seemed to gravitate towards their own unique subject matter and it was great to see shooting styles and individual aesthetics emerge.
As an added bonus, we got lucky with a gorgeous sunset that night, giving us a chance to play with some "golden hour" light.
To round out the workshop, each student chose three photos to share with the class in a fun and constructive group critique. Seeing the beautiful work that was produced in just a few short hours was extremely inspiring--a perfect way to end the day...and gear up for our Spring and Summer classes!
To see some of the students' photos from this workshop, head over to our Past Projects page.