Digital Photography for Youth


This 7- week class is designed for students aged 10-18 yrs old to explore digital photography through lectures and hands-on activities in and around RayKo. Students will learn both about the basics of photography, its history and how to use both manual and automatic functions of their cameras; including shooting modes, aperture, shutter speeds, ISO & White Balance. Techniques for how to successfully use color, light, composition and image construction in photographs will also be covered. Processing and editing images in photo-related software, as well as presentation techniques, will round out the class. This class is suitable for both beginners, and more experienced students looking to further their skills. Materials included.

BRING: Snack and any kind of digital camera 

INSTRUCTOR: Moira McDonald

DATES: Tue, 4:15-6:15, Jan 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar 7

Tentative Schedule:

Week 1: Making a photograph. Composition & basic camera settings. Make dioramas for photographing.

Week 2: Finding a photograph. Depth of field & Motion – Semi-auto settings. Field trip to SF MOMA. Portraiture and City Photography.

Week 3: Manual settings review. Downloading photos, introduction to digital editing. Scannerography.

Week 4: Converting color to b/w & fine tuning editing in Lightroom.

Week 5: Color/Light/Line – Manual settings on camera. Portraiture & Abstract Photography. Field trip to shoot in Yerba Buena. 

Week 6: Make Books! Final editing & printing.

Week 7: Printing and Final Presentation 


 Please review our sales policies before signing up. Sorry! No refunds/credit can be given if a student drops less than 7 days before the class starts

$25.00 off if you register at least one week prior to class start date, all online discounts are applied automatically.

Register for the same class with a friend and each of you will receive 10% off. All registrations must be made by one person in a single transaction. To take advantage of the discount online, set the quantity to 2 (or 3, or 4...) when adding to the cart (or change the quantity in the shopping cart). The system automatically deducts this discount. The discount only applies if two or more you enroll in the same class. 

 Please enter the full name of your companion at the checkout stage including their name, email, and phone number in the comments section of your registration form.  

Workshop Cost: $200

Early Registration: $175


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