Digital Photography for Kids

Digital Photography for Kids Workshop at The Image Flow in Mill Valley, CA

Photos © Nikki Parsons and Constance Chu

A fun, engaging digital photography kids workshop designed especially for ages 11 – 14.

Digital Photography Kids Workshop is for kids ages 11 – 14 with a passion for photography! The Image Flow’s Constance Chu will lead a group of aspiring young photographers on a fun and challenging journey of photographic exploration and learning.

In Digital Photography for Kids, students will be exposed to the phenomenal work of photographers like Annie Leibovitz, Robert Frank, Harry Benson, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Steve McCurry, as well as amazing teen photographers like Ryan Parrilla and Zev Hoover.

Looking at the work of great photographers helps new students understand the various aspects of a photograph. What is contrast? Is there a difference between vibrance and saturation? What is depth of field and how can it be controlled?

During this six-session workshop, participants will learn to:

  • Set up a basic photographic workflow that they can continue to use long after the workshop is finished: Capture, transfer, post-process, and print
  • Operate their cameras on manual mode and come to understand how manual operation of their cameras results in greater creative control
  • Develop their photographs using Lightroom
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Photo © Constance Chu.

Practice will be a major component of this workshop as Constance leads the group on daily, guided photo walks around the neighborhood. Some fun places visited in the past include Once Around, Sycamore Park, and Mill Valley Music. Upon return on each class day, the group will learn how to enhance their photos through the use of Lightroom.

Oh, and did we mention the best part? Students get to take home an 11 x 17-inch print of an image they took during the workshop!

Class Schedule:

Each day’s class will consist of a photo walk and instruction on camera operation or Lightroom.

Day 1: Instruction on manual operation of camera and a photo walk

Day 2: Review of manual operation, photo walk, and importing and making a catalog in Lightroom

Day 3: Photo walk, review of importing, and introduction of developing in Lightroom

Day 4: Photo walk, review of basic developing, and learning more developing tools in Lightroom

Day 5: Photo walk and more time to edit your photos

Day 6: Finish editing and submit chosen image for printing

*Lightroom is required for this workshop. To prevent issues on the first day of class, please have it installed on your kid’s laptop AND make sure it works properly!

Price: $325.00

Please review our Registration Terms & Conditions

Call 415-388-3569 for more information or to register.

Six sessions:

January 24 – March 7 (No class February 21)
Wednesdays, 3:30–5:30PM

Who should take this workshop: 

Kids with a passion for photography—no experience required!

Pertinent details:

  • Maximum eight (8) students
  • Daily photo walks
  • Introduction to Lightroom for archiving and editing
  • Instruction on manual operation of camera
  • Includes one 11 x 17 print on Epson Premium Lustre paper

Required materials:

  • DSLR or mirrorless camera with manual settings
  • Laptop with Adobe Lightroom installed and functional*
  • Card reader

Further reading:


Constance B&W 4x5_smInstructor bio: Constance Chu has a background in psychology with an emphasis in neuroscience, but despite her scientific upbringing, she comes to The Flow with a rather impressive photographic pedigree. Her first digital photography course was in the fall of 2011 at the Ottawa School of Art in Canada. Not long after returning to California, she began working with Magnum photographer Jim Goldberg in San Francisco, first as an intern and then as his interim studio manager. Constance also has a small photography business of her own doing family portraiture and documentary projects.