Digital Photography for Kids

Six sessions: Tuesdays, September 29 – November 3, 3:30–5:30PM

There will be a mandatory PARENTS tech evening Thursday, September 24, 4:30–6:30PM*

Price: $325.00

Digital photography for kids

Photos © Samuel, 13 years old (top), Mia, 12 years old (bottom).

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In this basic digital photography class designed especially for young photographers ages 11–14, students will learn how to “make” photographs, not just “take” them. They will become friends with their cameras and learn to make the most of their camera’s settings. They will practice making photographic decisions to capture and create what they see with their eyes, minds, and hearts.

During this six-week class, students will take photo walks in the neighborhood together with the instructor, while focusing on specific photographic goals, subjects, and assignments. Students will also work in the classroom to learn post-processing techniques with Photoshop and Lightroom.

Throughout our time together, students will hone their visual sensitivity for seeing light and learn photographic language and compositional elements. This will be a fun class for young photographers to enhance their interest in photography while gaining new skills and experience.

Required Equipment: a digital camera with manual settings and a laptop with Photoshop and Lightroom loaded.

This class is best-suited to kids ages 11–14.

*The workshop includes a mandatory drop-in meeting for parents the week before the class begins to guarantee a smooth technical set up for the software the kids will be using. Parents can drop-in during the two hour period with a laptop with all passwords necessary to buy and load Photoshop and Lightroom. In our experience this time with the parents creates a smooth beginning of the class without taking time away from the kids working on technical and software issues.

For questions or to register, call: 415.388.3569


Digital photography for young photographers Photo © Hillary Sloss.Instructor Bio: After receiving her master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Hillary Sloss spent 15 years working as a photojournalist at various newspapers around the U.S. She photographed every facet of life, including births, schools and graduations, parades, wildfires, pro sports, and World Cup soccer, and later started a boutique stock photography agency. She graduated from the Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training in 2008 and currently teaches digital and film photography classes at the San Francisco Waldorf High School. She exhibited her fine art photography at the ICB for four years. Hillary’s most recent project is running an annual photo camp for adults.

Hillary offers tips for young photographers and their parents on our blog.