NOTES FOR PARENTS ABOUT THE COURSE
I have been doing portrait photography for many many years as Calico Jo's Photo Art. Along the way I started homeschooling my children, which led me to design a course for their homeschooling group. Since then I have taught this course at schools, youth centers, holiday programs, as well as beginner adult groups.
My youngest son has no attention span, so this course is designed to cover only one topic at a time, to have fun while learning, and it is all easy to understand. Photography and using a camera, simplified.
Any camera can be used to start with. Lessons later on will need a camera where you can at least adjust the settings. There is no need for expensive equipment, there will be some alternatives if you don't have such things as a reflector, external flash, different lenses, filters, a DSLR camera. If you do have this camera equipment available and you don't know how to use them, then you will really find this course helpful.
Some of the subjects covered are:
Creating an interesting photo, composition, colour, texture
Capturing Movement and shutter speeds.
Using light and ISOs
Depth of field and F. Stops
The last lesson is getting confident in using the Manual setting on a camera.
The course will be posted on the blog, lesson by lesson.
I would love to see any photos the kids are achieving. I think you will be surprised at how well they do.
Watch this space!!
Of Time & Beauty