Recommended for Ages 8 - 12

Exploring Photography!

Wednesdays at 5:00 pm - 5:40pm MST
April 19th - May 10th

A great introduction to photography for 8 - 12 year olds! 

We will seek new perspectives for our subjects, talk about elements of design and play with different composition techniques in this intro photography course.  Kids will combine these new photo concepts with storytelling about things that are important to them.  Together it makes for an impactful course that grows kids confidence in sharing their unique voice.   

There will be loads of examples to learn from, time to take photos during class and challenges to  work on during the week.  We'll also share and discuss the photos kids take in the next class.

This class can be taken with a phone or a camera.  

Choose ROCK YOUR CAMERA course if you'd like to learn about manual settings and how to take control over your camera.

Maximum # of Students:  10
Minimum # of Students:  4 to run course
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Day 1

  • choosing our subject
  • seeking new perspectives
  • starting to frame things up

Day 2

  • playing with elements of design
  • Creative cropping

Day 3

  • working with more design elements
  • Framing up your photo
  • telling a story

Day 4

  • noticing and experimenting with Shadow & light
  • creating an image series
Meet the instructor

Janet Pliszka

Janet is the creator of Kids Photography Academy. She's been a professional photographer for over 15 years and has specialized in family, school and branding photography.
She's always loved watching kids get curious about her camera and that motivated her to start teaching photography in camps and schools in her city of Calgary. Now, she's thrilled to also offer online experiences for kids everywhere through KPA. Her students describe her as super encouraging, fun and knowledgeable.
She is all about sparking passion, confidence, and curiosity in kids by teaching them this craft she loves so much. She looks forward to seeing you soon! ).
Patrick Jones - Course author