100 Days of Summer | A Photography Workshop
Children and parents are counting down the days until summer vacation! They can feel it- it’s RIGHT around the corner! Most likely, the summer will hold 100 days of heat and lots of opportunity for fun! Ready to improve your summer photography skills?
Have you ever wanted to capture those days better? To have a more visual recollection of all the memories your family will make in these quick 100 days of summer? Or are you a family photographer looking to take better, more engaging and natural photographs of children?
Whether you are a mom that is longing to capture the right moments of your child or children, or a novice family photographer, this workshop is for you!
I have been teaching for over 14 years, and sharing my knowledge and love for art is one of my most favorite things in the world! I went to Kent State University where I studied Art Education and Studio Art. I received my masters in Education after moving down to Charlotte, NC in 2004 to teach.
As an art educator, or any educator for that matter, you have to learn to adapt to any situation and learning environment. You are always learning how to improve your skills and knowledge to help students learn and grow to their best ability. In my profession, I would bring in my love of all subject areas to help students create their best projects. Math, science, and literacy were always snuck in to each and every one of my lessons. I was able to give my students a variety of ways to learn through every lesson I taught.
On the side I did many other things. I painted, I worked as a bartender and server in several different restaurants over the years (Stamper’s being one of them, which my family owned). I served as a coach for Girls on the Run of Charlotte and Northeast Ohio for 10 years, trained for three marathons, and ran my side hustle photography business.
Photography was always a side passion of mine. Ever since I was little I was taking photos with our film cameras, disposable cameras, anything I could get my hand on. I learned about film photography in high school and college. I didn’t truly fall in love with it until I was out on my own. I bought my first digital camera in the early 2000’s, and it was FIVE megapixels. FIVE! Cameras have come a loonnnng way since then!
Seven years after teaching in Charlotte, we moved back to Cleveland. Seven years later, I decided to leave teaching and stay at home with my three children and run a full time photography business. This past year has been a really amazing adventure but I really do miss teaching! I have now partnered with the amazing local camera store, Pixel Connection, who has allowed me the opportunity to start teaching again!
This workshop is geared toward capturing the 100 days of summer fun! No matter the adventure or vacation, you will leave this class feeling confident that you can document your time spent with your family. You will be able to use the skills learned in this class to even bring it beyond summer and into the upcoming seasons.
Roasting marshmallows by the fire? Fourth of July party? Weekdays at the pool? Get your camera ready. You will learn how to find the right pockets of light and angles for capturing emotion, messy popsicle faces, bubble parties, sprinklers, and campouts. There is beauty in all our summer moments, and you will learn all my camera tips and basics to make sure you don’t miss a beat.
The first half of class will be spent at Awesome Otter Studio, where you will learn hands on techniques to capturing all of the summer moments. There will be light snacks and delicious cookies provided by The Sister Project Co. You will also learn first hand how to spruce up your photos with simple editing techniques and presets.
Following the studio, we will go out on location to play! We will head down the road to Clague Park and put into action what you learned in studio. You will get hands on experience to will help you practice and strengthen your skills and be ready to take on summer. Don’t have a camera or ready to upgrade? No problem! Pixel Connection will provide cameras and lenses you can explore.
Questions? Contact me here or call Pixel Connection at 440-934-1544.
Ready to register? Click HERE and don’t miss a SUMMER BEAT!