SNAPSHOP! 2011 WORKSHOPS
Over the course of four Saturdays in April 2011, 60 students from underserved areas of Los Angeles were exposed and instructed on a variety of different types of photographic styles/genres.
Each Saturday was hosted by a different venue from Santa Monica to West Hollywood and Central Los Angeles. Students selected one area of photographic style to learn throughout the month of April 2011, and in collaboration with the instructor, selected their image for a printed exhibition for the official closing night of The Month of Photography Los Angeles.
The instructors and guests speakers are listed below.
A special thank you to all of our host venues, Santa Monica College, Julia Dean PhotoWorkshops, Lomography and Broadway Art Space for donating their space to support this program.
To see photographs from the program, click here.
To see photographs from the closing night exhibiton, click here.
Instructor: Natalie Marie Franco
Students passionate about photography learned the basics components in digital photography and lighting. They integrated conceptual elements such as (mood, style, composition and the unexpected) using models and props. Students had access to a studio and one on location shoot.
Instructor: Nicole Franco
This course introduced the fundamentals of documentary style photography. Students learned creative approaches to photographing people through the art of visual storytelling. Developing skills in subject interaction, environmental portraiture and using the camera as an objective witness were all explored.
Instructor: Amanda Shank
Simplicity is the key. Students gained insight into working with film, the original medium of photography. Students learned the fundamentals of capturing the moment without the hassle of high technology.
Instructor: Kori Stanton
In this workshop students captured the true essence of animals. Dogs and cats have expressions just like humans and although they can’t really tell us how they are feeling we can see it all over their face and in their body language. Students took a few moments to get to know pets and then through the image captured a true representation of their personality. Students captured proper portraits of their favorite furry friend. This workshop explored portraiture at a whole new level as students used their photo skills and connection with the animal to tell their story.
Fine Art Narrative
Instructor: David Healey
This class was an open discussion of the importance of recording your life’s experiences for personal use and publication. Most importantly there was a continuing discussion throughout the course about the statements each student wants to make to the world.