Warren County Summer Music School 2015

For three weeks this summer, I had the privilege & pleasure of being the teacher of the very first Photography class at Warren County Summer Music School. As a former student, intern, and now faculty member, I’ve been begging to start a photography class and they finally gave me the opportunity! It was definitely a challenging and completely rewarding experience and I’m so happy they have introduced Photography to their wonderful program of the arts.

I had about 55 students total (group photos below) and I taught them about the basics of photography through scavenger hunts, challenges, and through examples explaining the different settings of a camera.

Here's a quick list of some concepts I covered: 

  • Exposure
  • Focus
  • Composition
  • Rule of Thirds
  • Aperture 
  • Shutter Speed
  • Lighting
  • Zoom
  • Portraits
  • 'Capturing the moment'
  • How a camera works
  • Constructive Criticism

I was so impressed by these kids! On the first day, some of them didn't even know how to use their camera and by the end of the class, they were taking great pictures- so cool!

One of my favorite parts of the class was printing and hanging their 'most-voted-on-by-the-class' photo from each assignment in the hallways for everyone to see. The kids got so many compliments on their pictures and it made them feel good to get positive feedback on something that they created.

Group photos with these young photographers!

Group photos with these young photographers!

I’m also their in-house photographer, so here is a quick peek into the happenings for the past three weeks at the 2015 Warren County Summer Music School. Click here to find out more about WCSMS.