Introduction to Photography for Youth

Introduction to Photography for Youth

Wed, Dec 7, 14, 21 @ 4:00PM - 5:30PM

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Cost: $95

Age: 10-16 years
3 sessions
at 1.5 hours each
Location: The 55 Activity Centre

List of supplies: (not included)
● Digital Camera (a camera phone works here)
● SD card
● Pencil and paper
● Please bring warm and waterproof clothing for outside

We will explore the basics of photography through the lens of creativity and exploration. At its base, this intro to photography class will teach students how to use a camera. And how to turn the idea in their mind into a physical photograph, embracing their own creativity. Some common topics include exposure, focus, editing, and more.

We will begin with an introduction to composition This will teach how to add variety to their photo with composition will help them tell a better story with their photos.

We will take the time to explore the Rule of thirds, Limb chops, and Leading lines, as well as how to fill the frame and utilize negative space.

After exploring these concepts we will practice them with fun and engaging photography exercises, allowing participants time to hone their skills and test their creativity.

We will end by examining our new art and learning the process of self and peer critique with an emphasis on group mindset.


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Jake Scharfman

Jake was raised climbing and hiking the mountains of California and exploring the West’s deserts with his parents and friends. After a few years of rock climbing, he decided to implement his passion for digital arts into the sport. At the age of 17, he booked his first shoot. Another two years later at the age of 19, he left his home in the Bay Area and moved to Squamish to pursue climbing, photography, and school full time. Jake has a profound love for both climbing and photography and has the intention to pursue both throughout life. He hopes to share these passions with as many people as possible and make friends along the way. He now works in the climbing industry but continues to pursue his passion for creativity and taking photos in the places he loves.


The 55 Activity Centre

1201 Village Green Way Squamish, Squamish, BC, V8B 0N6, Canada


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Squamish Arts acknowledges that the land on which we live, work and recreate is the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, particularly the territories of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation. It is our responsibility to honour their ancestry by being an ally to the present.