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In this introductory course, students will learn the basics of DSLR camera operations, work with post-production editing software, and practice visual art critiques with their peers. You will learn about contemporary and historical examples of photographers and ways that visual media influences our culture. To wrap up you will print and frame your final images for the friends and family showcase!
The class is limited to 10 students.
My name is Adonis J but I'm also known as AD. I am from Seattle, Washington but my family is from Senegal and I studied photography at youth and focus. I take digital pictures with a focus on composition. I like taking pictures of anything because at that moment I see something I might pass it without realizing it might be a good photo to take so I try to take pictures of everything. My biggest inspiration is God and my family so they inspire me to be better.
My theme for this photo is nostalgia
In this photo I wanted to capture a memory, a feeling of happiness, a sense of deja vu.
I took this photo during a friend's birthday, mainly because it is something everyone can relate to. No matter where someone is from, how old they are, if they are a good person or not, they have a birthday.
I hope this photo can remind you of a certain point in time where you were happy and not thinking about anything else but how great that moment was.
That is what I hope you are feeling right now and if not I hope you atleast like it.
My name is Hazel Sehlhorst, I am 14 years old and from Seattle WA, and I am a photographer.
A lot is going on in my picture from movement to the different types of light. I wanted to focus on lighting in the photo this quarter, filled with my work. I took this photo on the balcony of the place I take my classes. The subject of this photo was getting all the different lights and movements. The title of my artwork is DREAMY NIGHT. I was inspired by Gregory Crewdson who has taken staged photos and it made me feel a sense of exploration. I remember driving on the highway back from a long trip and I love that. A message I want to give is to pay attention to the small things because they matter. Something I learned from taking this photo is that it takes a lot of time to take the perfect picture and you will have some photos that you aren't gonna like. When I first came into youth in focus I wanted my photos to be about nature. So all of my photos were a result of some things that I didn't know I was interested in.
My name is Mel, I live in Seattle, WA. I shoot digital photos with a focus on things that catch my eye or things that I like in the moment. I'm inspired by the world and my everyday surroundings like sunsets, clouds, colors and overall anything pretty. I take photos when I'm walking my dog, finding a way to look at my everyday surroundings differently. When I look at my photos they make me happy.
My series of work is called The Familiar. I titled it this because all my photos are things I've been accustomed too. Even though they're all commonplaces I still find the beauty and longing that I feel in these photos. I try to focus on nostalgic and homesick feelings in my work, which I feel I represented perfectly. I would also like to thank Youth in Focus for giving me this opportunity.
For the longest time I’ve always appreciated Photography. I was always fascinated with cameras. The photos that always immediately caught my eyes were pictures of nature. I enjoy the naturalistic beauty of nature, the types of photos that bring you a feeling of content. The final photo I have chosen is a reflection of what types of photos male me feel a wave of calm, content and satisfaction.
My first love for photography awakened when I was a young teen, when taking pictures of me wasn’t a choice because I found no excitement in looking at my imperfections. But where I felt most beautiful and myself were baby pictures. I did not only appreciate the beauty, but also those memories that were stolen from my young mind that felt so mine. Since then, I insisted on taking pictures for my friends where they would feel like I once felt, and continued capturing moments in case those moments were stolen again.
This picture was a surprise when I looked back through this session. It wrapped me instantly with the vivid colors, and the motion gave certain uncertainty that interested me on the subject. From first sight it felt like a painting, every brush so carefully thought of and every color perfectly combined, which is why, this being purely random, it becomes more unique to me.