I am super excited to announce that I will be teaching two classes at the University of Tennessee’s Kids U program here in Knoxville this summer! This is an excellent program, and yep I’m stoked about it!
The first class is “Photojournalism for Kids”, Grades 9-12 and runs from 9AM to Noon, June 25-29. This is going to introduce kids to the super cool world of photojournalism and we will cover a bit of everything from history and ethics to capturing decisive moments with your camera to how to caption an image. We will have a few mini assignments/field trips during the class (within walking distance of the classroom) and I’ll also discuss possible career and education paths after high school. If you want to take a look at some of my sports photojournalism work, click here to head over to that part of my site. You will need a digital camera (a DSLR would be best, point and shoots are OK, and film is a no-no) to participate, and if that’s a big issue I can probably help out with a loaner. Best $99 you’ll spend on your kid this summer CLICK HERE for more info on the Photojournalism for Kids class.
The second class is “Introduction to Photoshop”, Grades 8-12 and runs from 1PM to 4PM, June 25-29. Photoshop is one of those programs that you can spend years mastering and still not know half of it, but after I go through some basic techniques we are going to learn how to enhance images (including those bad cell phone images), do some cool/funky effects, and how to use and apply different styles to photographs. It’s going to be AWESOME!!! Students will need a decent sized USB drive so we can shuttle images around. CLICK HERE for more info on the Introduction to Photoshop class.
Both classes are being held at the UT Conference Center Computer Lab on the 4th floor, run 3 hours per day for 5 consecutive days, and feel free to call/text/email me if you have any questions. Please share this post (just click on the “Share the knowledge” tabs directly below this line to share it on Facebook, Twitter, etc.) with your friends, but I do expect these both to fill up quickly (class sizes are limited), so register EARLY!