Yesterday afternoon Communities In Schools, the nation’s largest high school dropout prevention program, held their first after school photography class at Hamilton High School in Los Angeles. I am teaching the class with help from my studio manager extraordinaire, Casey. We are also excited that many of LA’s top photographers will be stopping by to guest lecture.
During the first half of each class we provide a hands-on demonstration while talking with the students about technical aspects of photography. In the second half of class, we critique their work and discuss the business side of taking pictures.
I am particularly excited that we are working on linking the Hamilton High students with the students I taught in Mozambique for Reencontro and the African Millennium Foundation. See previous posts about that here:
The 10-week program will culminate with a gallery show of the students’ work entitled School Life. We hope to feature photographs side-by-side from the Hamilton and Reencontro students. More details on that to come.
Huge thank you to Candice Coke and Justin Alston to coming out and dancing. They are both talented actors and dancers who made the shooting portion of the class happen. Here is a little video of the students shooting yesterday.
Here are two iPhone photos that Casey shot with ShakeIt: