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Cell Phone Photography (6th-8th)

Let's learn to create better photos with your cell phone. We'll start this class by covering the basics of good photography (subject, light and composition) while we practice taking photos each week. As the year progresses we will dive into different genres of photography as we set up photo shoots in the classroom to learn creative techniques including: perfecting the selfie & portraits, fantastic food photos, precious pets, photographing pets and people, creative toy photography and more. Students will learn to edit photos in the camera and will use several free apps throughout the year for additional editing practice and experiences. Students are expected to bring a charged cell phone with a camera to class each week, practice photography skills at home each week, complete weekly assignments and upload them to a free, private Padlet classroom board. Students should also be able to add apps to their phone as needed.


Required materials: cell phone
Text: None
Supply fee: $30.00 (paid to Stephanie Barr due at Orientation or the first class attended)
Tuition: $400 ($40.00/month for 10 months, August-May or $45/month if prorated)


Stephanie Barr

B.F.A., Art Education, VCU
Arts in Healthcare, University of Florida

Stephanie graduated from VCU with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Art Education and is certified K-12. She created a homeschool arts program at the Petersburg Area Art League while homeschooling her 3 boys. In 2015, Stephanie left the art league and started Pens, Paper & Paint LLC, a mobile arts education business, serving families throughout the Richmond region. In 2019, she completed a rigorous Arts in Healthcare program at UF and began delivering quality visual arts programming to senior living and dementia care residents in the area. Stephanie has two homeschool graduates (2019, 2021), a 9th grader currently attending Bridge Academy and is an active member of Second Branch. In her spare time, you can find Stephanie in her flower beds, creating mixed media art pieces and enjoying the area's arts and cultural events.

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