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Capture the world with an artist's eye using photographs to tell a story.

About this Workshop

Campus: Sarah Lawrence College | Rising Grades: 8,9

Photography is both an emotionally expressive art used to tell a story and a practical application to archive moments of the past. Realize your visual narrative through a sequence of images by first conceptualizing your project. Then, apply various photographic techniques to carefully plan and frame your compositions. Hone your skills with Photoshop, working to develop a collection of photographs that tell a cohesive story. Present your work to your peers, engaging in a collaborative process of artistic critique, allowing you to perfect your work. This workshop will start with the basics and prepare you to capture a story worth sharing. Note: Students are expected to bring their own digital camera. Ideally, your camera will allow you to control f-stops and shutter speeds. If you have any questions, please reach out to the EXPLO admission counselors. 

Required Materials: - Digital camera, preferably an SLR that will allow you to manipulate shutter speed, f-stops, and other manual adjustments.


Camera Mastery
Master using your camera as a tool. Practice using light, shutter speed, and aperture, to gain the perfect results.

Visual Storytelling
Through different styles and techniques, explore how you use lighting, subject placement, emotion, color, etc. to help you communicate a message and tell a story through your photography.

Digital Photo Editing
Use photo editing software to adjust brightness, control distortion, create layers, alter color, and refine your photos to achieve high-quality images.

Critique + Revision
Practice critiquing and talking about art. Shoot and edit photographs, receiving feedback and providing artistic critique for others. Revise your technique until the best possible photos emerge.