NEW Photography Class for 8yrs+

Learn a new skill in Lockdown

Kids are bored, parents are busy. This is a weird time. We can make it a really positive one, for kids and parents. Most parents I know are trying to free up some child free time to work (or even just be 'off duty' for a little while…heaven forbid!) Wouldn't it be great if your kids could be busy being creative, enjoying learning photography - a new life skill -through ‘doing’ for the next 4 weeks, with little input needed from you? 😙👌 You are in the right place.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START?

Not very much! This is a very practical learning, you don't need much, it's designed to work in the smallest of flats! Here is the list of the things you absolutely do need.

  • Phone, tablet or digital camera

  • To be 8 yrs +

  • Large Dollop of Energy

  • Pen & Paper

  • Time

Hey Parents!

(kids, you can skip this part!)

Thanks for getting this far! I've set this course up (in record time) because of the current situation, with our kids at home (and many of us are still trying to work). This is the second enrolment, as the first went so well!

My aim is to teach your kids photography in a super hands-on practical way, that will mean that the theory will be absorbed by the 'doing'.  

We all learn in different ways so each module of  this course will include videos, presentations, a quiz and downloads. There are 4 modules, one per week

There is also a PRIVATE Facebook Group that you can join for your child where we can share our work, I will give feedback and do LIVE Q&A's twice a week. This is our KIDS TAKEOVER community space.

The rest of the video based course will be delivered right here on this page, and can be taken in their own time at their own pace over the next 4 weeks. It's designed to fit in around your family schedule. Each new module will be released every Weds at 9am. There are 2 challenges per week and several videos. 

The course will take a minimum of 2/3 hours per week, with most kids spending waaaay longer, (which I encourage)! 

I know times are tricky and my aim for this course is to entertain and teach your kids, with easy to digest bite-sized modules that deliver some really big teaching. I'm hoping you can leave them to it, and get on with something else, or learn with them, whilst we explore our creativity together through the medium of photography. 

Liz x

KIDS TAKEOVER COUNTDOWN

Don't miss out

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How much does it cost?

This course is super affordable, usual classes are £149! This is a per household cost, so as many siblings as live together!

NHS STAFF?

How to sign up

Please just create an account, but don't pay anything. If you sign up with an NHS address you will be automatically added to the course, if you use a personal address then please email some proof of employment to informalphotoschool@gmail.com and we will get you added in for FREE. Thanks!

What will we cover?

Week 1 

This week is all about FOCUS, DEPTH OF FIELD, COLOUR & CREATING PHOTO COLOUR GRIDS

Week 2

This week is all about LIGHT, SHADE, CREATING A BLACK & WHITE PROJECT and SELFIES EXPLORING THE LIGHT, as well as PRO EDITING 

Week 3

This week is all about COMPOSITION, FRAMING, NEGATIVE SPACE, SYMMETRY, PERSPECTIVE & CREATIVITY. THE CHALLENGE IS A SCAVENGER HUNT, AND CREATIVE SELFIE PHOTOS

Week 4

This week is all about STORYTELLING, EMOTION, NARRATIVE, STORYBOARDING

Each week there will be 3 teaching VIDEOS, and 2 CHALLENGES, and a QUIZ, so the learning is through the 'doing'. There will be LIVE Q&A's and feedback, twice every week.

What are parents saying?

“I signed one of my daughters up to do the photography course with Liz and, after seeing how much she was enjoying it, her two sisters asked if they could join in too. I’ve now got three budding photographers! They are seeing the world through different eyes and noticing colours, patterns and lighting of everyday things around them. Dog walks now have a whole new focus. So lovely to see them all so engaged. Highly highly recommend it.”

Helen

“My daughter and I are loving the course - thank you! It's amazing to see her get excited about something other than Snapchat and Instagram!”

Hannah

Instructor(s)

Liz Carrington

Liz Carrington

photographer, business owner, mum and podcaster

I'm Liz, a professional photographer (for 20 years!), mum of three (5, 8, 10 yrs), creative agency business owner, and podcaster. You can find me at www.elevatewithliz.co.uk and www.gritandwit.co.uk I’ve been teaching photography in ‘THE informal SCHOOL OF PHOTOGRAPHY’ an arm of my business, for a number of years. There is more info once you have enrolled and a video to watch above. Thanks for trusting me with your kids learning, I promise to keep it light and encouraging, whilst being really informative, but most of all fun. Liz x

KIDS TAKEOVER

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