Photography classes for kids • Frederick, MD photographer

Spots are opening up in February for my private photography classes for kids! This class is offered to kids 10+ with a camera they can set in manual mode. Ideally this would be a DSLR or mirrorless camera. Through private lessons, I can meet each student at their level of understanding & work to learn their camera specifically. Lessons are held in my home studio and we’ll adhere to current masking and social distance guidelines.

Beginner students are required to start with 4 lessons. These lessons cover how a camera works, understanding how to use the buttons and dials on their particular camera, as well as the exposure triangle. Private photography lessons for kids are $25 for 45 minutes of instruction. The 4 first lessons are discounted by 20% when purchased at once.

The first 4 lessons cover the following –

  • Understanding how a camera works and becoming familiar with using it
  • Learning the exposure triangle (shutter speed, aperture, and ISO)
  • Basic introductions to light and composition
  • Toggling focus if ready

Later lessons can cover –

  • Color balance and light modifiers
  • Understanding depth of field
  • Understanding the tools in your camera such as the light meter, metering modes, and the histogram
  • A deeper understanding of light
    • Soft light
    • Harsh light
    • Split light
    • Backlighting
  • Composition activities
  • Image review and critique
  • Older students can begin to receive editing instruction

Prerequisites –

  • Kids and teens ages 10+
  • Must have a camera that can be used in manual mode
  • A genuine love of photography 🙂

If you’re not sure you’re ready for private lessons, I also offer free photography lessons for kids on my youtube channel. Check some of these lessons out to get a sense of my teaching style. New video releases are announced on Facebook and Instagram.

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Click the button below to schedule you first four lessons. Once you select your date & time, we will run on that schedule for 4 consecutive weeks. Your invoice for 4 classes will reflect the discounted rate. If bad weather or conflicts arise, we’ll reschedule for a time that works for us both!

Cristina Elisa Photography is located in Frederick, MD and specializes in natural light, and black and white photography.

Contact Cristina to book your portrait session today!