Photography for Kids: A Project-Based Class

February 12, 2017 Photography 0 Comments

I am so excited to be using part of my maternity leave to develop and offer a photography class just for kids! Read below for more details and contact me if you are interested. A location and time will be announced once I have enough interest so we can make it convenient for everyone.

student photography class

Is your student interested in the art and science of photography? Do they have a desire to tell stories and document their world? Then this course is for them. Through a combination of technical lessons and fun projects, students will master the fine art of photography.

Students will learn to master:

  • The camera – learn manual settings to create the art you envision
  • The light – learn proper exposure and use of light to tell a story
  • The composition – learn how to include key people, places and things in a picture
  • The story – learn how to use this powerful genre to share your world
  • The presentation – learn how to cull, edit, print and display your work


  • Open to 5th through 12th grade students
  • Class size limited to 10 students to provide meaningful instruction
  • Class will meet once a week for 12 weeks at a time and location in the Yucaipa area that is to be determined once the class is full
  • A DSLR or any camera with a manual setting is required (not camera phone)
  • Handouts and materials will be provided
  • Class fee is $75 and goes towards materials and printing of images for gallery showing (ask about a sibling discount)
  • A computer with ability to view edit images is recommended but not required


Teaching will be facilitated through a series of photography projects. Each lesson will include technical aspects of photography and then a chance for extensive practice and a weekly assignment. This will culminate in a gallery showing of their best work at the end of the trimester.

Projects will include: 

  • Pick-A-Color
  • Shadows and Light
  • Motion and Movement
  • Bird’s Eye or Bug’s Eye View
  • The Big Picture and the Small Details
  • A Day in My Life
  • Where I am From
  • Photojournalist for a Day
  • A Student Directed Project
  • Printing and Displaying Your Work


Erin is a family photographer and former middle school/high school teacher who is passionate about developing the talents of kids. She has routinely used photography projects in her classroom to engage students in the world around them and help them find their creative voice. She looks forward to working with your family! Contact her at 323-523-3375 or