Join us for ONLINE educational photography workshops. These community-driven workshops focus on photography as a means for creative expression and acquiring basic photography skills. Learn and practice various aspects of photography such as composition and lighting. No prior experience is required and all levels of proficiency and camera types are welcome.
Each ONLINE workshop includes a prerecorded 30 minute tutorial and an interactive 1 hour Zoom call with participants and teaching artist, Anne Houang. The online tutorial link will be available beginning two days prior to the Zoom call on the Levy Park Facebook page and Levy Park YouTube channel. The Zoom Workshop link will be accessible on this website listing below each workshop date. Workshops will be held online until further notice.
View the first annual Views from Levy Park exhibition here, featuring photographic works by artists who participated in our monthly workshops from May 2019 – April 2020.
June 20, 2020: Understanding Exposure & Light Metering: Learn how to correctly expose your subject through controlled combinations of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Learn about the different light metering modes and how they apply to specific light conditions.
- Online Tutorial (prerecorded video lesson) – available 6/18 at 9AM on the Levy Park Facebook page and Levy Park YouTube channel.
- Zoom Call (live video lesson) – available 6/20 at 9AM by clicking here. Password: 2F3MgT
July 11, 2020: Macrophotography: Explore small details of Levy Park while learning how to take close up photographs. During this session, we will explore aperture and differential focus in creating images. Bring a macro lens if you have one, but not required.
- Online Tutorial (prerecorded video lesson) – available 7/9 at 9AM on the Levy Park Facebook page and Levy Park YouTube channel.
- Zoom Call (live video lesson) – available 7/11 at 9AM by clicking here. Password: 1KLN9M
July 18, 2020: Understanding & Controlling Light: Understand the importance of light and its qualities in relation to photography. Learn how to control light with various accessories, such as fill-in flash, filters and reflectors, and learn how different lighting can convey different moods.
- Online Tutorial (prerecorded video lesson) – available 7/16 at 9AM on the Levy Park Facebook page and Levy Park YouTube channel.
- Zoom Call (live video lesson) – available 7/18 at 9AM by clicking here. Password:
August 1, 2020: Understanding Color: Let’s consider the following questions: What is the relationship between light, exposure, and color? How does color affect composition? How does color convey certain moods? For this workshop, bring a colorful object to photograph in Levy Park, and learn how to creatively include this object in composed images.
August 15, 2020: Introduction to Landscape: Explore the surrounding natural and manmade environment of Levy Park and how the space may be expressed through various landscape compositions and perspectives.
September 5, 2020: Camera Obscura, Pinhole Cameras, & Cyanotypes: Learn how light is essential to photography while exploring the camera obscura of HCP’s Flash Drive, creating pinhole cameras, and exploring different approaches to cyanotypes (sun prints).
September 19, 2020: Getting to Know Your Camera (Repeat Session): Bring your camera and manual to learn the basics about how a camera functions and what it can do.
October 3, 2020: Composition & Focusing Basics (Repeat Session): Learn how to create a well-balanced and focused photograph using simple compositional guidelines, such as Rule of Thirds, leading lines, framing, and perspective.
October 17, 2020: Motion & Panning: Let’s get moving! Learn how to capture motion through different techniques such as adjusting shutter speed and panning. Bring a tripod if you have one, but not required.
November 7, 2020: Portraiture & Lighting: Learn how to harness natural light and explore different aperture settings to create beautifully lit and composed portraits. Bring a reflector if you have one, but not required.
November 21, 2020: Symbolic Self-Portrait: Learn how to create meaningful and symbolic images that express who you are. Bring one or more personal objects from home to photograph.
December 5, 2020: Intentional Mistake: Let’s break the rules! Learn how to intentionally disregard established photographic guidelines and instead utilize special metering conditions to create images of purpose and interest.
December 19, 2020: Creating a Series: Learn how one idea or theme may be expressed through multiple photographs all created within the same style. In this session, the instructor will help to identify personal photographic styles and begin considering pieces to showcase for the culminating exhibition on April 17th.
January 2, 2021: Sequencing & Storytelling: Consider how a carefully ordered series of photographs may be used to tell a narrative. In this session, the instructor will continue to help in identifying personal photographic styles and considering pieces to showcase for the culminating exhibition on April 17th.
January 16, 2021: Black and White: Learn how to spot subjects and scenes with the most potential for black and white imagery while identifying visual elements such as tone, texture, shape, and contrast.
February 6, 2021: Abstraction: Let’s break away from representational imagery and create abstract photographs by playing with framing, perspective, and more. Bring a macro lens or telephoto lens if you have one, but not required.
February 20, 2021: Multiple Exposure and Digital Layering: Learn how to create layered, superimposed images by experimenting with long shutter speed or using multiple exposure smartphone apps.
March 6, 2021: Image Transfer and Mixed Media: Learn about various photographic transfer techniques, including using Xerox copies/laser prints and DASS Transfer Film, and how they may be incorporated into drawings and paintings. Bring Xerox copies/laser prints and inkjet prints of your photos as well as any colored pencils or watercolor sets you may have.
March 20, 2021: Collage and Mixed Media: Consider how new meaning can be created by physically layering two or more photographs into one composite image. Bring your transfers from the previous lesson, printed photos, scrap paper or fabric, and be ready to cut, arrange, and glue.
April 3, 2021: Critique: Learn how to read and critique a photograph. Get feedback on your work from the instructor and your peers before the April 17th exhibition. The instructor will assist in making final selections for the exhibition. Bring a selection of your work, preferably prints.
April 17, 2021: Exhibition and Opening Reception: Celebrate the culmination of a year of hard work and creativity! View your photographic work created during the Levy Park workshop series in a public display at the park for the community to view. Friends and family welcome.
The Levy Park Photography Workshop will take place online until further notice.
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from May 2020 – April 2021
Please contact Community Education Manager, Natalie Rodgers by e-mail below.
For cancellations, please check back on this page or the Levy Park website.