Introduction to Kathi's 15 years of teaching
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Kathi has shared her professional portrait studios since 2003 with Bay Area children who wanted to learn about photography from a pro. In 2017 Kathi transitioned out of private year round studio space and now teaches at SF school locations and short term rental studios. She still teaches on-to-one, runs small group classes from her Alamo Square home studio, does field trips, after school and Summerfoto camps.
Professional photographer, Kathi O’Leary, provides comprehensive instruction in photography for students ages 8 and up who are excited to capture the world around them. Contact Kathi for an amazing opportunity to grow in the study of photography, increase vision and skill and complete projects that provide accomplishment, and for older students, a ready portfolio for future school and employment applications.
We cover a range of curriculum, including advanced camera controls, history of photography, portrait techniques, lighting, location, editorial and street photography, plus Photoshop, printing and book making!
As always the main goal of Kathi's photography school is to encourage and enable self-expression with any digital camera and to have her students see the world from the perspective of a photographer.Through group critique, students learn how to tell great images from ones that don't quite work. Using Photoshop Lightroom, they organize and jury their work to create an on-line portfolio of best images. Workshops end with a show of favorite images, printed and matted by the students and hung for a show presented to family and friends.
Parents, if your child is looking for an activity, or that one "thing" to call their own, you will find Kathi's workshops offer the photography skills and inspiration they need in a visually stimulating environment.
Grown-ups, we are happy to treat you with the same care and attention lavished upon the kids and assure that you will shoot as well as they do in a few lessons!