About this Activity
Digital Photography Magic enables you to dive right into the deep creative world of digital photography. This is your chance to learn how to get better shots out of your camera or phone, find interesting photos wherever you are, and to get the most out of your favourite shots by working them in Photoshop until they are perfect. Learn how to compose shots properly, use lighting to your advantage, find exciting photographs anywhere, and simply become a better photographer. You can use your own camera or phone, or use one of our point and shoot or DSLR cameras. You’ll become expert at using Photoshop to crop, enhance, add effects, use layers, and correct the lighting and white balance. Your portfolio of excellent photos will be assembled in a slideshow scored with GarageBand music composed by you (no musical knowledge necessary) to really give it the mood that you want. Your masterpiece will go home with you and you can post it on Facebook, send it to friends and family and simply impress everyone with your fantastic photographic ability!
Who is this Activity For
This activity gives those with an interest in photography the opportunity to delve deeper and learn techniques, both in camera and in post production, that will result in finer photographs. Those who are interested in getting the most out of the cameras (either one’s own or the DSLRs and point and shoot cameras we provide) and learning how editing the photos in Photoshop magically transform the photos into works of art will find this activity enriching.
About the Leader
Allan Romano has been teaching at Explorations since the days dinosaurs roamed the earth (over thirty years). His abiding interest as a teacher has always been to enable students to express themselves creatively through various media. Brainstorming, providing hands on experiences, and helping students develop their ideas and discover their strengths are among his approaches in helping young people do their best work.