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April 5 @ 9:00 am - April 9 @ 2:30 pm

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An event every 4 days that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until April 9, 2021

This virtual workshop runs Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 2:30


Grades 9-12

Fee: Early bird $100 

After March 15 fee: $125

Facebook event link: https://fb.me/e/5iIcTu3pE


Registration Form Link in “Details” below.


The workshop instructor is renowned photographer Nick Kelsh, who’s authored/photographed 9 books, taught thousands of amateur photographers in his online photography courses and live workshops, and has been featured multiple times on Oprah and The Today Show. Nick now lives in Treadwell, NY. 


Course Description:


We all know that the best camera is the one that’s with you! We’re constantly taking iPhone photos to share the many worlds we live in with the people we love, but in this workshop we’ll stretch technically, creatively and artistically so your photography becomes a life-enriching channel for self-expression. This workshop will help you take your photos from commonplace snaps to extraordinary images that stand out and reveal something about you and how you relate to your world.


We’ll start off with the fundamental concepts of basic photography, then delve into the features and capabilities of the iPhone camera specifically. We’ll study exposure, composition, natural and artificial lighting, photo-editing, photo-organization and sharing. We’ll cover portraits, self-portraits, group shots, landscape and nature photography, plus storytelling through multiple images. Finally, we’ll consider the value of words and pictures together to create an important third effect when sharing photographs. 


The photo assignments will get you outside exploring the natural world in springtime—good for you mentally and physically—and the iPhone is a perfect tool for documenting our beautiful planet. The workshop will increase your understanding of your iPhone camera technically and creatively, resulting in memorable, meaningful photographs. The skills you acquire in this workshop will keep giving for a lifetime, regardless of the photographic hardware that may come our way, and your improved photography skills can add value to many activities and projects you’ll pursue in school and extracurricular activities. This workshop will enrich your body and soul, build your confidence, spark your imagination, hone your artistic eye and, above all, be fun.


We’ll have daily zoom lessons, online videos, photo-assignments, personalized instructor feedback from Nick, Q&A sessions, live office hours, daily review of class assignment photos, streamed virtual exhibit for parents on final day.


The work created during the workshop will be exhibited in The Word and Image Gallery at Bright Hill (virtual exhibit unless regulations allow for in-person ) and will be available for purchase. On the final day of the workshop, we will stream the virtual exhibit on zoom for parents and students.


Workshop Cost: Thanks to the generous support of our donors and funders, the registration workshop cost to you is only $100 (early bird by March 15) and $125 after March 15.

Full Scholarships awarded to Students of Delaware Academy and Treadwell residents through the Abraham Kellogg Fund. In addition, full and partial scholarships available for students in financial need. Please inquire about scholarship opportunities via email: [email protected] or by calling 607-829-5055. The workshops are made possible through the NYS Office of Child & Family Services and the NYSCA Arts Education Program, supported by Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Other scholarships available on a limited basis, thanks to funding from the Dewar, Tianaderrah, A. Lindsay & Olive B. O’Connor, Mee, and Otis A. Thompson Foundations, the Delaware National Bank of Delhi, Stewart’s Shops, Golden Artists Colors, and Bright Hill’s members and friends.


Nick Kelsh is a renowned photographer and author of nine books, including the bestselling Naked Babies and Siblings (co-authored with Pulitzer Prize winning writer, Anna Quindlen) and three how-to books for amateurs, How to Photograph Your Baby, How to Photograph Your Family and How to Photograph Your Life. He has appeared Oprah and The Today Show, and has been featured in Time, Life, Newsweek, National Geographic, The New Yorker, Forbes, and Fortune. He illustrated Rachel Carson’s classic The Sense of Wonder, and wrote and photographed two gift books: How to be Santa Claus and How to be Dad. He also wrote the popular column Great Shots for Creative Memories’ Lasting Moments magazine.


April 5 @ 9:00 am
April 9 @ 2:30 pm
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