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Family and Children Photography

Family and Children Photography

Photographing families and children can be both meaningful and artistically rewarding as well as financially beneficial. Family portraiture is a beautiful way to celebrate the gift of togetherness, strengthen relational bonds, build self-esteem in children, and document the family unit. 

Whether photographing children for the family album or creating timeless portraits for future generations to enjoy, this class will help you build the skills necessary to achieve your goals.  

Topics covered will include:

  • Creating aesthetic interest through camera exposure techniques such as choice of aperture to create varying depths of field.
  • Understanding lens choices; which lens to use in what situation
  • Tips for shooting large families and multiple children 
  • How to gain the cooperation of children within the ages and stages of development
  • Composition tips to turn your snapshots into works of art
  • Brief discussion of how to get started shooting family portraiture for income (ie: equipment needs on a budget, locations, marketing, etc.)

Come prepared to learn through lecture and image discussions. Participants are welcome to bring a few images for discussion with the group.

COVID-19 Safety Practices: We are following whatever the CDC Guidelines are at the time of the class. We will include that information in the reminder letter a few days prior to the class. 

Class Limit: 10

What People Are Saying About Catherine

"Catherine is terrific!  Can't wait to take more of her classes."

"Catherine provided excellent instruction! She was both knowledgeable and very personable. I really enjoyed the class!"

"Catherine is very passionate about the topic and had a lot of great material to share with people."

Instructor: Catherine Simmons

Catherine Simmons

Catherine is a studio and natural light photographer specializing in headshots and fine art portraiture. She has spent countless hours over the past 8 years fine tuning her skills in the studio and in Photoshop. When Catherine isn’t photographing, she can be found in the classroom sharing what she has learned with others.

Helping people learn and grow into their full potential as artists is a true privilege and one that she takes very seriously. She has been a popular instructor at Capital Photography Center since 2018. Additionally, she volunteers tutoring photography students at her local community college, and has taught beginner's workshops through the United Nations Photography Club in Vienna, Austria, where she spent a year living abroad with her family.

Catherine is currently a graduate student at Savannah College of Art and Design obtaining her Masters of Fine Arts degree in photography.

Catherine teaches the following classes for Capital Photography Center:

* Getting Started In Portraiture
* Family and Children Photography
* Editing for Portraiture

Date: October 16 2021

Time: 2:30 PM - 5:30PM

Fee:

$99

Location:

1616 H St NW Washington, DC 20006

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Class Cancellation Policy

  • A refund or a credit towards another class (less a $20 processing fee) can be given if cancellation notice is given more than 5 business days from the scheduled class.
  • If there is no cancellation notice, or it is given 5 business days or less, no refund or credit will be given.
  • Please check the name and date of the class carefully. Requests to reschedule a class will incur a $20 processing fee provided notice is given more than 5 business days prior to the class. If request to reschedule is given less than business 5 days prior to the class, no refund or credit will be given.
  • If Capital Photography Center cancels or postpones a class due to weather or low enrollment, you can choose a full refund or a credit towards a future class.