Street Photography – Photographing Seattle’s Neighborhoods
Aug 11–15 | Mon–Fri 1–5pm
Level: Teen Workshop (ages 15–18) - Introductory
Prerequisites: None. Students provide their own digital cameras.
Capture the vibrancy of street life in Seattle and produce a series of photos that shows your unique perspective on the urban environment. Whether you focus on the details and materials of city streets, the characters and people that populate our common sidewalks, pets and people, or city parks, our city has a lot to offer photographers seeking creative ways of sharing their view of Seattle. This week long course will incorporate field trips to the International District, Capitol Hill, and Columbia City and provide an opportunity for students to formulate, shoot, edit, and print a photographic series of their own. Hone your photographic skills (using any digital camera), learn editing/printing techniques using Adobe Lightroom, practice shooting people and activities in the field, all while exploring the visual landscape of Seattle’s neighborhoods.
Instructor: Carina A. del Rosario earned her B.A. in Communication from Santa Clara University in 1991 where, to complement her journalism studies, she taught herself photography. She continues to develop her skills with the help of mentors like Seattle-based photographer and multi-media artist John D. Pai, and the instructors and staff at Photography Center Northwest. She also studied with National Geographic Traveler Photographer Raul Touzon and Eddie Soloway (both affiliated with the Santa Fe Workshops), as well as Magnum Photographer Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb. In addition to pursuing her own creative projects, she teaches photography, digital storytelling and media justice to youth. She freelances with non-profit and social justice organizations to provide them with a range of media services, including photography, writing, editing, training and consultation. She also founded the International District Engaged in Arts (IDEA) Odyssey Collective Gallery, which showcases visual art by emerging artists of color and those exploring culture and diversity in their work.