Street Photography (Section 2, ages 11-14)
Starts July 31
Monday–Friday, July 31–August 4, 12–4 pm
Storefronts and alleyways; reflections and shadows; people and the mystery of life as it unfolds before us! Let’s hit the streets with our cameras! We’ll look at the pictures of a wide variety of photographers to become acquainted with formal elements of art and to discuss different ways of approaching street photography. (Do we spy? Do we ask permission?) Henri Cartier-Bresson, Berenice Abbott, Walker Evans, and Weegee are just some of the many artists that will inspire us. We’ll travel by foot and public transit to explore with our cameras.
This camp will focus on picture making. But you’ll also learn how to sort through your photograph collection in Adobe Lightroom and use basic Photoshop techniques to complete your artistic vision. Objectives include learning manual camera settings, framing shots in-camera, utilizing compositional elements like lines, angle, and symmetry, an awareness of lighting effects, and basic photo editing skills. Please bring each day a digital SLR camera (with manual settings), a minimum 4GB memory card, a charged battery, and at least one lens. Bus fare or a Go-To card will be needed 3 of the 5 days. iMacs provided.
Stephanie Colgan is a picture maker who also experiments with sound. She recently earned her MFA from Bard College at the International Center of Photography in Manhattan. Her editorial work has been published in a variety of publications including The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, Paper Magazine and Spin. Her artwork has been exhibited most recently at The International Center of Photography and the Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster, New Jersey. Stephanie loves music, books, incisive fictional stories about domestic life, vintage clothing and fashion in general.
Camp Registration Guidelines & Cancellation Policy
- Registration deadlines are listed with camp descriptions (click on camp title). You may register online, in person at IFP MN, or by phone with a credit card at 651.644.1912. Space is assigned on a first-come basis. Registrations must include payment in full to be valid. Completing the online registration form without payment DOES NOT reserve a place in a camp. Registrations are accepted beyond registration deadlines as long as space is available.
- If minimum enrollment has not been reached by 5 days prior to the start date of a camp, IFP MN may cancel it, in which case registrants will immediately be notified and receive a full refund by PayPal or charge card credit (for phone or in person credit card registrations) within 5 business days. A check will be issued for registrations that were paid in cash. In lieu of a refund, students have the option of applying their tuition to another camp if scheduled in the same calendar year.
- For those wishing to cancel a registration prior to the registration deadline, 100% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. For registration cancellations received after the registration deadline but prior to the first camp session, 50% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. As of a camp start date, no refunds or credits/exchanges will be given.
- Tuition is not prorated for missed camp sessions.