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Join us on a fun discovery of the art of photography. In this class your teen will practice the basics of photography and learn about their own photography perspective.


We will explore the following topics:

  1. Understanding Photography and General Camera Knowledge

  2. Understanding and Seeing Light

  3. Understanding Your Camera

  4. Subject Matter

  5. Design: Learning to Read Visually

  6. Storytelling Through Your Lens & Retouching

Each class will consist of the following structure:


-Review of last week’s topic 

-Coverage of material for the week

-Sharing time for learners to share photos they’ve taken with their learned skills

-Assignment for the week's photo challenge

Join us and discover the world from your perspective behind the lens.

Date/Time: Tuesdays, July 21-August 18 at 9 am ET

Cost: $125

About Your Instructor:

Sean D Johnson, an Academy of Art University alumni, has always had a passion for storytelling through video and photography. Starting at a young age in Minneapolis when his dad gave him his first camera, Sean gained new meaning on discovering the world from a different perspective - behind the lens. 


16 years and counting, Sean continues to hone his craft behind the camera. He has worked as Director of Photography, producer and lead photographer across many industries ranging from agriculture and industrial services to technology.  Clients have included tech start-ups, venture capitalists, consumer product goods, lifestyle brands, retail and fine arts. 

Throughout his career, Sean has focused on connecting with people and sharing their stories. His collaborative nature, resourcefulness, heightened sense of empathy and keen artistic eye enables him to capture magic. The magic in stories that can change attitudes, perspectives and win hearts. He believes every story is worth telling. He aims to be the vessel by which to share that story. 


Sean currently resides in Oakland, California. He spends his time traveling for work and continuously growing at the intersection of new technology, content creation and humanity.  

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