Caroline Maxcy Photography + Highlands Art League — Central Florida Teen and Adult Photography Classes

This summer I am teaming up with the Highlands Art League to embark on a little educational endeavor. As my classes and course work are shaping up I am excited about the individuals that will be coming along with me and growing in their craft and I want to invite any of you last minute folks to join us on the journey. I will be offering two classes on Monday nights over the next six weeks. The first starts at 5:00 and is specifically geared towards teens and the cameras they have tucked into their pockets every-single-day. That's right the entire course will be using our camera phones! The second class I am offering starts at 6:30 and is for the grown folks. Bring along your slightly "fancier" camera and come prepared to learn to better understand your camera (yes, I'm talking Aperture, Shutterspeed and ISO) and in turn you'll be prepared to better capture your life around you in an open and authentic way. So come on along folks (and I can't wait to meet all of you that are already signed up!)

Check out the info below on each course and if you are interested you can call or email...

Teresa Vicker @ 863-385-6682 or manager@highlandsartleague.org

  iPhoneography by Caroline Maxcy

iPhoneography by Caroline Maxcy

Story telling through the lens for teens.

When: Mondays 5:00-6:00, July 14 - Aug. 18
Where: Highlands Art League, 351 W Center Ave, Sebring, FL 33870
Cost: $150 (six classes) or $25 p/class
Details: We experience the world in its greatest form through stories. In the age of social media, self expression and the never-ending selfie it would be safe to say that we are more than ever dying to tell our own personal story. This 6 week summer course will examine the way in which we are each telling our stories through photography. We will first look at the way we are doing this using the compelling tools tucked right into our back pockets everyday. iPhoneography is becoming the medium of choice to capture real, raw, thought provoking and beautiful moments in the most organic and simple way. Whether it be via our instagram grid and the way each photo speaks as an individual and interacts as a whole or through a personal collection of images we will examine the stories we ourselves are currently telling. We will develop ways to better capture an image and how the decisions we make up front in framing, composition and lighting enhance and effect the story being told. We will explore our individual worlds as well as learn how to creatively capture our own unique perspective along the way.

Throughout the weeks we will move into more “advanced” tools and composition through demonstrations and hands-on lessons introducing students to the craft and aesthetics of photography as well as enhance their digital skills using the camera. Critiques throughout the six weeks foster confidence, as students discuss their images and reflect upon their progress. By the end of the course, students will have developed a portfolio of images with accompanying text—telling their summertime stories. The program culminates in a final presentation for family and friends.

  Lifestyle and Portrait Photography with Caroline Maxcy.

Lifestyle and Portrait Photography with Caroline Maxcy.

Intro to Everyday Lifestyle and Portrait Photography.

When: Mondays 6:30-7:30, July 14 - Aug. 18
Where: Highlands Art League, 351 W Center Ave, Sebring, FL 33870
Cost: $180 members $200 non-members (six classes)
Details: Do you have a “fancy” camera, a story to tell and a desire to move closer to a deeper understanding of how the two intertwine? This course is about the story we tell and the tools we use. Throughout the six weeks we work to develop skills that will allow you to better understand your camera in order to better capture your life around you in an open and authentic way. We will start by learning the technical basics of your DSLR camera. We will move you from “auto” to “manual” while learning about aperture, shutter speed and ISO along the way. Then we will focus in on the best practices for capturing people, lifestyle and portrait images in your everyday life. Here we will talk about finding light, developing a way of seeing things and fostering an open heart in the process of capturing genuine life-filled images.