Smartphones offer an available camera to beginners and advanced photographers alike. Though not a substitute for real cameras (for a variety of reasons), they are powerful creative tools. We'll photograph exclusively square-shaped photos, learning the importance of composition, shapes and form, light and shadow, and which moment is the right moment to click the shutter and take a picture. Students will learn how to choose the best photos from the many they take, and at the conclusion of the class there will be an online exhibit of student photos that will run for three weeks and that can be shared with family and friends.
Smartphone with quality camera required for class. Consult with the instructor, Judah S. Harris (E: firstname.lastname@example.org, WhatsApp: 050-301-1648).
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The "Square Photos of Jerusalem" workshop for kids is based on a current children's book project that photographer Judah S. Harris began last summer. Class meets outdoors in various Jerusalem neighborhoods.
A Summer Week of Filmmaking
July 11-15 • 10:00am - 1:00pm • 1200 NIS • (Limited to 10 students)
Students learn how to create a film with their phone or camera, including finding the idea, writing a basic script or outline, using video settings, recording audio, lighting techniques, basic intro to editing, using stock clips and music. We also take a brief look at acting and directing and interviewing subjects on camera. In this hands-on course, the class will create a short film related to Jerusalem. Each student will also create a short film about their personal life, be it individual or family. One lesson component will be on stop-motion animation, a creative movie-making genre that students can work on using model toys, objects, letters, or clay. Completed films will be posted on social media to be shared with family and friends.
Enrollment with permission of the instructor. Camera with manual controls or smartphone with quality camera required for course. Consult instructor for guidance, Judah S. Harris (E: email@example.com, WhatsApp: 050-301-1648).
The Basics of Digital Photography
August 1-5 • 10:00am - 1:00pm • 1200 NIS • (Limited to 10 students)
Digital photography and the "automatic settings" have made picture taking easier than ever, but the best results come from understanding camera settings and artistic considerations, such as composition, the use of light, and capturing real life subjects. Students will learn the basics of digital photography:
Camera settings (e.g., Focal Length, Shutter Speed, ISO, Depth of Field, Color Balance, File Types and Size); Techniques for photographing people, events, and travel locations; Tips for better composition; Practice exercises to improve your photographic skills; Better Exposure; Available light and basic intro to flash; How to choose your best photos; and brief intro to photo editing software.
This class is open to Beginner and Intermediate photographers. Camera with manual controls required for course. DSLR preferred. Consult with the instructor, Judah S. Harris (E: firstname.lastname@example.org, WhatsApp: 050-301-1648).
Photoshop - Private Lessons for Kids
Ages 8 and up (adult lessons also available) • July & August
Photo educator, photographer, and filmmaker Judah S. Harris teaches the essentials of Photoshop, from adjustments and retouching to graphic design, fonts, and doing creative things with photographs. Lessons are geared to all ages and levels of experience, from absolute beginner to professional photographers and designers.
Choose your schedule and location, either home or online. Homework assigned. Subscriptions to PS software are affordable; the first 7 days are free, so you can try it before choosing an Adobe subscription plan. Lesson instruction also available in Hebrew, for those that prefer.
Cost for Private Lessons: 2-hour lesson 600 NIS, 4-hour lesson 1000 NIS (two sessions). SPECIAL: For a limited time, students in Jerusalem can receive a 100 NIS discount on each of their first three lessons. Ask about rate for addition of a second student in a private lesson session.
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Judah S. Harris Photo Workshops, founded more than a decade ago by photographer and filmmaker Judah S. Harris, offers visual arts insights and education, including live and virtual photo classes and private lessons.
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