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Course Number: 233YTPH200

Dates: Tuesday, August 22 - September 12, 2023
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Exception Dates: No class 9/5

Meets: Tu from 4:30 PM to 6:15 PM , 4 sessions

Fee: $225.00

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Lights. Camera. Emotion.
Anyone can take a picture, but how can you make someone have a visceral reaction from looking at a photograph? With a little bit of planning and know-how creating a successful, impactful image can be created to WOW your audience.
In this class we will be looking at how to convey concepts of emotion like happiness, isolation, confidence, etc with composition, light and posing in photography. We will include numerous lighting scenarios and use of space to support “telling a story” in a photograph. In the final week the kids will work in teams to conceptualize and photograph a themed portrait to tell their unique story. Photographs will be printed showing the students work.
Cell phones, ipads or dslr cameras are welcome. Basic knowledge of photography is a bonus, but not required.
Fee: $225.00

Save $20.00 with a 2022 Membership - New and Renewal of unexpired 2021 memberships or 2023 Membership - New and Renewal of unexpired 2022 memberships

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Non-member$ 200.00
Optional FeeDonation$ 1.00
Mandatory FeeMaterials Fee$ 25.00

Starr Petronella

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Starr's Classes

Starr teaches photography classes and workshops building on creative composition, lighting and camera skills for teens/tweens and adults. She incorporates lots of hands-on learning, introduction to natural and artificial lighting scenarios, and includes real life model experience when it fits the curriculum. Starr also offers 1-on-1 tutoring for learning camera basics, lighting, portraits, and more for those needing a more personalized learning experience. In addition to photography classes, Starr also teaches Kiln Fused glass workshops for beginners.

Tapping into the beauty and uniqueness of forgotten, abandoned and often overlooked subjects is at the core of Starr's art and the way in which she interacts in the world.

She has degrees in Commercial Photography and Sociology and has been a professional portrait photographer for over 15 years. Starr has experience in various types of photography such as weddings, families, events, headshots and more; however her favorite clients to work with include High School seniors, teens/tweens, people with Special needs and small business entrepreneurs. When Starr works with clients she strives to capture their true essence by helping to empower them and increase the confidence in themselves that they may initially not believe they possess.

Starr was nominated as one of the Top 100 Senior Photographers by The Senior Style Guide in 2015 & 2016. In 2019, Starr began teaching photography workshops and classes. In 2021, she began teaching Photography Art Camps for teens with the City of Milton and is currently helping to build their photography offerings.

Starr grew up in Southern California and has lived outside of Atlanta since college. She is married and the mom of a 16 year old man-child. When she's not taking art classes you can find her searching for treasures: along the river for glass, combing the seashores for shells, collecting "trash" along the roads or roaming in thrift stores. She is currently trying her hand at gardening and learning about edible plants.

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Photo of Starr's Fused Glass Work

Date Day Time Location
08/22/2023Tuesday4:30 PM to 6:15 PM RM 05
08/29/2023Tuesday4:30 PM to 6:15 PM RM 05
09/05/2023Tuesday4:30 PM to 6:15 PM RM 05
09/12/2023Tuesday4:30 PM to 6:15 PM RM 05


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