In the Spring and Fall of 2018, under the auspices of Denver Arts + Technology Advancement (DATA), I taught two 8-week courses in Digital Photography for 6-8th graders at Grant Beacon Middle School. DATA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is Empowerment through Creative Technology. DATA's program, DATA Ed, provides K-12 education in creative technology for low income youth in Title 1 schools, such as Grant Beacon. In our class, we covered the history of the technology of photography, photography's effects on the art world, its modern contexts, and current professional options for photographers. We also covered composition, angles, effects, and post-editing.
(Click on the image below to see more examples of students' photographs.)