Project Based Learning Electives provided by the Berrien Springs Virtual Academy

Adventures in Photography with Katie Fall 2023

  • Class size: Maximum of 9 students
  • Ages: 10 years old and up, younger students require special permission
  • Lesson time: Wednesdays  2 - 4 PM  
  • Date: Begins Sept. 6  - Oct. 25
  • Location: Berrien Center Bible Church, 8830 M-140, Berrien Center, Michigan 49102, Room 305
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  • ​Phone: 309-253-2151
  • Photography by Katie Website

​Class Description: While studying the fundamentals of how to make great pictures with any digital camera, we will explore the topics of choosing appropriate camera settings, creating eye-catching composition, finding beautiful light, and achieving proper exposure. Students will gain experience creating both individual and group portraits. Each lesson will be a mix of hands-on instruction as well as a review of the students’ previous week’s assignments.

Adventures in Photography Syllabus

Required Equipment:  Digital camera 

About the instructor: Katie has over 20 years of experience as a professional photographer, specializing in portraiture. For several years she taught photography workshops around the United States for the Institute of Photographic Studies. 

*Please note: it is important to make as informed a decision as possible when choosing your student's Community Resource classes. Most locations will allow a student to drop a class after one meeting, at no charge if it wasn't a good fit for the student, but not all. Some classes plan ahead based on the number that have signed up and have purchased materials, hired teachers, etc. and there might be a fee for class time or materials given to the student if the student drops after one or two meetings. The school cannot pay for classes that students do not complete, so choose wisely; if you do not take the class off of your student's schedule by the deadline, you may be asked to pay for the class time incurred prior to dropping the class.

​Teacher of Record:  Lisa Van Plew-Cid