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Photography Enrichment
​​​​​​​Each year, select secondary students participate in a 3-day intensive photography program. Students work with a variety of industry professionals culminating in publication in the North Shore News.

This year students worked with Birthe Piontek to create portraits in the studio, which were then altered and re-photographed. They learned studio lighting, and more advanced Photoshop techniques as well as manipulating photographs by hand using exacto knives and found objects.

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Last year students had the opportunity to work with Michael Love and to visit both the Brittania Mine and the Stave Lake Hydro Electric plant. Students researched the sites and made work that really captured the atmosphere of a specific place.

Below are works created by students.

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In 2017, Artists for Kids had the pleasure of working with Mike Wakefield from the North Shore News. They were able to gain access to the Seaspan Shipyards, as well as photograph at 1000 Parker Street in Vancouver, and Function Junction in Whistler. The students were encouraged to look at these industrial spaces and think about how humanity impacts and is impacted by nature.

Below are works by students.

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In 2016, the focus was on landscape and environmental photography, with noted professional photographer Jess Findlay.   For more information, see the video below.

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2016 Nature Photography

 



2015 Fashion Photography