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Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Kids, Teens
In/Outdoor:Indoor, Outdoor
Cost:$$ see below
Category:Summer Camps
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big picture art house photography virtual and summer classes photoBig Picture Art House offers photography classes for kids and teens in Boston, MA. Classes are held during school breaks and summer.

Kids photography and film workshops have a small class size and are suited for middle school students.

Big Picture Art House offers weekly photo classes, Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm for 11-15 year olds. Class meets and ends each day in Jamaica Plain with daily field trips to city and coastal spots.

Digital cameras are supplied and class size is kept small at 7 students.

All classes are taught by professional photographers working in the field with 80% of programming is taught by 25-year veteran photographer Jennifer Connelly. $465 per session.

There is an overnight camp for 7 girls on Sebago Lake July 20-24th for $1075. There might be a class in Salem at the Old Town Hall the week of August 3rd depending on how Covid-19 progresses.

Summer Schedule

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Weekly Virtual Classes
Big Picture is also offering weekly virtual photo classes at 3pm via Zoom. April 13th: Sense of Place, April 20: Portraits, Self-Portraits and Awkward Family Portraits, April 27: Fundamentals of Photo

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Virtual group class size of 8, meets virtually with 25 year veteran photographer, Jennifer Connelly, on Zoom Monday-Friday 3-3:45.

Packets will be shared to email addresses in google drive the Saturday before class along with the recurring Zoom meeting link.

Students need access to a camera, even a cell phone, or *there is an option to rent one from me for 3 weeks with home delivery to Boston families only.

You will also need a computer and the free version of Zoom. Students will need to be able to get their images off their phones or cameras and into a folder in google drive for reviews.

Students will share their work with me via google drive at [email protected] Ages suggested are 11-15. Also, a free editing tool that might be fun to play with is GIMP. But it is not necessary to submit edited images. Photo files should be in jpeg format.

On Friday we pick a winning image! The winner gets a $15 Amazon gift card.

Virtual Class Schedule

April 13-17, Sense of Place: This class will take a documentary approach to image making. Lessons and assignments in decisive moment, storytelling, using detail, medium and wide shots to establish a sense of place, self portraits, portraits, candids v posed imagery, mood, lighting, observation and exploring our home and family life visually. Each day will have a lesson, an assignment and review of several students' work. On the final day we will review the highlighted selection from everyone and pick a weekly favorite image which applied our lessons best.

April 20-24 , Staged Portraits & Self Portraits: We will work on interesting concepts we have for portrait sessions of someone in our home and/or self portraits. We will use our unique sense of style to bring the personality trait you are trying to enhance forward and center with lighting, design concept and learning to work with models/people. This a great class to get inside your own brain, play explore and be silly.

April 27-May 1, Funny/Awkward Family Portraits: This class will have two parts. One is finding awkward, old family portraits or even any image with people your find interesting and trying to re-enact it. The other part is the documentary covering of family together during the process with candid photos of the entire scene and details shots of: groups, individuals, the home, objects.

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I have decided to only offer single 3-week rentals of the program cameras for $75. BUT using an iphone is fine. If you do rent a camera you need to be home between 12-4 the Sunday before class to receive it in a plastic bag with a battery charger, battery, image card, card reader and manual. It will pretty much be set up to go but a tutorial will also be delivered in google drive.

Learn individually at your own pace with personal lessons and critiques.

3 lessons with multiple samples, exercises and assignments with personal critiques for one student. Each lesson has multiple teaching points. Also included is 6 weeks of unlimited questions via text, email, Zoom, messenger, phone (your choice). Lessons and critiques are done in Zoom unless you have another virtual chat preference. Jenny will help you set it up. Lesson folders are delivered in Google Drive. You can use your own camera, rent one from the program or even use a cell phone. $115.

Intro to Photo packet includes all the building block tools to make great imagery as well as portraiture, using lines and patterns, focal point, video tutorials and choosing backgrounds .

Sense of Place packet is a documentary style of photo with lessons in black and white, lighting, storytelling, focal point, composition, backgrounds and will allow students to explore, process and share imagery related to their current experience at home and in their intimate worlds.

BASIC PLUS SIBLINGS: add $40 per student to the above.

Our home base is the Big Picture home teaching space near the Franklin Park Zoo, where we conduct lessons, review work and edit our projects.

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Monday-Friday 3:00pm - 3:45pm
*Virtual Classes meet via Zoom until further notice

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Varies by class

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136 Ruthven Street , Dorchester, MA, 02121 map
Phone: 781-696-1138

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