Home School Photography Class

IPS has had a great relationship with home schooling students and families over the years. The vast majority of our staff and students have had some form of home education in their upbringing. One thing we never had was a photography class designed to be used by home schooling families in their homes. Today, I am pleased to announce this is changing!

Our first dedicated Home School Photography Class will be available for families beginning September 1 butis available now for pre-purchase. This class is designed to be used with any digital camera [including smart phones!] and with free image editing software, keeping the cost to a minimum. Signing up for this class gives whole families access to a series of tutorial videos they can use together to learn to take better photographs.

This class is written with students 10-years old and up in mind. Of course, as a parent educator you know the needs of your children better than anyone. With the right assistance these materials can be used with younger students.

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Class contents

Our Home School Photography Class contains all the pieces you need to run a successful semester of photography for your student(s). The only thing you need to add is a digital camera and editing software!

16 tutorial videos provide top quality instruction from a master photographer.

A full syllabus has each lesson planned for you.

16 lessons quizes, one for each lesson

Creative Photo Assignments e-book with 32 photo assignments

How to Critique Photos checklist

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This class was written and produced by IPS Director Rowan Gillson. Rowan was home schooled for grades K-1, and 7-12. He went on to achieve his Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design and his Master of Arts degree in Communications. He is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop and Lightroom and a CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer. Rowan has worked in the photo industry since 1996. His portfolio of  clients and publications includes Summit Ministries, World Magazine, the Government of Fiji, the New Zealand Department of Conservation, Compassion International, Taylor Guitars, Getty Images, Corbis, and local news outlets on 3 continents.

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2 Responses to “Home School Photography Class”

  1. Rick August 9, 2014 at 5:55 pm #

    Wow rather expensive considering a person can learn the SAME thing for free from you tube.

    And it is all the same thing.
    ISO / f stops / is all the same no matter who teaches it.

    • Rowan August 10, 2014 at 10:07 pm #

      Hi Rick – you CAN learn almost anything by watching enough YouTube videos, but before you show them to your kids you have to find them, pre-screen them (and the “related content”), come up with quizes, put together photo shoots, and figure out how to discuss their photos in a meaningful way that helps them learn.

      Apertures might be the same, but every home schooling parent in the world believes that the teacher actually does make all the difference. This curriculum is designed to make it easy and fun for parents to teach photography to their children – if you don’t need it, don’t buy it.

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