Aspiring shutterbugs can learn how to shoot like a pro during professional photojournalist Shelby Seaton’s one-day course on the fundamentals and art of photography.
Bring your creative eye and your iPhone or any digital camera to this fast-paced, two-hour class created to inspire and enrich the upcoming generation of photographers. This fun and confidence-building class helps budding photographers learn new perspectives and gain an appreciation of the world around them.
Students will learn how to shoot from different perspectives and move around a subject to capture shots from different angles, as well as the nuances of shooting people, objects, and places.
Instruction topics include the five fundamentals of photo composition:
- The Rule of Thirds
- Leading lines
- Patterns & Textures
- Depth of Field
Classes cost $20 and will be held at The Parliament, 116 East King Street. After the basic rules of composition are established, students will take to the streets of Downtown York for a photo-walk to apply what they've learned. Students will leave with a list of handy tips.
Shelby Seaton is York native and a photographer with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Mass Communications with a focus in Photography & Visual Communications.
She’s known for her street and conceptual photography.
In explaining her attraction to pictures, Seaton quotes artist Carrie Mae Weems.
“The camera gave me an incredible freedom. It gave me the ability to parade through the world and look at people and things very, very closely.”
Seaton’s work is an exploration of freedom, and the denial of it.
"Capturing pictures is not just something for me to do, or an action to me. It is my freedom,” she said. "My photographs are used as a voice for those who don’t have one.”
Seaton’s subjects vary, but the voice of freedom is a prevalent theme in her work, which includes both documentary and conceptual photography.
Seaton has recently trained her eye to human-trafficking awareness and "capturing the genuine spirit of strangers,” she said.
"Although the two contrast, what they share in common is lingering hope. Hope that someone will help them or hope that someone just loves them for simply being them. Their names are not in lights, but my hope is that the audience can see their hearts glowing through their chest. I believe I can capture light, those moments that appear to be hopeless or beautiful...even in the darkest places.”