Photography: Product and Marketing 1
Tutor: Tina Culbertson
Email: tinaculbertson@gmail.com
Length: 1st semester class Class Period: Wednesday, period 3

Description:This Product and Marketing Photography course will cover a wide variety of topics. We will begin with the fundamentals of camera mechanics,and common techniques of photo composition. After this we will dive into the world of digital marketing and the vital role that photography takes in the industry. Experiments with product photography and basic photo editing, will be the focus of some of our class projects. These projects will include a digital magazine, a mock Etsy shop and a class photography blog. No prior knowledge of marketing or photo editing is needed.

Each class will begin in prayer and include presentations on weekly themed homework, new concept instruction time, and hands on practice.

No photography experience required. Previous photography students are encouraged to return and enjoy the challenges of new assignments and projects.

Students will have the opportunity to showcase their work at the CHAT Christmas Celebration.

Distance Learning Option:  Students wishing to attend this class online can join the live class at its regularly scheduled time using the Zoom link provided by the tutor.  Students should register for the class through the online registration form and then contact the tutor by email.

Covid - 19 Contingency Plan - In the event that we are forced to transition to online classes at any point in the school year, this class will continue to be held. 

Tutor: Tina Culbertson grew up in San Diego, CA, where she met her husband while he was serving in the US Navy. After living in 4 different cities all over the US, they moved to MN in 2000, and have four children. Tina is a homeschool veteran and professional photographer. Owning her own business and serving the homeschool community since 2005. Their company is currently working with other homeschool groups in the community to provide picture day events as well as photography instruction. Tina has a great passion for teaching students to use photography as a way of self-expression in the incredible world that God has made.

Cost:  $205, $215 or $225 (depending on registration date)
Level
: Grades 7-12
Prerequisite: None
Homework: 2 hours per week

Supplies: Students will need to bring a digital camera (any type including cell phones) that they will be responsible for, notebook, and pen/pencil.