We at CWS appreciate all high school students that come in to get their supplies for their photo classes. Lists in hand, they say words like muti-coated and Tri-X as though they come from a unknown foreign language and ask us how to operate their parent's old film cameras. I, for one love this interaction realizing that wiithin these ranks, there may be a number of students whose passion for photography may blossom. For those of you out there, we have some news for you!
New York University has a unique (and free) photography program for select high school students called the "Future Imagemakers" program. Here's more info from the program's website;
"This workshop, mentored by Tisch Professors and advanced NYU Photography students, offers free digital photography classes to talented and highly motivated high school imagemakers. Designed to support and enhance their current training, participants will engage in many of the components that comprise the digital image-making curriculum of the BFA program at Tisch Photography and Imaging. Cameras and supplies are provided. Fifteen to twenty young artists will be selected to participate in this free program which is held either on Saturdays or two afternoons during the week from 4-6 from February to May. Applicants, in their freshmen, sophomore, and junior year, from the five boroughs of New York City as well as from Westchester County, Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut and Philadelphia are encouraged to apply."
If this interests you, please click here for a link to the "Future Imagemakers" website. Please act promptly for the application deadline is Tuesday, November 19th. Good luck! For everyone else who needs a hand with their DSLR for the holidays, come join us for our last "Digital SLR Basics" class of the year on Thursday night (11/14) at 6:30 PM at the rear of the store!
(Photo by Andriy Andriyevskyy)