This past July, Blyth-Templeton Academy offered its first photography course taught by local photographer and Capitol Hill resident Elizabeth Dranitzke.
Every day for one week, 14 students ranging from grades 7-11 ventured out into Washington D.C. to master camera basics by capturing images of city life through their lenses. Eastern Market, National Gallery of Art and local graffiti were some of the scenic points used for the course.
The students also went to the Barracks Row firehouse where firefighters slid down the firehouse pole for students to practice motion shots, students climbed on fire trucks to change perspectives, and everyone gathered together for a final group shot.
During the course, students received one-on-one instruction while exploring file management, workflow, manual settings, exposure, ISO and composition.
At the end of the course, families and the community gathered to view the students' professionally printed 8x10 images. Click here to see more of their photos on Facebook.