Teen Academy: Becoming A Professional

Course Code: 21STAPV101

Dates: April 10 - June 12, 2021

Meets: Sa from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM ET

Location: Online Zoom Classroom

Spring Tuition: $580

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Course description: Get ready for your next gig! Have you been making pictures for yourself, family, or friends, and wondering how to break into the professional world of photography? In this intermediate digital photography course, students will learn a variety of advanced technical and practical skills. Students will learn lighting techniques for people and products, as well as the process of being hired for a job from contracts to invoices, and will participate in a professional photo shoot. They will be introduced to various professional roles including Art Directors, Digital Techs, Photo Editors, and Photo Assistants, and how these roles work with photographers to make compelling images and campaigns. Students will learn from professional photographers, an art director, and an editor while taking their own images to the next level. The class culminates with a presentation of photographic projects and writings shared with family and friends.

ICP’s Teen Academy program welcomes teenagers ages 14–19 from across the country and around the world to develop their skills as leaders and visual storytellers in a range of online classes. All curricula is youth-centered and includes: photographic and writing assignments, digital open lab time, visual presentations, discussions, critiques, a virtual field trip, a guest artist visit, and a culminating presentation for family and friends celebrating the students’ achievements.

Need-based scholarships are available for all Teen Academy classes. To apply, please visit: www.icp.org/school/teen-academy. All Spring 2021 classes will be held online Eastern Standard Time (EST) .

Prerequisites: Open to all skill levels. Students ranging from beginner to experienced are welcome.

Notes: In order to participate, students will need access to a smartphone, DSLR or mirrorless camera, or digital point-and-shoot camera to complete assignments. Students receiving a scholarship will be provided with access to the necessary software to complete the course. Courses are subject to minimum enrollment. Please register early, within five days of the start-date, to reduce the likelihood of course cancellation and to ensure you receive all course-related materials in time to prepare for class.

Please complete this form upon registration: Teen Academy Online Student Profile Form

Fee: $580.00

Online Zoom Classroom

James Reddington

JJ Reddington is a Hudson Valley and NYC based artist and photographer. He holds both a B.A. in Photography from California State University Sacramento (2010), and an M.F.A. in Photography, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts (2013). He currently works as a Staff Photographer at Buzzfeed where he focuses mostly on creating branded advertising content, but works on a broad range of shoots including celebrity portraiture, fashion, food photography, and editorial content.
Date Day Time Location
04/10/2021Saturday3 PM to 5 PM Online Zoom Classroom
04/17/2021Saturday3 PM to 5 PM Online Zoom Classroom
04/24/2021Saturday3 PM to 5 PM Online Zoom Classroom
05/01/2021Saturday3 PM to 5 PM Online Zoom Classroom
05/08/2021Saturday3 PM to 5 PM Online Zoom Classroom
05/15/2021Saturday3 PM to 5 PM Online Zoom Classroom
05/22/2021Saturday3 PM to 5 PM Online Zoom Classroom
06/05/2021Saturday3 PM to 5 PM Online Zoom Classroom
06/12/2021Saturday3 PM to 5 PM Online Zoom Classroom