Digital Photography Workshop: Composition + Contrast

Digital Photography Workshop
with instructor Tim Kiernan

Photo of the band Future Islands, taken by Tim Kiernan.

In this workshop, students will develop their skills in digital photography, learning techniques for better image making. Students will focus on the photographic concepts of composition and contrast and learn how to better use these techniques in their photography.

Photography is everywhere, from your facebook photos to magazine covers, but what makes these compelling images? Your subject is critical, but even the most mundane of scenes can be transformed by how you frame your shot (composition) and how you make your subject jump out at your viewer (contrast). In this workshop, we will discover how to produce photos that make our audience stop, observe and reflect on the images we create. Whether interested in art photography, proper documentation of work for portfolios, or just capturing the world around you, this workshop is ideal for aspiring artists and designers.

Registration is open to high school students, grades 9-12.

Tim Kiernan currently works as a freelance dynamic media designer and creative director through his own company, 521studies.

Thank you for your interest in our workshops. We hope to see you soon!

CAM Raleigh is a non-collecting museum that explores what’s now and presents an always-changing museum experience. CAM Raleigh is a collaboration between the Contemporary Art Foundation, the community of Raleigh and North Carolina State University’s College of Design. CAM Raleigh is generously supported by the Contemporary Art Foundation, North Carolina State University, individual and corporate members, private and corporate foundations, and government agencies. CAM Raleigh is located at 409 West Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27603, between Harrington and West streets and in the heart of Raleigh’s Depot National Register Historic District and Warehouse District. CAM Raleigh has a parking lot; additional parking is available at metered spots on the street or at the Davie Street Parking Lot located at 201 W. Davie Street. Information about CAM Raleigh’s exhibitions, programs, and special events is available on the CAM Raleigh website at or by phone at 919.513.0946. Follow @camraleigh on twitter.

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