Gregg and Cath Photographers | Photography Workshops for Kids

 

if you give a kid a camera...  you begin to see their world!

 
Photo by Aaron age 11  

Photography Adventure Workshops for Kids and Teens

Gregg and Cath have designed photography programs for kids and teens where they can explore, enhance their creative imagination, encourage self-esteem and to build communication skills visually, verbally and written words. Group and private workshops are offered year-round and can be catered to your interests. We also offer photography programs to public, alternative, charter and home schools designed to fit their needs.

Enhance your creative imagination, look beyond the obvious and hone your vision for creating optimal imagery. Based on the one’s knowledge and experience, we teach basic to advance levels of photography and camera mechanics. Take your photography to a new level and unleash your creative spirit!

2015 Summer Workshops

 

Our Natural World!

ACES in Aspen, CO

June 9 - 11, 2015

Grab your camera, get outdoors, and connect with nature in a whole new way! Bring your vision to life as we experience, explore, and photograph reflections, lines, and shadows in the natural world. Venture through the Hallam Lake nature preserve, up picturesque hiking trails, and along rivers and streams. Experienced photography instructor Catherine Adams will teach age appropriate camera techniques and skills like communication, artistry, composition, and looking beyond the obvious. Camera functions, photographer critiques, fun games, and nature explorations will fill each day!

Bring your own digital camera with EMPTY memory card, FULL batteries, and card reader or cable. You'll get the most out this photo workshop by knowing how to use your camera. So, pick up your camera and brush up on the photo basics prior to this photo workshop!

SIGN ME UP! (click here)

 

 

 


The Park

Crown Mtn. Park in El Jebel, CO

June 16 – 18 July 7 – 9; July 28 – 30

Ages 6 – 8   10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ages 9 – 13 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join professional photographer Cath Adams and gear up for an adventure as we set out to capture Crown Mtn. Park bringing to life your photographic vision. This unique photography workshop offers a fun way to experience and explore all the amenities of the PARK from the multitude of sports, lifestyle and the amazing beauty Crown Mountain Park offers. Age appropriate camera mechanics and techniques will be taught while nurturing and advancing your abilities, vision and creative communication skills.
Bring your own digital camera with EMPTY memory card, FULL batteries, and card reader or cable. You'll get the most out this photo workshop by knowing how to use your camera. So, pick up your camera and brush up on the photo basics prior to this photo workshop!

SIGN ME UP! (click here)



Creative Play

Rock Bottom Ranch in Basalt, CO

June 23 - 25, 2015

 
If you give a kid a camera and the inspiration to explore the beauty of our natural world, their imagination comes to LIFE! Your child will have plenty of opportunities for creative play and thinking while discovering multiple ways of exploring natural materials to plan, design and create art in nature. Experienced photography instructor Catherine Adams will help young photographers hone age-appropriate photo skills as they document their art creations with a camera. Nature inspires art and being outdoors lifts our spirits and nurtures our creativity.
 
Bring your own digital camera with EMPTY memory card, FULL batteries, and card reader or cable. You'll get the most out this photo workshop by knowing how to use your camera. So, pick up your camera and brush up on the photo basics prior to this photo workshop!
 
SIGN ME UP! (click here)
 
 

Ranch Photography

Rock Bottom Ranch in Basalt

July 14 - 16, 2015

Grab your cowboy hat and a camera for this unique photo workshop at Rock Bottom Ranch. We'll focus our minds and our cameras to all things ranch - from muddy ditches and farm animals to callused ranch hands and weathered faces. This hands-on photography workshop will allow young photographers to express their viewpoint through images. Experienced photography instructor Catherine Adams will teach age appropriate camera techniques and skills like communication, artistry, composition and looking beyond the obvious. Camera functions, photographers' critiques, fun games and ranch explorations are sure to fill up each day!

Bring your own digital camera with EMPTY memory card, FULL batteries, and card reader or cable. You'll get the most out this photo workshop by knowing how to use your camera. So, pick up your camera and brush up on the photo basics prior to this photo workshop!

SIGN ME UP!  (click here)

 


Image Gallery from Young Aspiring Photographers

The "Flyer" by Aaron age 11

Photo by Alexander age 9

Faces by Emily age 14

Reflections by Zala age 7

The Club by A.James age 12

Just PLAY by Kate age 9

Everyone's Best Friend by Samantha age 8

Sunflower by Kendall age 8

Snow Pillows by Alexander age 11

Tracks by Nick age 10

Stars and Stripes by Ashley age 6

Self Portrait by Mia age 8

The Buzz

Gregg and Cath Photographers and their “If you Give a Kid a Camera” workshops have positively impacted many of the Roaring Fork Valley’s students in Colorado.  I fully support their positive philosophy that encourages kids to accentuate what is beautiful or interesting in our world. They believe in teaching children how to use the internet positively, and stress the importance of positive written and visual communication.  I am also impressed with their ability to get students to look at the world analytically. They have a knack for generating excitement, and focusing that excitement on the creative process of photography.  They are very active in our schools, and have contributed many times to Basalt Middle School students and staff.  I look forward to continuing working with them in the future!

- Jeremy Voss Principal at Basalt Middle School in Basalt, Colorado

 

Cath and Gregg Adams came to my 5th grade art class to teach a photography workshop. They did a great job of introducing techniques to use when taking photos. I was impressed with the one on one attention Cath and Gregg gave to each student, giving ideas, tips and asking questions as they bent down to the child’s level and looked at what was being photographed up close. Youth today are inundated with images through the media, even our phones have cameras on them, however, not many of my students had ever thought about what they are taking a picture of or framing the image. The workshop gave an introduction to photography and an invaluable opportunity for students to work with professionals in the field, taking pictures of the natural environment around our school. The theme of the workshop was to take an image that spoke to conservation and the preservation of our environment for future generations. The results are noteworthy.I feel so fortunate to have been able to have given my students the experience of working with Cath and Gregg. In the short time they were here we learned so much.

- Rae Lampe Art Teacher at Aspen Middle School in Aspen, Colorado

 

I would like to share what a great opportunity it was to have Gregg and Cath Adams come into our school and share their expertise in photography. The magic both Gregg and Cath work into their instruction and time spent with students is exceptional. The planning and preparation that went into fine-tuning this workshop was exceptional. The time Gregg and Cathe spent with our students was captivating and highly motivating. These individuals know children and how to share their passion for learning, photography, self-expression and educating the whole child. Both Gregg and Catherine took the time to personally get to know each student, their needs, interests and the direction the student wanted to go with their own photography. They then took the time to make sure each student had the tools, knowledge, location and a finalized photograph they were happy displaying professionally. The Adams team went above and beyond in this one-day workshop. Many students would not have the ability to study photography or have this experience if it was not for the Adams team putting together this program to allow our students to explore nature and photography. With their expertise and passion for children, learning and photography this program is a must for every child in every school.

We were greatly pleased with our “if you give a kid a camera” experience,outcome and greatly look forward to doing this again within our art program! With strong support and recommendation, we are thankful to have this community connection for our children!

- Ami Maes Art Instructor at Carbondale Middle School in Carbondale, Colorado

 

I am writing this in support of Gregg and Cath Photographers and their program,  if you give a kid a camera, which works to develop a sense of appreciation and interaction between kids and the natural environment.  As part of our “wilderness studies” our goal was to develop a sense of place through the study of natural history, literature, exploration and writing. We invited Gregg and Cath to lead a photography workshop for our entire 5th –8th grades. Their participation was a highlight for the students for the following reasons.

First, the kids enjoyed the opportunity to get outside and experience nature in a new capacity. We had been on an outdoor ed trip and had done several natural history hikes in the Woody Creek area, but their engagement was much more noticeable and tangible with a camera in their hands. They were down on their bellies and up in the tree limbs looking at their everyday landscape from new perspectives. Second, through the lens of the camera, students took the opportunity to look at their everyday environment and, in turn, developed a renewed connection to their surroundings. Several students commented on noticing things that they had never noticed before, or had not recognized in recent years, even though they walk right past such places every single day. Finally, the workshop took them outdoors and, in many cases, facilitated an interest that bled over into the weekend and beyond. This one-day exposure to photography as a means of exploration was an opportunity to get kids outside, get them into nature, get them physically engaged. I of at least three instances which translated into weekend family expeditions with cameras in hand. Their continued involvement with students and teachers will go a long ways to impart a vital link of environmental education into our local schools.

- Gary Pfaffmann Middle School Teacher at Aspen Community School in Aspen, Colorado

 

My 5th grade class had the wonderful opportunity to take a photo workshop from Gregg and Cath Photographers and their program, if you give a kid a camera.  Gregg and Cath integrated a social studies concept (Inuit rock art) with the photography project, in which kids had the experience of working outdoors in nature to create and photograph their own interpretations of rock art.  Every student was engaged and had ownership of their creation from start to finish. They were asked to create, photograph, interpret, and explain the meaning behind their creation.  Each photograph and a quotation from the student was put into a slide show format that kids had the chance to view on the internet, as well as share that slide show with family and friends.  My students benefited from this workshop immensely.  Many of my students would not have had the chance to take a photography workshop on their own, and this empowered them to explore their creativity with the digital camera.  Gregg and Cath made sure that they interacted with every student, giving them tips, encouragement, and praise.  Students gained confidence and had a great overall experience.  I would not hesitate to have Gregg and Cath lead another photography workshop with my students.

- Angela Buffo 5th Grade Teacher at Basalt Middle School in Basalt, Colorado

 

I wish to thank Cath Adams of Gregg and Cath Photographers for visiting the students of my computer class  to explain and discuss copyright. She spoke to the issues that photographers, artists, and musicians have when someone takes or uses their created work without permission. Her illustrations with students were appropriate for their grade level and clearly explained why copyright is important to a business. I also appreciated that she was willing to come in twice to talk with two separate classes. I believe that the personal connection she accomplished with copyright and real-life situations will leave a lasting impression on the students. Thank you for investing your time to help our students understand this complex concept.

- Jalyne Lessig Technology Teacher at Basalt Middle School in Basalt, Colorado