As a photographer who was inspired in my youth, I now enjoy inspiring, empowering and encouraging children to communicate what is important to them. In teaching photography, I help my students find and develop their voice.
Learning photography gives students the power to speak a new language that moves past the boundaries of a spoken words. Photography is a powerful tool for visual storytelling. With online platforms, photography empowers one to communicate with the world near and far, not to mention fast. Becoming a strong visual storyteller can communicate your message arguably better than words can.
Photography is also a way to see the world more intentionally, appreciate things more actively, and explore with childlike curiosity. Photography helps teach us to see. This is one of my favorite reasons for making photos. With a camera and some skill, you can both capture the beauty that is in front of you or you can build it yourself by creating scenes.
One of the benefits of taking a photography class is the sense of community. Photography is often a solo activity, but being a part of a photography community allows you to meet people with common interests with whom you can collaborate with and share inspiration; it’s also great for giving and receiving feedback. In addition to offering a community to my photography students, this is also what inspired me to create Photo Club PDX in 2017. Photo Club PDX is a community of photographers of all ages, backgrounds and cultures with a common passion for creating photography. PCPDX provides a safe place to share unpolished in-process creations. We have scheduled meetings, outings and workshops. You can learn more about PCPDX via its social media pages or at photoclubpdx.com.
I invite you to visit my personal website at angelaholmphotography.com where you can view my portfolio, see what I am teaching, book me for a photo shoot, and sign up for my newsletter! I am also on Instagram and Facebook.
Check out all of my upcoming classes by visiting the catalog here.