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Introduction to Digital Photography:

Making Meaning

Saturday, October 10, 2020, 10AM - Saturday, October 17, 2020, 12PM


For AGES 13-17

VENUE: Online

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Introduction to Digital Photography: Making Meaning
Photo: Matias N Reyes

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This event will take place online through Zoom. Prior to the event, registrants will receive a link and password via email, as well as additional instructions if necessary.


In this two-day series, you will be introduced to the aesthetic, conceptual, and technical approaches to lens-based image-making. This workshop will focus on contemporary and experimental approaches to creating concept-driven photographs. Students will be familiarized with photographers, movements, and themes within the discourse of contemporary photography. You will become versed in editing photographs for display or exhibition, creating a digital photo-zine, and also explore experimental double exposure photographs. This is an incredible opportunity to use your voice in times of crisis, and emerge with a new set of tools to traverse and make sense of the world around you.

This online course will be broken into two sessions:

  • Saturday, October 10, 10am-12pm
  • Saturday, October 17, 10am-12pm


Please prepare for this online class by ensuring you can secure the necessary materials. with the materials list, links to purchase any necessary items, and other helpful information for class.

About the instructor, Felix Quintana:

Felix F. Quintana is a multidisciplinary artist, photographer, and educator best known for his experimental photographs of the L.A. landscape. Quintana has exhibited his work at the Vincent Price Art Museum, Residency Art Gallery, MACLA, Vox Populi Gallery, Southern Exposure, SomArts Cultural Center, and LAXART, among others. His work has been featured on NPR and in the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, ARTnews, Amadeus Magazine, and more. Quintana has served as a teaching artist at Slanguage Studio, Hammer Museum Southern Expsoure, artworxLA, Self Help Graphics & Art, and Plaza de la Raza. He received a BA from Humboldt State University, and is an MFA Photography candidate at San Jose State University.