Photography: Enrich Your Life Through Your Camera Lens


This hands-on workshop will help you turn your photos into works of art.
About this event
This two-part photography workshop is divided into part 1: elements of photography design and composition and part 2: editing your photos. It is recommended that you register for both sessions as they build on each other. However, it is also possible to register for these à la carte sessions.

Part 1: Design and Composition Elements in Photography

Saturday November 6, 2021 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm | $ 80 (to register for this session only)

We live in the age of creating images. We all take tons of photos on a regular basis! This workshop aims to help you organize the process of your photo taking. Specifically, we’ll explain how to apply art fundamentals and design principles to turn your photos into works of art.

Part 2: Edit your photos

Saturday November 13, 2021 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm | $ 80 (to register for this session only)

In this workshop, you will learn how to edit your photos using free and easy tools that you can access even on your mobile phone. At the end of the course, you will have photos that reflect you and your artistic talent.

Workshop Note: Due to the pandemic, all participants are required to bring proof of vaccination to the workshop and wear a mask throughout the workshop. You can use your own cell phone or cameras will be provided in the classroom.

About the instructor: Olha Onyshko

Olha Onyshko is a documentary filmmaker and multimedia producer. His first film, Three stories from Galicia, a story of humanism amid atrocities during and after World War II, premiered in 2010. Screened in 12 countries and translated into four languages, the film sparked debate on historical memory and its role. in the news. Her latest film Women of Maidan is her second feature-length documentary, and while the film was being edited, she began coordinating efforts between doctors and volunteers to bring wounded Ukrainian soldiers to the United States for life-saving medical treatment. In 2014, she received recognition from the United States House of Representatives and the Ukrainian Embassy in the United States for her extraordinary work.

Onyshko’s shorts include The Wheat Job, about the 2015 construction of the Holodomor Memorial in Washington, DC (in honor of the victims of the 1932-1933 Ukrainian man-made famine orchestrated by the Soviet regime), Where Do The Children Play? (Telly Award) and videos for organizations such as the National Park Service, World Bank, United Nations, US Department of Education, Global Health, and Johns Hopkins University.

Onyshko started his career as a broadcast journalist in his hometown of Lviv, Ukraine. and became active in political campaigns supporting free and fair elections in her newly independent country, and advocated for democracy and human rights.

When Onyshko immigrated to the United States in 2002, she looked for a way to continue to broadcast her voice in her country. So she worked as a presenter, screenwriter and producer for Voice of America. While studying for a Masters of Fine Arts at American University 2006-2009, she turned to documentary filmmaking. She hoped that the cinema would become her vehicle for expressing herself, but she had never imagined that it would send her on a joyful journey to discover the artist in herself.


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