Scene in S.B.: Inspiring Students with Photography
Housing Authority of Santa Barbara and Arts for Humanity! Team Up for Class
Monday, May 16, 2016
“I wasn’t so much into photography at first,” said Emily Velarde (right), a student participating in a new class sponsored by the Housing Authority of Santa Barbara and Arts for Humanity! “But once I tried it, I liked it and want to do it more. I’m motivated.” The cell phone photography class, taught by photographer David Litschel, is aimed at empowering low-income and at-risk youth through the art of photography. With a slideshow lesson and hands-on learning, Litschel gives the kids a fun, new way of seeing their environment through basic photographic principals of composition and light. After a “photographic scavenger hunt” around Santa Barbara, Litschel brings the kids back into the classroom for a positive and inspiring critique. See artsforhumanity.com.