Navigating the Internet, particularly social media, can be challenging for parents as well as children. Whether we like it or not, today we live in a world where adults, teens, and children manage their image on social media.
Thanks to a new class being offered at the Bonifas Arts Center called Win the Social Media Game: Social Media Photography and Application with Photographer Michael Hall, students and adults can learn how to work with social media more effectively.
Whether attendees are selfie-taking seven-year-olds, snap chatting teens, or parents posting to Facebook or Instagram, everyone can learn how to take the best pictures, use the most interesting filters and build their brand on social media like marketing professionals.
Photographer Michael Hall, who has been a professional photographer for 12 years, said the two-session class will start on Sat., Oct. 7 from 11 am-1 pm with an introduction to using phone cameras, along with teaching basic principles of composition and lighting. The second session on Fri., Oct. 20 from 6-8 pm, will explore the principles of promotion, and how people can cultivate their personal or business image to obtain the maximum amount of positive exposure.
“This two-session class is for anyone with any level of photographic expertise, and is unique in that it will help attendees feel at home in this digital world,” explained Irina Bruno, Bonifas Education Coordinator. “Michael Hall has a profound understanding of the business cycle of social media, gained from experience. For instance, he teaches when to post to different social media to target different demographics.”
Attendees should bring their own smart device for this class. This class is being offered to children age 6 and up, but children 10 and under must come with an adult. Fee is $15 with registration due by Sept. 30.