Hudson River School of Art

Photography Workshop for Teens



When: Session 1:  August 14 * 9-4            
                  August 15 * 1-5 
      Session 2:  August 21 * 9-4                

                  August 22 * 1-5            


Registration Session 1:  August 14 & 15

Registration Session 2:  August 21 & 22


Walk in the footsteps of the Hudson River School artists and learn to shape your own creative vision with your camera.  During this unique 3 day experience, we will spend our time together learning about the art of photography.  We will visit the home and study the work of the father of the Hudson River School of Art, Thomas Cole.  

Later, I will take you to several of my favorite photo locations and I will show you how to capture your own print worthy fine art image.  This workshop is designed to improve your photography skills, teach you about photography as an art form, and how to create a technically improved image.

Session I: Learn how to create a "WOW" photograph worthy of exhibition.  How do photographers "see" an image before it is created? What are the elements of a quality image? On day one we will explore these questions.  We will also learn about the Hudson River School artists, visit the home of Thomas Cole and study photography as ART. During the afternoon we will set out on a photo safari and explore the majestic Hudson Highland in search of an image that expresses your creative vision.

Session 2: We will view your favorite images and discuss the qualities of each image. You will learn how PPA (Professional Photographers of America) judges view and judge professional images and how to successfully submit photos into competition. You will select your favorite two images and learn how to edit them in Photoshop and prepare them for printing.

An image isn't complete until it is PRINTED!  Today we will learn about the fine art of printing and how different paper types affect the look of a printed photo.   You will select an image and learn to print, mount/mat and frame it for show.

Tuition: $300

-Includes Thomas Cole Museum tour
-Archival Fine Art Print

About the Teacher

Catherine Bale is New York State certified teacher.  For many years she was the Director of the Center for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education at the West Point.  During that time she developed STEM curriculum and conducted workshops for students and teachers.  Later she founded Engineering Encounters, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring students to learn more about engineering.  Two years ago, she opened the Green Light Gallery, a fine art photography studio, and is excited to share her passion for photography with younger students!  She believes in STEAM!  ART in STEM.  The study of Art is a key component to unlocking much of the magic of STEM!  

Students will need use of a laptop computer loaded with Lightroom and the use of
a digital SLR camera, film or cell phone camera. 
Adobe offers a
30-day free trial of Photoshop Creative Cloud.  
Please contact me if you have questions.