Intro to Photography

from Women.Design.Build


In this beginner photography workshop, participants will get a hands-on experience with their own digital cameras and will walk away with a new set of technical skills to create great photographs.

The workshop will start with an info session on camera basics (i.e. shutter speed, f-stops), followed by an interactive walking photography tour, and will conclude with a group-edit discussion of each participants' images taken during the tour. Finally, each participant will walk away with three 4 x 6 prints of what they captured during the workshop!

This is a Bring Your Own Camera event. A DSLR or any digital camera with memory card stick is perfect. If you'd like to rent a camera, we suggest Precision Camera on Anderson Lane:

Come to have fun and make something beautiful.


Jo Ann Santangelo is a multimedia photographer and visual storyteller who documents everyday life in hidden and marginalized communities. In 2008, she moved to New York to attend the International Center of Photography's documentary photography and photojournalism program. There, she was awarded The New York Times Foundation Scholarship and interned with photojournalist Eugene Richards. She began work on Proud to Serve: Portraits of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Veterans. In August of 2010, Jo Ann embarked on a Kickstarter-funded, 28-day road trip to photograph and record the stories of 46 of the 65 LGBT Veterans featured in this project. Proud to Serve has been exhibited in New York, Oregon, California and published worldwide and in a self-published limited-edition photography book, which is in The White House collection of President Barack Obama. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, the Guardian, Mother Jones, and in numerous international publications. Her most recent projects combine digital photography with audio and video to show the lives of LGBTQ veterans nationwide, transgender streetwalkers in New York, and people living with AIDS in Austin, Texas. Jo Ann, her wife, author Kate Payne reside in Austin, Texas where she continues to work as freelance photographer and collaborates with local and national non profit organizations to tell their stories. She is currently working on a new body of work, a collaboration with the Sustainable Food Center: Grow, Share, Prepare, which documents the vibrant local, sustainable food system in Central Texas.


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