Camp Taliesin West: Photographing Wright
Available for K-12 students at Taliesin West, the World Heritage Site in Scottsdale, Camp Taliesin West combines academic relevance with Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed principles of organic architecture and solutions-based design, with each summer camp featuring its own unique variation of hands-on projects and activities designed to encourage participants to think critically, creatively and sustainably, just as Wright himself once did. Strongly geared toward students with an interest in architecture and STEAM disciplines, camp curriculums include a range of collaborative design experiments and model-building activities, tours of the site customized to each camp’s focus, exclusive access to subject-matter experts and more. Photographing Wright (ages 12–16) The landmark architecture of Taliesin West is the backdrop for this weeklong photographic journey. Local Arizona photographer Andrew Pielage will guide students in capturing the surrounding Sonoran Desert and other aspects of the site as they learn about the tools needed to best utilize a DSLR camera, including aperture, shutter speed, ISO, creative composition, image framing and the challenges of working with light and shadow.