Earlier in the summer I was fortunate to score a great gig combining two of my favorite interests - photography, and working with children with special needs. Leslie and Stephen Secrist, parents of the incomparable Dylan and founders of the fledgling organization Dylan's Down with the Arts, invited me to lead a photography workshop for children with special needs and their typical peers. DDWA is a super cool organization, unique in that they educate people with special needs and help prepare them for careers in the arts.
The participants and I met on a Saturday morning at Belleview Park in Englewood, and for this first workshop we kept our goals simple. We focused on three types of photography: landscape, macro, and portrait. It was a blast, and I'm looking forward to our next workshop this fall!
Examples of landscape photography
Examples of macro photography
Examples of portrait photography
The whole gang!