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Schrenk Student Photography Institute

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The Schrenk Student Photography Institute is an intensive photography program aimed at highly motivated Collier County high school students. Each year, a class of up to 20 students is selected to participate. The program consists of four weekend workshops during the academic year and a two-week seminar in June.

The institute is designed to give students broad experiences in various areas of photography, including the camera, lighting, composition, digital technology and portfolio preparation. The program also assists students in making vocational decisions, understanding visual communications and preparing for college-level image-making with a curriculum that emphasizes the craft and aesthetic of visual problem-solving equally. 

A student’s first two years in the program will concentrate on technical and formal excellence with the third year dedicated to the student’s individual areas of interest and building a college-level or exhibition portfolio. Work produced by the students will be exhibited at The Baker Museum and sites throughout the Artis—Naples campus.


The primary instructor is J. Tomas Lopez, M.F.A., Professor of Photography, and Director of Electronic Media at the University of Miami.

Applications are accepted in the fall of each year. The Schrenk Student Photography Institute is generously underwritten by the Schrenk Family Foundation.


Collier County high school students in public, private or home schools are encouraged to apply to the Schrenk Student Photography Institute. 


Email jlawfer@artisnaples.org for a link to complete an application online. Applicants are asked to submit works digitally.

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Tuition for the Schrenk Student Photography Institute is generously underwritten by the Schrenk Family Foundation. Students only pay a supply fee of $200. Need-based scholarships are available to underwrite the supply fee for qualifying students.


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