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Student Photography Institute




Collier County and Lee County high school students in public, private or home schools are encouraged to apply to the the Student Photography Institute. The sessions are presented in partnership with Community School of Naples (CSN) and take place on the CSN campus.

Applicants will be asked to submit works digitally. If you are a new photography student applicant, you will receive an email soon after completing the online application (above) requesting examples of your best works. Your works will be reviewed for acceptance into the Student Photography Institute. If you are a returning student photographer, you will receive an email soon after your submission regarding your continuing acceptance.

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Students pay an annual supply fee of $250. Need-based scholarships are available for qualifying students.

For more information about the Student Photography Institute, please contact jwozniak@artisnaples.org.

A program for high school students, the Student Photography Institute is comprised of four weekend classes (Fridays and Saturdays) during the academic year and a two-week session of classes in June. Each year, 18 high school students are selected to participate in the Photography Institute. The program gives students broad experiences in various areas of photography: the camera, seeing, lighting, composing, digital technology and portfolio preparation. Designed to assist students in vocational decision making, understanding visual communications and preparations for college-level image making, the program curriculum equally emphasizes the craft and the aesthetic of visual problem solving. Students concentrate on technical and formal excellence in their work as developing photographers and have their work presented in an exhibition in The Baker Museum.

Tony Chirinos

Student Photography Institute Instructor


2023-24 Weekend Workshops

Fridays, 4-7pm
Saturdays, 10am–4pm

January 19–20
February 9–10
March 22–23
April 19–20

2024 Summer Workshop

Monday–Friday, 10am–4pm

June 17–28

These classes take place on the campus of Community School of Naples, which has graciously agreed to host these classes in their digital lab.

The Student Photography Institute is generously sponsored by the Schrenk Family Foundation.


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