Fall Photo Shake Up!
© June Siegler (previous Shake Up! student)

Fall Photo Shake Up!

Dates: Mondays, Sep 12–Oct 24, 2022
Time: 6–8pm (ET)
Sessions: 6 (No class Sept 26)
Limited enrollment: 8 students
Fee: $380
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Shake Up! returns, with all new prompts! This class will have you saying, “I never would have made photographs like these, and I love it!” Kai McBride has designed a series of weekly prompts that will get you thinking in a fresh way about how you photograph. Whether you are still trying to find your photographic voice or are years into a large body of work, these assignments will challenge your approach to image-making and are guaranteed to knock you out of a creative rut and shake up your photography. Through group critique, we’ll analyze each student’s responses and we’ll seek inspiration by examining the work of a range of photographers. By the end of this class, you’ll be energized and inspired to expand your photographic vision. A great way to start the season!


I have taken photography classes at most of the renowned schools and organizations in the US, but none are better than those taught by Kai McBride of StrudelmediaLive.  He is an incredibly intelligent and gifted educator who goes out of his way to make every class a memorable experience filled with ‘aha’ moments. Kai has talent galore. Don’t miss his courses!
—Patricia (Bronx, NY)
I am so glad I signed up for this black and white class. Kai is a wonderful teacher. Not only is he organized, interesting, challenging and creative, but he goes that extra mile to provide us with very helpful handouts and resources! This class is opening up a whole new world to me!
—Barbara (New Jersey)

Kai McBride
Kai McBride

Kai McBride is a photographer, musician, teacher, and avid cyclist who recently uprooted from Brooklyn to sunny Santa Fe, New Mexico. He spent the last ten years teaching photography and managing the photo facilities at Columbia University, his alma mater, where he received an MFA in 2008.

Born on the island of Kauai in 1972, by his 18th birthday Kai had lived in California, Oregon, Mississippi, Wisconsin, Texas, Oahu, North Carolina, and Massachusetts. He sharpened his powers of observation while adjusting to life between suburban ranch-style homes, cabins with no running water, and a 20-foot teepee in the field of a commune.

His photographs have been exhibited in museum and gallery exhibitions, and are held in public and private collections. His first monograph, About Face: Picturing Tampa, was published by SPQR Editions in Fall 2016.

Kai teaches black and white photography, photobooks, and more for StrudelmediaLive.