"Focusing on Abilities" by Karen Stallings
New Vision Photography Program, Inc. is the vision of Al Price, President and CEO. He had experience as a professional photographer and as a youth worker, specializing in working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Through this unique blend of experience Mr. Price has designed, developed and implemented a successful and innovative basic photography program.
New Vision Photography Program was incorporated on January 30, 2003, in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. It is under the District of Maryland Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Administration Medicaid Waiver Program. It’s mission is to expand supported employment options and increase inclusion of persons with developmental disabilities by introducing them to a creative world of conventional and digital photography through prevocational training.
New Vision Photography Program, Inc. program objectives are to increase clients’ knowledge of photography, to enhance clients’ hand on photography skills, to improve clients’ prospects for supported employment and long term follow along services in the photography industry and to facilitate clients’ community inclusion, self sufficient and high self esteem. It will provide clients a 10 months photography prevocational training curriculum. It will provide fundamental knowledge and technique in how to use a digital camera, compose a photograph, the correct use of lighting and the technique of using the computer software to edit, print and to download photographs. This training will also entitle clients with skills to accept employment as photographers for conferences, family events, photographing ID badges, etc.
Students will received two months of training on a one – hour photo mini lab processor and printer donated by Fuji Film. There is also the entrepreneurship program through New Vision which helps persons with developmental disabilities with the necessary training to find employment in one-hour mini labs. Participants will improve self esteem and increase sufficiency while becoming certified mini lab operators. Additionally, the main emphasis of the program is to introduce local employers to new employees that are trained to operate one-hour mini labs. CVS, K-Mart and Walmart are the few of many businesses who need qualified employees in their mini labs.
If you would like additional information about New Vision, you can contact Al Price at 6200 Addison Road, Seat Pleasant, Maryland 20743 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or visit their website at http://newvisionphotoprogram.com/