I’ve heard the statistic that every two minutes, we take more pictures than the whole of humanity in the 1800s.
This makes sense, as when I was a kid, photography was an expensive hobby! The cost of developing and buying film was not cheap. Kids these days are lucky, as cameras are everywhere, and they have so many opportunities to pursue photography as a profession, as a hobby, and as a passion.
My tip is to learn the rules of photography and then don’t be afraid to break them.”
I believe there are two main facets of photography that kids (and adults!) should learn to truly begin to understand the art of photography- the Creative/Composition Aspect, and the Technical Aspect. Campers can take one or two weeks, depending on what they are interested in learning
June 11-June 14- Technical Aspects of Photography (requires DSLR camera) • Basic Graphic Design
June 18-June 21- Creative/Composition Aspects of Photography (requires digital camera*) • Basic Graphic Design
July 9- July 12- Technical Aspects of Photography (requires DSLR camera) • Basic Graphic Design
July 16- July 19 - Creative/Composition Aspects of Photography (requires digital camera*) • Basic Graphic Design
* A digital camera is any camera that does not use film and instead renders a digital image on a screen for immediate feedback. Even camera phones count! A DSLR camera is a bit more complicated and typically has more settings and interchangeable lenses. If you have any questions about what your camera is, please do not hesitate to contact email@example.com.
Technical Aspects of Photography
Cameras have so many great features and too often people stick their expensive cameras on “auto” and click away. They end up slightly dissatisfied with their images and wonder why their $800 camera does not create the beautiful image they have in their head.
Photography Concepts that will be taught:
Creative/Composition Aspects of Photography
Campers will use their cameras on "Auto" mode unless they have already been through the Technical Class. If they have been through the Technical class and have learned to use the other modes, this class will give them an excellent opportunity to practice those modes while learning composition.
Students will be exposed to various composition techniques such as:
Through hands on activities like photo scavenger hunts and "painting with light" children will complete the camp excited and motivated to start a lifelong journey in the art of photography!
*Tracy’s profile image above was taken by the fabulous Pinkletoes photography