Designed specifically for campers ages 7 – 10 who would like to learn or improve their photography skills. Behind the lens of their own digital camera, campers will learn the 5 basic rules of photography; Simplicity, The Rule of Thirds, Lines, Balance and Framing. Campers build and shoot stone statues at the beach, create mini worlds, shoot images of patterns and textures in the woodland trail, create their own Photograms (yes, a real darkroom using B/W paper and processing chemicals). The print is taken home by the campers. A professional photographer and camp staff provide top-level instruction in all fundamentals essential to learning and improving photography skills.
Campers will practice taking pictures in various locations on Appleby’s beautiful 60-acre campus, shooting ‘Forced Perspective’ images, leaves in water, reflections in water droplets and much more. Our fully equipped digital media lab provides a great environment for campers' imaginations, using Photoshop to develop images as well as leaning how to crop, use quick mask to create colour within a B/W image and adjust the HSL (Hue, Luminance and Saturation.
Campers will need to bring a camera, fully charged battery, empty memory card, USB thumb drive and lots of enthusiasm as they explore the world of digital photography. Campers will be venturing out for field work so please ensure the camera they use is something that parents/guardians are ok with being intensively handled. The program also includes a well-rounded day with supervised recreational activities outdoors, energizers, photo scavenger hunts, recreational swim time and also includes a nutritious lunch, with hot selections.
Each campers’ week culminates in designing a collage displaying their best photographs which is printed to be taken home and they create a slideshow of their images shot during the week, using I-Movie, that family and friends are invited to attend.