Calling all digital photography enthusiasts ages 10 - 14! A professional photographer, with the help of camp staff, will deliver a five-day development program aimed at beginners to advanced-skill level photographers and focuses on helping each camper maximize his/her talent. This camp aims to be fun, encourage and motivate young photographers, stimulate their imagination, and inspire creative freedom. Campers must be prepared to bring a functional digital DSLR camera that offers a range of exposure and focus control, fully charged battery, memory card, empty USB Thumb Drive and lots of enthusiasm.
This camp is about learning to use the functions of your camera to take pictures of people and places and things with increased predictability and control well beyond mere snapshots. Using Photoshop campers will make their digital photos really stand out, starting from basic adjustments, progressing to advanced artistic control for creative results. Learning about ‘The 5 Rules’, The Golden Ratio and raw vs. JPG, inserting text (even 3D) to images to make an ad for cupcakes, B/W conversions and pull zoom techniques. Campers 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.
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.