As one of our photography courses for teens, this summer camp is ideal for both beginner and intermediate photographers. The class is designed to introduce students to the fundamental operations and vocabulary of digital photography. Students will learn DSLR basics and more advanced settings while developing a critical eye for making creative images.
We will take guided photo walks, discuss light and composition, and stage photo shoots — both in the studio and outside in natural light. The students will become comfortable with photographic technique as they capture digital images and learn how to process them in Lightroom. Kids love our variety of summer photography programs each year, and this is sure to be one of the best photography camps yet!
During this exciting summer photography camp, students will need a DSLR or mirrorless camera capable of manual control settings. Sorry, no point and shoot cameras or iPhones!
We will cover the following:
- Learn how to use a camera on manual mode (a strong foundation of technical skills)
- Creatively use composition principles to strengthen images
- Enhance your way of seeing through the camera to develop a photographic vision
- Develop awareness of quality of light, both natural and flash
- Engage in the art of editing and enhance your images with post-production basics
Monday, July 15, 1–4PM: Intro, DSLR basics & becoming familiar with your camera; photo walk to practice shooting
Tuesday, July 16, 1–4PM: Lightroom review and presentation on effective workflow/storage options/backing up work. Second photo walk/shoot focusing on composition and the art of photography.
Wednesday, July 17, 1–4PM: Editing in Lightroom; photo shoot in-studio working with both natural and artificial light. Photo walk with a primary focus on light.
Thursday, July 18, 1–4PM: Photo walk concentrating on combining composition and selective focus. Selecting an image for printing and editing in Lightroom.
Friday, July 19, 1–4PM: Painting with light in the studio. Critique/review of student work.
Laurie Reemsnyder graduated with an Art Ed degree from Rhode Island School of Design, and has been teaching Photography (and Ceramics) since 1999. Although she began with the Tam Union School District’s community ed program working with adults, her first love is teaching young people. During the school year, she’s at Marin Catholic High School with a broad curriculum incorporating darkroom and digital photography, and including a variety of alternate processes. She has also taught the youth program at Tam and Drake during the summer. Recognizing that art is transformative and connects us all as humans, she has designed a photo project that is implemented each summer on her service trips to Cambodia, Costa Rica, Fiji, Thailand, and Peru. Her passion is in giving young people a voice and having them use it to help others, incorporating service and art.