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Teen Photo Camp

  • Craftivate 172 Center Street Wallingford, CT, 06492 United States (map)

This camp is for high school students who love photography! Whether you’ve never picked up a camera or take photos of your friends all the time, you’ll enjoy these classes! This beginner/ intermediate course will help you to refine your photography skills as well as your Photoshop/Lightroom skills. Each class will consist of technical aspects about photography and a creative lesson. There will be weekly assignments only to help you grow as a photographer.

Must have: Digital SLR camera and lens, notebook, pen

Nice to have: laptop, external hard drive, Lightroom/Photoshop

*** This Photo Camp is made up of 6 classes and one Open House Exhibition. The classes will be held on Mondays during the summer from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM at the Craftivate Studio. The Open House Exhibition will feature work from all photography related camps and classes running this summer and will take place on August 4th from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM with free admission.

*** This camp is open to current high school students and those entering high school in the fall. If you do not fall into this category, please check out the Beginner / Intermediate Photography Class that is also running this summer. 

WEEK ONE: 06/19/2017

Technical: Introductions

Objectives: Getting to know your camera

Assignment : Self Portraits

WEEK TWO: 06/26/2017

Technical: ISO, Metering, Aperture, Focusing tricks

Creative: Composition/Depth of Field

Assignment: Rule of Thirds

WEEK THREE: 07/10/2017

Technicals: Shutter Speed, Bulb, Low light, Raw vs. Jpgs

Creative: Blur Action, Freeze Action, Paint at night

Assignment: Motion

WEEK FOUR: 07/17/2017

Technical: Settings for individual portraits/ group portraits

Creative: Lighting

Assignment: Portraits

WEEK FIVE: 7/24/2017

Technical: Editing

Creative: Portfolio Building

Assignment: Your choice


WEEK SIX: 07/31/2017

Technical: Portfolio Review

Creative: Free shoot

Open House Exhibition: August 4, 2017 from 6 - 10 PM

At the completion of this photo camp, there will be an opportunity to display your work at a public art exhibit here in Wallingford. You will have the chance to participate in the planning and execution of this art exhibit where family and friends will be invited to view your work. Any funds raised through this exhibit will be donated to a local cause.

Register HERE

Earlier Event: June 19
Summer Craft Camp