Making Killer Photos – Digital Photography for Teens
At this camp, teens will learn how to make incredible photos using their digital cameras. They will take photos in and around Plaza Midwood, and talk about what makes a photo compelling. To cap it all off, at the end of the summer their best images will be matted and displayed on our gallery walls. Family and friends are encouraged to attend the 2017 summer camp exhibition in The Light Factory’s gallery. That way you can see just how far your teen has come, and how talented they truly are.
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We encourage attendees to bring their own DSLR or point-and-shoot cameras but we also have a few DSLR cameras on site that can be borrowed for the week.
NEW! Shutterbug Camp (grades K-5)
This summer, we are offering a fun, creative camp for elementary school age children. Kids have a truly unique way of seeing their world and capturing details in nature, or moments in their day that are full of life. This week-long camp will meet for two hours in the morning, exploring our neighborhood with cameras and scavenger hunts. Kids will learn the basics of “looking for light” and composition—chances are their photos will turn out better than most of our own!
In this unique camp, students will join John Lemmon to learn how to create amazing animations. This even includes developing stop-motion movies using an iPad. A variety of techniques will be taught, including clay animation, Lego animation, drawn animation, and paper cut-out animation. Animation supplies and equipment, including iPads, will be provided to all attendees.
Have a student interested in learning how to make amazing portraits (or self-portraits) with their digital camera? If so, you’ve found the right camp. Students will be introduced to professional lighting equipment such as multiple lights, modifiers, and gels. At the end of the summer their favorites will be on display in our gallery at our summer camp exhibition.
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Students should have a good understanding of their digital cameras before taking this camp.
Black and White Film Photography
Take a step back into the past with film photography. Students will be provided with 35mm film cameras and will learn how to make photographs the old-fashioned way. Students will shoot manually, process their own film, make enlargements, and learn how to print their images in the darkroom. At the end of the summer, prints will be on display in our gallery for the 2017 summer camp exhibition.