Advanced Digital Photography
Explore. Shoot. Edit.
Take your passion for digital photography to the next level. You will learn what professionals do in the industry and get personalized training that takes your photography to the next level. Through expert instruction and hands-on fieldwork, you will master the use of aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings in order to capture amazing shots in the most challenging situations. In the computer lab, you will create masterpieces using all that Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom have to offer. Find this camp near you >>
Students are required to bring their own DSLR and full-sized tripod.
Learn everything you need to know about Advanced Digital Photography.
Ages: 12 – 17
Hours: 9am – 5pm
Hardware + Software
You’ll learn a professional workflow for shooting RAW images, organizing media and metadata, and photo editing.
What You Create
You’ll create your own photography portfolio website with professionally-shot high quality images.
Skills + Experience
Get ready for a fun and meaningful camp experience through project-based learning.
Our Film + Photography courses teach students professional workflows, from pre-production to post. They’ll develop the skills needed to develop their own portfolios of creative works and images. The Advanced Digital Photography course goes in-depth in refining the camera skills, media organization, and editing workflows. Students will leave camp with their own professional portfolio and the confidence to continue their creativity.
The Teen Experience
Since 2002, DMA has been encouraging and inspiring teens to become the next generation of developers, animators, filmmakers, photographers, designers and engineers. In addition to developing teens’ interests and passions for the latest in new tech, our camps foster personal growth, confidence, and independence; preparing students for life beyond high school and college.
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Find This Camp Near You
This was an excellent program that I would definitely do again – a fun-packed and very educational 5 days!Irene R.
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Sample Camp Day
Beat the traffic! Drop off anytime between 8:00 and 9:00am.
|9:00 am||Hands-on Tech Instruction
Learn + Understand
|10:30 am||Morning Break + Outdoor Activities
|11:00 am||Continued Instruction + Creation
Application + Guided Practice
|12:00 pm||Lunch Break
Bring your own or purchase a lunch plan, available at select locations.
|1:00 pm||Back to Camp
Create, Test, Evaluate + Improve
|2:30 pm||Afternoon Break + Outdoor Activities
|3:00 pm||Continued Instruction + Creation
Review + Share
|5:00 pm||Student Pick-up
Running late? Pick up as late as 5:30pm.
✓ Google Apps email account + unlimited cloud storage
✓ Personalized feedback + Project Achievement Report
✓ Certificate of Completion
✓ Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
✓ Personal Apple workstation for camp
✓ Low staff to student ratios
Add-Ons Available at Checkout
+ Lunch: Add lunch so you don’t have to bring your own!*
+ DMA Online: Choose a course or subscribe to learn at your own pace.
+ Overnight Housing: Stay on campus Sunday to Friday – includes all meals.*
+ Weekend Stay: Get ready for fun weekend activities and day trips around the area.*
Upgrade to the Photography Academy
Learn the fundamentals and dive into more advanced topics! Academy camps combine two complementary courses to provide students with an immersive two-week experience.
The DMA Difference
Discover what sets us apart from the competition and why we're the best.
Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEM education.
Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.
Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork and collaboration.
Our staff is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of experience is required for this course?
This course starts at an intermediate level but teaches advanced concepts, so students should already be out of “automatic” mode and have some intermediate photography skills and Photoshop® experience. This course focuses on improving your “manual” photography & skill sets, like ISO settings, aperture, shutter speeds and RAW photo formats.
Do students need to bring their own camera?
Yes. Due to the hands-on nature of this course, and since camera settings vary from camera to camera, learning with your own equipment provides a more personalized experience. Students need a DSLR camera and full-size tripod. DMA recommends Canon® cameras.
I've never used Photoshop® but I'm very comfortable with my DSLR camera. Can I take this course?
Yes. Photoshop® experience is helpful and recommended, but not required. Experience with a DSLR camera and knowing your way around the settings is more important.
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