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Digital Photography & Photoshop

Teen One-Week Camp  Ages 12-17

Compose and Shoot Stunning Digital Photos

Professional shooting techniques combined with hands-on learning show you how to use your DSLR camera to take world-class photographs. Master manual DSLR camera settings and use light, contrast and shutter speed to create vibrant digital images through personalized lessons and in-field instruction.

Discover the power of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, and learn how to consistently produce superior-quality images, as well as how to easily fix image issues. At the end of the week you’ll have a polished photography portfolio to take home and showcase to friends or potential clients.

Staff Ratio: 12:1
Hardware + Software:
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom

Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Teen Camp (One-Week)

Staff Ratio: 12:1
Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: Full Day, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Teen Camp (One-Week)
Hardware + Software: Adobe Photoshop,
Adobe Lightroom



Each student is required to bring their own DSLR camera. Bringing a full-size tripod is recommended. DMA is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen personal items.

Course Information

Get ready for a fun and meaningful camp experience through project-based learning.

What Students Learn

• Learn how to use manual DSLR camera modes.
• 
Optimize in-camera exposures.
• 
Discover basic Adobe Lightroom workflows.
• Learn the fundamentals of image compositing in Adobe Photoshop.
• 
Hone portrait photography skills and master basic portrait techniques using natural light.

What Students Create

• An online portfolio with original photography such as portraits, landscapes, closeups, and product shots.

Learn even more in the Photography Academy. Learn more →

More About This Course

In our photography courses students are taken through their own creative process, while working closely with industry professionals to hone their skills and produce a full portfolio. Students will start by focusing on a subject, learning how to use manual camera modes and move all the way through the editing process with Adobe Photoshop before showing their photos to an audience at the end of the week!

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.

In our photography courses students are taken through their own creative process, while working closely with industry professionals to hone their skills and produce a full portfolio. Students will start by focusing on a subject, learning how to use manual camera modes and move all the way through the editing process with Adobe Photoshop before showing their photos to an audience at the end of the week!

What Students Learn

• Learn how to use manual DSLR camera modes.
• 
Optimize in-camera exposures.
• 
Discover basic Adobe Lightroom workflows.
• Learn the fundamentals of image compositing in Adobe Photoshop.
• 
Hone portrait photography skills and master basic portrait techniques using natural light.

What Students Create

• An online portfolio with original photography such as portraits, landscapes, closeups, and product shots.

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.

What Students Learn

• Learn how to use manual DSLR camera modes.
• 
Optimize in-camera exposures.
• 
Discover basic Adobe Lightroom workflows.
• Learn the fundamentals of image compositing in Adobe Photoshop.
• 
Hone portrait photography skills and master basic portrait techniques using natural light.

What Students Create

• An online portfolio with original photography such as portraits, landscapes, closeups, and product shots.

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.

Download the Course Syllabus

Get to know Digital Photography & Photoshop even better by taking an in-depth look at the syllabus for this course.

Our project-based approach to learning sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork as students seek solutions to real-world problems. Have additional questions about selecting the perfect course? Contact us →

Download the Course Syllabus

Get to know Digital Photography & Photoshop even better by taking an in-depth look at the syllabus for this course.

Our project-based approach to learning sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork as students seek solutions to real-world problems. Have additional questions about selecting the perfect course? Contact us →

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Camp Overview + Schedule

Take a look at your camp schedule, learn more about tuition, and explore add-ons.

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

Tuition Includes

Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Personalized feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Google Apps email account + unlimited cloud storage
 Low staff to student ratios
 Alumni Club Membership

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

 

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

 

 Tuition Includes

Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Google Apps email account + cloud storage
Personal Apple workstation for camp
 Low staff to student ratios

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

 

Tuition Includes

Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Google Apps email account + cloud storage
Personal Apple workstation for camp
 Low staff to student ratios

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

 

Camp Upgrades

Get the most out of your summer with DMA when you add any or all of the following:

 

Lunch Plan

Get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $75/week at select locations.

Overnight Housing

Stay in the dorms and eat on-campus, Sunday through Friday. Overnight Housing is $695/week where available.

Weekend Stay

Add Weekend Stay and enjoy extra activities and day trips around the area. Weekend Stay is $395/weekend at select locations.

DMA Online

Start learning now and get ready for camp when you register for an online course! DMA Online is $95 per course.

What Students Are Saying

“I liked how the instructor gave tips about the best camera settings and lighting conditions for taking photos and gave lots of suggestions about how to use Photoshop and Lightroom to edit photos.”

Ryan A.
Digital Photography & Photoshop

The DMA Promise

You can count on us to deliver on all the things that truly matter. We pinky swear.

Top-Notch Staff

Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEM education.

Well-Balanced Experience

Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.

Project-Based Learning

Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

Our staff is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do students need to bring their own camera and tripod?

Yes. Due to the hands-on nature of this course, students will need to bring their own DSLR camera. We also strongly recommend that students bring their own full-size tripod. Any camera that is classified as a “DSLR” and has a manual mode and interchangeable lens system will work, although we recommend Canon cameras.

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