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Digital Photography & Photoshop

Teen One-Week Camp | Ages 12-17

Digital Photography & Photoshop

Teen One-Week Camp | Ages 12-17

Compose and Shoot Stunning Digital Photos

Students are here to learn how to create stunning Digital Photography and enhance imagery in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Students will build up their digital photography techniques first, then transition to building their software and editing skills. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of professionally shot and edited photographs, and an understanding of how the photography industry works.

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

Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: 9:00AM – 4:30PM

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

Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: 9:00AM – 4:30PM

Each student is required to bring their own DSLR camera. Bringing a full-size tripod is recommended. Digital Media Academy 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

  • Elements of a “good” composition
  • The effect of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO changes
  • How to troubleshoot and fix a “bad photo”
  • Photo manipulation techniques
  • How to organize and improve photos in post-production

What Students Create

  • Fun portraits, landscapes, closeup, and product shots
  • The purpose and value of an artist statement
  • A fast and efficient way to batch edit many photos at once
  • A series of images that tells a story
  • How to curate an online portfolio of their artwork

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, Digital Media Academy 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

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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. We recommend Canon cameras.

Camp Overview + Schedule

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

Check-in and drop off
Hands-on STEM Instruction
Morning Break
Continued Instruction + Creation
Lunch Break
Back to the Classroom
Afternoon Break
Continued Classroom Time
Pick-up Begins

Tuition Includes

  Personalized feedback + Project Achievement Report

  Certificate of Competency

  Google Apps email account + unlimited cloud storage

  Low staff to student ratios

  Alumni Club Membership

Friday Showcase

At the end of each week, attendees can invite their family and friends to join us for a showcase celebration to share their final projects. Learn more about the fun and exciting activities your child experienced during the week and have an opportunity to meet your child’s instructor. Presentations vary by course topic and instructors will highlight some of the important concepts covered during the week and possible next steps to continue your child’s learning. Arrive early as showcase begins at 3:00 and is typically finished by 4:00.

Camp Upgrades

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

Lunch Plan

Make things easy and get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $68/week at select locations.

Overnight Housing

Stay in the dorms and eat on-campus, Sunday through Friday. Overnight Housing starts at $675/week where available.

Extended Day

Our flexible Extended Day option allows families to pick-up students as late as 6:00 PM from Monday to Thursday at all locations.

Weekend Stay

Add Weekend Stay and enjoy extra activities and day trips around the area. Weekend Stay starts at $405/weekend at select locations.

“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

Why Digital Media Academy?

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.