Digital Photography & Photoshop

Capture. Edit. Discover.

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.
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Course Details

Learn everything you need to know about Digital Photography and Photoshop.

Camp Details

Ages: 12 – 17
Hours: 9am – 5pm
Tuition: $1,195

Hardware + Software

Apple Computers
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Lightroom
DSLR Cameras*

Learning Outcomes

You’ll learn how to use your DSLR and optimize camera settings to develop professional photography skills.

What You Create

Each student will create their own unique photography portfolio.

*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.


Skills + Experience

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

Learn Photography

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.

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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 Student


Camp Overview

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

Sample Camp Day

8:00 am Drop-Off
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.

Tuition Includes

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.*

*Meals + Housing available at select locations >>

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The DMA Difference

Discover what sets us apart from the competition and why we're the best.

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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