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Intro to Digital Photography & Photoshop

One-Week Course | Ages 12-18

Intro to Digital Photography & Photoshop

One-Week Course | Ages 12-18

Compose, Shoot, and Edit Digital Photographs

Every image we see in media today is created using digital photography and image editing software. Whether students are considering a graphic design career or curious about how it all works this course will give them a deep dive into the fundamentals.

Students will 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 developing 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.

Receive up to 12 months of Adobe Creative Cloud by registering today ($600 Value). Students in this course will also recieve a Take-Home Slik U8000 Tripod.

Staff Ratio: 12:1
Hardware + Software: Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop + DSLR Cameras, Slik U8000 Tripod (Take-Home Item)

Ages: Students 12-18
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Staff Ratio: 12:1
Hardware + Software: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom + DSLR Cameras, and Slik U8000 Tripod (Take-Home Item)

Ages: Students 12-18
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Each student is required to bring their own DSLR camera.

Course Information

Get ready for a fun and impactful educational experience through project-based learning

What Students Learn

  • The 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

  • 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 work

About Photography and Design Courses

In our photography and design 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! Explore more photography and filmmaking courses. Explore more design courses.

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.

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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.

08:30am
Check-in and drop off
09:00am
Hands-on STEM Instruction
10:30am
Morning Break
11:00am
Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00pm
Lunch Break
1:00pm
Back to the Classroom
2:30pm
Afternoon Break
3:00pm
Continued Classroom Time
4:30pm
Pick-up Begins
5:00pm
Pick-up Ends
5:00pm
Extended Day Begins

Tuition Includes

  Personalized Feedback + Student Achievement Report

  Diploma or Certificate of Completion

  Full Adobe Creative Cloud license for up to 12 months

  Unlimited Google Apps and Email Account

  Low staff to student ratios

  Take home select technology hardware

  Alumni Club Benefits

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.

 

Reserving your student’s space today is hassle-free. If plans change you have until February 2020 to receive a full refund!

 

 

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 $95/week at select locations.

Overnight Housing

Stay in the dorms and eat on-campus, Sunday through Friday. Overnight Housing starts at $695/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 $380/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.

Intro to Digital Photography & Photoshop

Why Digital Media Academy?

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

The Best Staff

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

A 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, while fostering teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

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