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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Learn everything you need to know about Digital Photography and Photoshop.
Ages: 12 – 17
Hours: 9am – 5pm
Hardware + Software
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.
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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DMA summer is in full swing but we still have room - even in some of our most popular courses! See a course you like but don't see any room online? Ask us! In order to prevent over-booking, we close online registration 5 days before the start of camp. Send us an email, chat with us live on site, or call a Camp Advisor at (866) 656-3342 to inquire about adding your ideal camp to your summer itinerary!
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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.
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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
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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