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Photography Academy

Teen Two-Week Camp  Ages 12-17

Build Your Photography Portfolio

Taught by instructors with extensive expertise, this field-based experience shares key DSLR photography and editing techniques. Master manual camera settings, then maximize the impact of your art with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. You’ll work on exciting and challenging projects to add to your photography portfolio.

Week 1, Digital Photography & PhotoshopWith instructor guidance you’ll learn how to consistently produce superior quality images with a DSLR camera using aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings. You’ll then be introduced to Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

Week 2, Advanced Digital PhotographyThis week will focus on mentorship and a deeper dive into the professional world of a photographer. Students will work on challenging real-world projects that professional photographers encounter and leave camp with an impressive and vibrant portfolio.

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

Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Teen Academy (Two-Weeks)

Staff Ratio: 12:1
Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: Full Day, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Teen Academy (2 Weeks)
Hardware + Software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom



No prior experience required, however students must bring their own DSLR camera and full sized tripod.

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 settings.
• 
Optimize exposure, shutter speed, and aperture settings to take the perfect shot.
• 
Learn a professional photo editing workflow using Adobe Lightroom.
• Learn the fundamentals of image compositing in Adobe Photoshop.
• 
Discover portrait, landscape, and action photography in different lighting environments.

What Students Create

• A polished photography portfolio with your own personally edited photos.

More About This Course

In our Film + Photography courses, highly qualified instructors work with students to make their creative ideas a reality and capture vibrant digital images and footage. Our Photography Academy is ideal for students wanting to explore the world of professional DSLR photography, improve their editing skills using industry software, and polish their portfolios to show to friends, family, schools or potential clients.

The Academy Experience: Our Academies are pairings of two complementary courses, designed to accelerate student proficiency and knowledge in each of our course categories. From week one to week two, students take a deeper dive into the topic, expanding upon their new skills and creating more advanced projects.

In our Film + Photography courses, highly qualified instructors work with students to make their creative ideas a reality and capture vibrant digital images and footage. Our Photography Academy is ideal for students wanting to explore the world of professional DSLR photography, improve their editing skills using industry software, and polish their portfolios to show to friends, family, schools or potential clients.

What Students Learn

• Learn how to use Manual DSLR camera settings.
• 
Optimize exposure, shutter speed, and aperture settings to take the perfect shot.
• 
Learn a professional photo editing workflow using Adobe Lightroom.
• Learn the fundamentals of image compositing in Adobe Photoshop.
• 
Discover portrait, landscape, and action photography in different lighting environments.

What Students Create

• A polished photography portfolio with your own personally edited photos.

The Academy Experience

Our Academies are pairings of two complementary courses, designed to accelerate student proficiency and knowledge in each of our course categories. From week one to week two, students take a deeper dive into the topic, expanding upon their new skills and creating more advanced projects.

What Students Learn

• Learn how to use Manual DSLR camera settings.
• 
Optimize exposure, shutter speed, and aperture settings to take the perfect shot.
• 
Learn a professional photo editing workflow using Adobe Lightroom.
• Learn the fundamentals of image compositing in Adobe Photoshop.
• 
Discover portrait, landscape, and action photography in different lighting environments.

What Students Create

• A polished photography portfolio with your own personally edited photos.

The Academy Experience

Our Academies are pairings of two complementary courses, designed to accelerate student proficiency and knowledge in each of our course categories. From week one to week two, students take a deeper dive into the topic, expanding upon their new skills and creating more advanced projects.

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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

“DMA was so much fun this summer! This was my second summer at DMA and i’ll be sure to come back next year! Thanks DMA!”

Calisa S.
Photography Academy

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 a camera both weeks?

Yes. Due to the hands-on nature of this academy, students will need their own DSLR camera and full-size tripod for the full two weeks. We recommend Canon DSLR cameras.

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