This class is designed for campers who may have some photography experience and would like to learn more in-depth techniques for both shooting and working in Adobe Photoshop. At the beginning of the summer, all campers will learn basic digital photography techniques, including: a review of the functions and settings of a digital camera, how to transfer photos to a computer and optimization of images in Adobe Photoshop for printing. While learning techniques to improve their images while shooting, campers will also gain detailed knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and how this program can be used to enhance their images. Campers will be given the chance to work on individualized projects for extended periods to develop their knowledge of photography as well as their personal photographic style. The class will focus on topics such as composition, perspective, and narrative in images. While no previous experience is necessary, this class is a great opportunity for campers with some basic photography experience to pursue more challenging subjects and techniques. Requirements: None, but campers are strongly encouraged to use their own digital cameras, preferably a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera.
In this class for younger campers, we will learn the basics of digital photography while exploring a broad range of subjects. Campers will begin by gaining knowledge the functions of digital cameras and learn how to improve their photographs by taking pictures with the guidance of counselors. They will learn how to transfer their files onto a computer and then how to use the basics of Adobe Photoshop to edit their images. Some Photoshop topics that will be explored include image correction, color manipulation, and some fun effects! The campers will learn how to make optimized images for high quality color prints, and with the help of staff will produce their own ink jet prints of some of their favorite photos. This class is a great opportunity for younger photographers to get experience in the many ways they can use photography! Requirements: None, but campers are encouraged to use their own digital cameras. Period: 1
In this class, campers will gain detailed knowledge of digital cameras and learn how to use the functions of their digital cameras and Adobe Photoshop to create strong and visually interesting photographs. Through a variety of projects, campers will explore different approaches to photography. Some topics may storytelling through images, abstraction, and use of color. Campers will become familiar with working with their images Adobe Photoshop and be able to optimize images for making high quality color prints on our inkjet printers. No previous experience is necessary for this class. Requirements: None, but campers are encouraged to use their own digital cameras.
Photojournalism uses images in order to tell a news story. In this class, campers will approach their photographs with the goal of communicating a story to the viewer. At the beginning of the summer, all campers will learn basic digital photography techniques, including: a review of the functions and settings of a digital camera, how to transfer photos to a computer and optimization of images in Adobe Photoshop for printing. Campers will then focus on learning to use their photography skills to communicate a story to the viewer purely through images. Some of the topics the class may cover include: narrative, objectivity, what makes an image have impact, and the photo essay. Campers will be encouraged to take pictures of events at CAAP as well as outside of camp. The class will work in conjunction with the OTT, and campers may take assignments for photographs from writers in the OTT, as well as working on their own projects. The class will publish a photojournalism section in the OTT once a week, showcasing their ongoing work and personal projects. Campers will also produce high quality inkjet prints of some of their best images. Requirements: None, but campers are strongly encouraged to use their own digital cameras, so they have the opportunity to shoot both in and outside of camp.