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.

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

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Course Information

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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.

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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Learn more about Intro to Digital Photography & Photoshop by taking an in-depth look at the syllabus for this course.

Our project-based approach to learning sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork as students seek solutions to real-world problems. Do you have additional questions about selecting the perfect course? Contact our friendly Academic Advisors.

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If camp is canceled due to COVID-19 you’ll receive full credit for Summer 2021. Terms.
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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 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

Passionate 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 are experienced and trained to provide a learning environment that is safe and ideal for learning.