Explore Nature & Animals | Summer Camps
AGE: 8* – 12 Years Old *Campers MUST be 8 by Sept 1 in the year of camp.
TIME: 9am – 3pm (Mon-Fri) *Before & After Care Available (8:00am-5:30pm)
PREREQUISITES: Kids Camp 1
REQUIRED: Any camera with manual mode (*rentals available)
LOCATION: 25 E. Pearson St. (Loyola University)
Explore The Outdoors And Make Furry Friends!
Calling all nature and animal lovers! This camp will explore landscape, macro and pet photography while visiting some of Chicago’s most beautiful green spaces, including Millennium Park! In this camp, you’ll learn to creatively capture a broad range of subjects and scenic views!
“Camp was so much fun and I can take great pictures now!”
– GTA Photography Camper 2017
- Techniques for macro photography
- Controlling exposure for different scenes and subject matter
- Key settings to get sharper images with moving subjects
- Introduction to landscape photography and exciting field trips!
Types of Photography and Styles
From amazing landscapes to getting up close and personal with animals, learn to capture the perfect shot. Discover techniques and styles such as macro photography, rules of exposure, capturing high-speed motion and more!
Interacting With Nature and Animals
How you interact with your surroundings is very important to capturing the perfect photo! Get a chance to work with a variety of animals and we’ll show you how to capture the right moment.
How to Create Sharp Images
Getting a sharp image can be difficult when capturing a beautiful landscape or an active puppy! Learn key settings and techniques that will help avoid blurry images.
Sample Day Agenda
Before care starts at 8:00am
|9:00 am||Warm up game|
|9:15 am||Photography Lesson
Learn & Practice
|10:30 am||Demos & Hands on Practice
Apply what you’ve learned
|12:00 pm||Lunch Break
Bring your own or buy lunch at a local spot
|1:00 pm||Field Trip
Visit exciting local spots and take incredible photos and videos
|2:45 pm||Arrive back at camp|
|2:45 pm||Cool Down Game|
|3:00 pm||Student Pick-up
After care until 5:30pm*
*There will be no camp sessions running on July 3, 2020* In lieu of Independence Day