Fine Art & Film
AGE: 13 – 17 Years Old
TIME: 9am – 3pm (Mon – Fri) *Before & After Care Available (8:00am-5:30pm)
PREREQUISITES: Teen Camp 1 or equivalent teen program. *Kids camps do not qualify
REQUIRED: Any camera with manual mode (*rentals available) + $50 Materials Fee [Film cameras, Film & Development Provided]
LOCATION: 100 Laurier Ave E. (University of Ottawa)
Conceptual Photography & Film Photography
Create artistic images using digital and film cameras! In this program, students will discover photography as a tool for creative expression and visit contemporary art galleries for inspiration! Students will have the opportunity to experiment with 35 mm film cameras (provided) and be able to review their negatives as scans. At the end of the week, favourite shots will be printed for keepsake and exhibited in a gallery form at our exhibit!
“The camps are amazing. My son has learned so much at camp and had a wonderful time!!”
– Melissa McCrae | GTA Photography Camps Parent
- Basics concepts and rules of photography
- Learn all the controls to be able to shoot in manual mode
- Composition guidelines and techniques
- Creative techniques such as freezing motion, panning, zooming and more
- Hands on practice during our shooting field trips
- How to maintain your camera
Learning to shoot in full manual mode is so important to becoming a great photographer. Gaining full control over the camera means teens can create images exactly how they see them. In this camp, we teach campers everything they need to know about aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Teens will say goodbye to auto mode forever by learning how to become a master of their cameras and light meters.
The visual and creative side to photography is just as important as the technical. In this section of camp, teens will be introduced to some key rules of composition so they can create visually stunning images that have that “wow” factor!
Receiving feedback on your work is always a great way to grow as an artist. Teens will have the opportunity to participate in a critique by sharing their top images from the week with their fellow peers and knowledgeable instructor. They’ll also get to practice giving feedback to others using the technical and compositional terminology they’ve used learned all week.
We understand that new concepts don’t really stick unless you use them so that’s why we’ve integrated lots of great hands-on photography activities into this program. Everyday campers will have the chance to shoot and practice by doing things like freezing water balloons or visiting iconic landmarks around the city on our daily field trips!
Sample Day Agenda
Before care starts at 8:00am
|9:00 am||Welcome Icebreakers|
|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 our Studio|
|2:45 pm||Lesson Wrap Up|
After care until 5:30pm*
*There will be no camp sessions running on Statutory Holidays (Canada Day: Wed, July 1, 2020 and Civic Holiday: Monday, Aug 3, 2020)