Street and Documentary | Ottawa Summer Camps
AGE: 13 – 17 Years Old
TIME: 9am – 3pm (Mon – Fri) *Before and After Care Available (8:30am-5:30pm)
PREREQUISITES: Teen Camp 1 or equivalent
REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS: Any camera with manual mode (*rentals available)
LOCATION: 100 Laurier Ave. E. (University of Ottawa)
Introduction To Photojournalism
Street and documentary photography is all about telling a story through images and requires photographers to train their eye to see something special in everyday scenes. This camp will teach teens important techniques so they can effectively communicate the moments and stories they see unfolding in front of them. Campers will get a chance to take photos at amazing locations around downtown Ottawa, including University of Ottawa campus, Parliament Hill, Rideau Canal, City Hall, Confederation Park and various special events happening all summer long!
“This was so fun! I learned so much and I am excited to go out and try what I learned!”
– Holly | GTA Photography Camper 2017
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- Introduction to visual storytelling and photojournalism
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- How to use camera accessories (flashes, different types of lenses, tripod, etc.)
- Effectively capturing a wide range of subject matter
- Exploring a few National Historic Sites of Canada through photography
This camp is focused on the idea of creating a photo essay by covering the components of visual storytelling. Teens will get the opportunity to visit some cool locations and events and will work in a series to truly capture what they see.
People, Places and Events
Documentary includes a wide variety of photography: sports, wedding and street photography are all some examples. This camp will cover all the basics to make sure teens are prepared to capture a broad range of subject matter.
Lenses, flashes and when to use tripod are all questions that will be covered in this camp. We’ll talk about what lenses are useful for specific scenes and subject matter and will also go over a basic intro to flash.
Introduction To Photojournalism
Images can effectively help tell the story without the use of words or audio. Photographers play a very important role in journalism because “pictures are worth a thousand words”. We’ll show campers how to effectively convey a message and tell viewers what’s happening through photojournalism.
Sample Day @ GTA Photography Summer Camps
Before care starts as early as 8:30am*
|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*
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* We have limited spots in our summer camps. Register Early to secure your desired session *
*There will be no camp sessions running on Statutory Holidays (Canada Day: Monday, July 2, 2018 – Civic Holiday: Monday, August 6, 2018)