A brand new Summer camp for teens has arrived in Chicago, Illinois!
While many camps aim to please creative toddler with fun crafts, GTA Photography Camps’ summer program, Teen Camp 1, is focused on teaching teens and youth lifelong Photography skills.
A question many parents ask is “what exactly are the camp activities?” We’re more than happy to give you a glimpse into our summer programming using photographs taken by GTA Photography Camps alumni. But try to keep at least some of it as a surprise to your teen 🙂
Freezing & Blurring Action
This is one of the most exciting and mind-blowing things teens will learn in our summer day camps. They’ll learn how to adjust their shutter speed to both blur, then freeze motion. All the while our camp staff are very sacrificial when it comes to hitting this skill home. Let’s just say they’ve all taken their share of water balloon hits.
It’s become very clear to us after years or running these Photography summer camps that teens just have a creative intuition. They capture completely unique and unexpected photographs, and we push them to do so. Creative projects like photographing reflections and the abstract photo challenge allow them to really delve into their imagination and capture something totally weird and awesome!
Panning & Zooming
Once we’ve got the basics down, these creative teens will learn how to take their technical skills to the next level, experimenting with such techniques as panning and zooming. It’s definitely worth noting that these techniques are not a breeze to learn, but each year we see stunning uses of both of these skills.
Awesome Field Trips
These Teens will adventure through some of Chicago’s hottest photography destinations, like Navy Pier, Magnificent Mile & the hidden gems at the Oak Street Beach. Each daily field trip will push them to practice the skills they’ve learned that day while keeping their eyes open for interesting photographic opportunities.