Summer camps for 2021 are currently being planned for both in-person and online options. However, due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, NYFA will be unable to offer housing for in-person teen camps. Families will need to secure their own housing for campers and provide any necessary off-campus supervision, if traveling to a NYFA teen summer camp from another city, state or country. All after-school and weekend camps will be conducted online, until further notice. To view all camps and workshops offered, please click here.

Teen Photography Summer Camps


We are now accepting applications for online After-School and Weekend Workshops. Click here to learn more.


At a time when anyone with a smartphone can be called a “photographer,” NYFA’s photography camps are focused on shaping the next generation of photographers to not simply be “good,” but to become truly extraordinary in an increasingly crowded field.

Students in the photography summer camps work with a network of professional photographers, industry professionals, and their fellow classmates to obtain new ways of looking at the same image while learning a wide variety of technical and artistic approaches.

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From the first day of the camp, students will be behind the camera, learning the craft of photography through a combination of in-class instruction, faculty-supervised workshops, and individual course assignments. Over the course of the camp, students will become familiar with and learn how to shoot in the many genres of photography, including Fine Art Photography, Photojournalism, Commercial Photography, and much more.

The main goal of the camp is to train students to shoot and film images at a professional level. This means that students learn how to execute an assignment quickly and effectively, developing their own style of seeing and shooting the world that makes each image they take instantly recognizable as their own. To help them develop their own original voice, students study under our faculty of professional photographers who remain active in the field, shooting in the many different genres of photography.


The photography summer camps at NYFA prepare emerging photographers for a future in the field and trains them to shoot photography at a professional level, providing them with a fun and challenging environment in which to grow as artists.

All Photography Summer Camp students are required to bring with them to camp a digital camera with manual exposure control.

Interested in learning more about NYFA’s unique Photography Summer Camps? Click here to learn more about the application process.

If you need assistance, please contact us immediately at or call us at +1 212-674-4300 (New York), +1 818-333-3558 (Los Angeles), or +1 305-534-6009 (South Beach) so we can assist you.

Please note that curriculum, dates, and prices are subject to change.