The New York Film Academy will be conducting all after-school and weekend camps online for 2020. To view all camps and workshops offered, please click here. We are looking forward to providing a wonderful online experience for all of you.

Online Summer Camps: Photography for Teens

Application and payment deadline is at 4:00 p.m. EST the Thursday before the start of the program. Individuals who apply and/or pay past the deadline may be admitted on a case by case basis but may also experience a delay in receiving the necessary information to join the first class.

Camp Durations

  • 1-Week
  • 3-Week
  • 4-Week

Camp Schedules

  • Classes are scheduled daily, Monday-Friday.
  • Students meet 4-hours per day at 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • You have the option to enroll in classes starting 10 a.m. Eastern Time or Pacific Time (both start time options are available through the application).

Requirements

  • A DSLR camera and lens (any focal length), or point and shoot (with fixed lens) that has manual controls
  • Adobe Lightroom Classic (available for $10 per month)
  • Computer

1-Week Teen Photography Camp – Online

  • Tuition: $650 (USD)
  • Camp Hours: 10 sessions, total 20 hours
  • Campers will leave the program with:
    • Basic understanding of archiving, and organizing image files
    • Understanding of image processing.
    • Camera operation and elements of exposure
    • Small portfolio/story

The 1-Week Photography Camps for teens is an intensive exploration of still photography in the digital age. Summer campers receive instruction and experience with the tools necessary to research, compose, capture, and refine digital photographic projects. We encourage our students to be creative and to think of each project as a concise statement of artistic, documentary, journalistic, or commercial intent. Campers will learn professional techniques online, are guided to photograph a variety of subjects, and learn to use industry-standard digital imaging software.

Classes include lectures and demonstrations from professional photographers to enrich campers’ experience Students will present their work in class, creating a body of photographs of which they can be proud.

Class Descriptions

Imaging – Students will learn Lightroom basics, including the library and develop modules.

Photo 1 – Camera basics, elements of exposure, and composition rules will be explored. 

Vision and Style – Trying on several shooting styles, students will create a small portfolio. 

Photo Games – Students will explore different shooting ideas in a fun and fast paced environment.

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3-Week Teen Photography Camp – Online

  • Tuition: $1,800 (USD)
  • Camp Hours: 30 sessions, total 60 hours
  • Campers will leave the program with:
    • Basic understanding of archiving, and organizing image files
    • Understanding of image processing.
    • Camera operation and elements of exposure
    • Exploring different genres of photography to create a small portfolio/story for each

NYFA’s 3-Week Online Photography Summer Camp is a comprehensive exploration of digital photography for any teen with a passion for photography. Throughout the three-week camp, teens will be completely immersed in the theory of photography and have ample opportunities to practice their skills.

Photography campers develop the skills necessary to research, compose, and capture digital photographic projects in an online course. Students are encouraged to be creative, but are also taught to think of each project as a concise statement of artistic, documentary, and/or journalistic intent. They expand their repertoire of techniques with light and shadow as they work with found sources in the home, as well as outside.

Each week students will explore a different genre of photography, these may include; documentary, photojournalism, and iphoneography.

No significant prior experience in photography is assumed. The camp brings everyone to the same level very quickly, beginning with the fundamentals and filling the inevitable gaps in the understanding of those who have some experience.

Class Descriptions

Imaging – Students will learn Lightroom, including the library, develop and web modules.

Photo 1 – Camera basics, elements of exposure, and composition rules will be explored. Each week will explore a different genre of photography, week 1 camera basics, week 2 documentary, week 3 iphoneography.

Vision and Style – Trying on several shooting styles, students will create a portfolio for each genre explored.

Photo Games – Students will explore different shooting ideas in a fun and fast paced environment.

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4-Week Teen Photography Camp – Online

  • Tuition: $2,400 (USD)
  • Camp Hours: 40 sessions, total 80 hours
  • Campers will leave the program with:
    • Basic understanding of archiving, and organizing image files
    • Understanding of image processing.
    • Camera operation and elements of exposure
    • Each week campers will explore a different genre on photography, including iphoneography, documentary, portraiture/self portraits, and still life
    • Campers will create a small portfolio/story for each genre

NYFA’s 4-Week Online Photography Summer Camp is a comprehensive exploration of digital photography for any teen with a passion for photography. Throughout the three-week camp, teens will be completely immersed in the theory of photography and have ample opportunities to practice their skills.

Photography campers develop the skills necessary to research, compose, and capture digital photographic projects in an online course. Students are encouraged to be creative, but are also taught to think of each project as a concise statement of artistic, documentary, and/or journalistic intent. They expand their repertoire of techniques with light and shadow as they work with found sources in the home, as well as outside.

Each week students will explore a different genre of photography, these may include; documentary, photojournalism, and iphoneography

No significant prior experience in photography is assumed. The camp brings everyone to the same level very quickly, beginning with the fundamentals and filling the inevitable gaps in the understanding of those who have some experience.

Class Descriptions

Vision and Style:​This course teaches students critical thinking skills, the visual language of photography, and pushes them to explore their personal interests in photography as they conceptualize, execute, refine, and critique. Students define and develop a personal, iconic visual style and specific area of interest, studying master bodies of work across many photographic genres. The primary focus is on still photography. Students become familiar with principles of composition, color, editing, sequencing and presentation through writing, journaling, research and photographic assignments. Students gain the level of self-awareness necessary to understand the most important origins of their ideas, and start to conceive how their work fits into the context of current photography practices and attitudes.

Digital Imaging – Digital photography gives us the ability to manipulate images in ways that were never possible with film. Lightroom, and other applications will be used to explore digital imaging, and to create the best images possible.

Class time will be spent downloading and adjusting images taken. Lab activities will also include various technical demonstrations by the instructor followed by working on images using the techniques demonstrated.

Assignments may include: Image correction by using various levels and channels to adjust shadows and lights and color, converting RAW files to jpegs, and adjusting or manipulating images using layers and filters.

Photo 1 – ​Photo I is the technical core of the curriculum, encompassing lecture, demonstration, shooting assignments, and critique. Students learn the mechanics of cameras and lenses and the components of exposure. Students are taught to be aware of the unique characteristics that light can take: direct, diffused, reflected, tempered by atmosphere. In this course, students begin to learn the modern digital SLR. Every technique is practiced through individual assignments, which are critiqued by faculty and peers. Emphasis is placed on: developing practical technical skills at handling modern digital SLR cameras, and the ability to produce accurate exposures under a range of real world and artificial lighting conditions; developing a working ability to recognize and create dramatic exposures using natural and found lighting; and understanding the practical application of the components of exposure (sensitivity, aperture, shutter speed) under a wide variety of shooting

Photo Games – This class will meet once a week for an exciting variety of activities, this may include zoom fashion shoots with peers, online group shoots fostering creativity, photo scavenger hunts, and the like…

Gallery Tour – The course is a great opportunity to learn about current and historical photographic work that has been made. Helping students to see and learn where their own imagery might fit into the world at large.

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