Photography Camp

The West Goshen Park and Recreation Department partners with The Photography Workshop for a photography camp for children 9 through 16 years old at Coopersmith Park from June 19, 2017 through June 23, 2017 between 12:30 PM and 3:30 PM.  Cost of the workshop is $300 per child.

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This camp will focus on the basics of photography. Participants will learn the basics that every photographer needs to know to capture great images. Including how to use a DSLR camera and rules of composition. Then we allow every child to explore their creative side and capture their unique perspectives that only kids seem to find and that we adults only wish we could. At the end of the camp each child will come away with the confidence to capture the world with their photographs in a meaningful and beautify way.  Daily activities are fun and designed to teach different aspect of photography.

For the last hour of the last day of camp, your children will host an Open Gallery and awards will be handed out. During this open gallery every camper will have several of their top images printed and on display. We encourage parents, family and friends to attend the open gallery to honor your child’s achievements. Light refreshments will be served.

The Photography Workshop will provide DSLR cameras for the campers to use during camp. Several campers will share our DSLR cameras. However, if your child already has a DSLR camera we encourage them to use it. Or you may also rent a DSLR camera from or other companies if you wish for your child to have their own camera to use and practice with both during and after camp.   Additionally, during the last day of each week we will teach campers how to use their Smart Phone / iPhone camera to get great images.

Focus Subjects/Topics for this campSummer Fun, Action/Sports and Nature/Landscape photography.

Summer Fun:  Summer fun is all about creative photography.  Throughout this session your child will have the opportunity to show their amazing creativity as they work their way through several challenging, yet fun, photography projects. Each project is designed to teach various technical aspects of photography while allowing your child to express themselves individually as artist. Every camper will grow artistically and as a person by learning how others see the world around them.

Action/Sports:  One of the most popular subjects to photography is sport and action.  It also happens to be one of the most challenging of things to photography. Many sports take place on large fields, where a photographer will have limited ability to get close to their subject. Couple that fact with a lack of control over lighting, and sports of any level can be a huge challenge to photography.

There is a lot that goes into making those great shots that you see on those magazine covers. The biggest obstacles most beginners seem to have with sports is stopping the action. Motion blur, caused by using too slow a shutter speed, frustrates many new sports photographers. After shutter speed, we need to figure out what f/ stop to use, what ISO to use and what lens to use.

We will help your child overcome these obstacles by teaching them the secrets that professional sports magazine photographers use to capture those great cover shots. Your child will learn skills they can then apply to taking great shots of those football game interceptions, baseball homeruns, soccer goalie saves, as well as motor cross burnouts, snowboarding and skateboarding tricks. (Note: Campers will not be participating in these activities, simply learning how to photography them through examples.

Nature/Landscapes:  Landscape photography shows spaces within the world, sometimes vast and unending, but other times microscopic. Landscape photographs typically capture the presence of nature but can also focus on man-made features or disturbances of landscapes

Landscape photography is done for a variety of reasons. Perhaps the most common is to recall a personal observation or experience while in the outdoors, especially when traveling. Others pursue it particularly as an outdoor lifestyle, to be involved with nature and the elements, some as an escape from the artificial world.

Many landscape photographs show little or no human activity and are created in the pursuit of a pure, unsullied depiction of nature, devoid of human influence—instead featuring subjects such as strongly defined landforms, weather, and ambient light. As with most forms of art, the definition of a landscape photograph is broad, and may include rural or urban settings, industrial areas, and nature photography.

Fore more information about this Photography Camp, visit the website for The Photography Workshop.