Ages 8 – 14
Do you have a natural ability to “capture the moment” with a camera? Let’s take that and apply it to the complete picture-making process in a week-long workshop. We will take trips to scenic locations around the area to photograph landscapes, people, and nature while getting comfortable with settings of the camera and practicing compositional techniques. Guest photographers will share their image-making process, and campers will be encouraged to find their own unique style and vision. Towards the end of the week, we will develop our negatives in a darkroom to create a beautiful black and white archival print. Although the workshop is primarily digital, students will get to experience the physical act of bringing their vision to life by watching an image magically “appear” on paper. We will learn how to talk about our work constructively with reference to intention and technique in a fun group discussion, followed by a show to display what we’ve created throughout the week. This workshop is all about appreciating how differently we all see the world, through experiences that extend beyond the camera lens.
Required: Digital Camera (either SLR or point and shoot) with memory card and battery charger.
Dates: July 29-August 2
About the instructor:
Ariel Bobson is a rising photographer and proud alumni of WDS. She attends School of Visual Arts and is enjoying almost every minute of getting a BFA in photography. She strongly values using artistic exploration as a teaching tool in order to introduce interpersonal, societal and analytical skills during crucial years of development. She has experience as a teacher, tutor, swim instructor, lifeguard, and perpetual babysitter. She is coming up on her sixth summer as a Summer Adventure counselor.