Digital photography, studio skills, nature photography, beginning photo…see the world through a lens and let our expert photographers liberate your creativity through technique. Dive into the darkroom, build your own camera and experience the joy of “old school” photography. Or, master the latest technological advances as you snap digital memories of your summer, push visual boundaries and capture a moment forever.
[box type=”shadow”]For digital photography classes, students will need a functioning digital camera, USB cable, memory card and fresh batteries. CRCAP has a limited number of cameras available for those unable to provide their own. Please contact office for details.[/box]
PINHOLE CAMERA: (Limit 10) Ever wonder how a camera works? In pinhole photography we not only learn how cameras work but we build our own functioning cameras! We take you into the darkroom and build off the raw basics of photography. Using common household and found materials, we build pinhole cameras and use photo chemicals to develop paper negatives, producing silver gelatin prints. Discover not only the hands-on art of “old school” film developing but also the core principles of photographic experimentation. (period 1)
EXPERIMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY: Ages 10+ (Limit 10) Do you love the darkroom? Are you tired of using the same old camera? Now is your chance to discover a wider world of photography! Learn to use all the different kinds of cameras that the pros use and strengthen your darkroom skills at the same time. (period 2)
PHOTO JOURNALISM: (Limit 10) A picture is worth a thousand words, so let’s tell a story!! Working in partnership with the Daily Double, kids will take pictures relating to camp news that will then be published for the whole camp to see and enjoy! We will work not only on candid photography but also on titling and captioning our photos. Photojournalists will work both on individual exhibitions and group projects. Photo experience is great, but not necessary! (period 2)
DIGITAL DARKROOM: (Limit 12) Using your own digital camera and the latest in computer editing software, document the evolution and emotion of life at CRCAP. Assembling the work into stunning digital slideshows, discover where art and commentary journalism meet head-to-head and walk into the sunset together whistling. Most of the projects are student-derived through group brainstorming sessions; collaboration is highly encouraged. No previous photography experience necessary: perfect for beginning and intermediate photographers. (period 3)
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY: Ages 12-15 (Limit 10) This offering is geared toward the student who has already taken a wet photography class at school or in another formal setting. We will re-introduce darkroom principals and learn more advanced print developing techniques. We develop our own negatives and work toward creating a stunning, cohesive collection of prints to exhibit on Festival Day and take home to melt the minds of unsuspecting friends and family. Students must bring their own 35mm SLR film camera with film. (period 5)
STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY: Ages 12-15 (Limit 8) Experiment with light and light modifiers to digitally photograph people and objects in the studio. Learn the ins and outs of professional digital photography. In this class, shutterbugs will see their friends in a whole new light. (period 6)