Photography Summer Intensives

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Advanced Photography - 3wk

Overview:

SOCAPA offers one, two and three week summer programs in digital photography and/or traditional 35mm darkroom with a strong emphasis on aesthetics and portfolio development. Students take classes in studio and portrait photography, photojournalism, documentary, fine art photography, Photoshop, Lightroom, and web publishing. When applying to the program, students must choose one of our three intensive workshops: our Digital Photography Workshop, our 35mm Darkroom & Digital Photography Workshop, or our Advanced Photography Workshop. In addition to creating their own web portfolios, students in our three-week programs leave with a professionally bound portfolio of 8x10 prints, perfect for college admissions and job interviews, or to share with friends and family.

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Photography Overview

Digital Photography Boot Camp, 1wk

In the one-week digital photography course, students are introduced to the technical workings of their cameras, learn to manipulate their work in Lightroom, and gain a more critical eye for composition. Students put their in-class instruction into immediate practice, exploring area attractions through the lenses of their cameras. Over the week, students learn to think about framing, lighting and the way emotions and stories can be portrayed through a photograph.

Course details:

  • Offered in New York City, Vermont & Los Angeles
  • Length: One Week
  • Projects: The Cartier Bresson

Course is good for:

  • Beginner to Intermediate
  • Ages 13-18

Core Digital Photography, 2 & 3wk

Students learn to think about framing, composition, lighting and the way emotions and stories can be portrayed through a photograph. Photographers learn technical skills in editing and studio lighting, as well as techniques for working with subjects. Much of their time is spent practicing their skills in the field through a variety of assignments, with the goal of capturing the unique people and places that make up a city.

Course details:

  • Offered in New York City, Los Angeles & Vermont
  • Length: Two or Three Weeks
  • Projects: The Cartier Bresson, The Hurrell, The Sherman, The Cameron, Movie Posters (3wk Only)

Course is good for:

  • Beginner to Advanced
  • Ages 13-19

Core Digital and Darkroom, 2 & 3wk

The D&D course provides students hands-on time with both a digital and a 35mm camera. In addition to learning the technical workings of both of their cameras, students are introduced to Lightroom and Photoshop, learn studio lighting, and spend 8-10 hours a week in the darkroom learning to develop film and print negatives. In this course students take regular field trips, or photo safaris, around Burlington, Vermont or New York City, documenting their excursions with an artistic eye.

Course details:

  • Offered in New York City, & Vermont
  • Length: Two or Three Weeks
  • Projects: The Cartier Bresson, The Hurrell, The Sherman, The Cameron, Movie Posters (3wk Only)

Course is good for:

  • Beginner to Advanced
  • Ages 13-19

Advanced Photography, 2 & 3wk

Students are given guidance and structured time to delve into an independent project of their choosing which showcases their individual outlook, aesthetic, and artistic vision. Students also learn to photograph groups, practicing the art of directing individuals and gaining further knowledge of natural and studio lighting.

Course details:

  • Offered in New York City & Vermont
  • Length: Two or Three Weeks
  • Projects: Independent Project, The Leibovitz, The Crewdson

Course is good for:

  • Students who have completed a two or three week SOCAPA Photography course, or an equivalent program.
  • By Portfolio Application
  • Ages 13-19

Photography Faculty

SOCAPA offers small classes and an accomplished teaching staff comprised of industry professionals

Photo Slideshows

VT Photo Leibovitz & Crewdson Slideshow - SOCAPA Photo Slideshow, Vermont Campus VTS4 Crewdson Slideshow - Photo A - SOCAPA Photo Slideshow, Vermont Campus VTS1 3wk Slideshow - SOCAPA Photo Slideshow, Vermont Campus Three week New York City Photography Camp Slideshow Three week Vermont Photography Camp Slideshow
Photography Overview