Photo BootCamp

 
1 Week
Ages 13-18
New York | Los Angeles | Vermont
 
 

The One Week Photography Boot Camp is the perfect introduction to street and studio photography when precious summer time is limited. From day one, students will have a camera in hand, completing a variety of photography projects in the studio and on the street. Shortly thereafter, students will move either to the computer lab to learn the basics of photo retouching in Adobe Lightroom and to build a professional online portfolio of their work, or to the darkroom to learn the process of developing film and creating prints.

Digital or 35mm
Digital

With a focus on digital photography, students begin their week with an in-depth lesson on the workings of their digital camera. From there, students move quickly out of the classroom and into the field on Photo Safaris. Instructors take the students on field trips to interesting areas of the city where they will complete a variety of photography assignments, including landscapes and street portraits. The program culminates in learning professional photo re-touching in Adobe Lightroom.


35mm

With a focus on 35mm photography, students begin their week with an in-depth lesson on the workings of their 35mm camera and how to expose for film. From there, students move quickly out of the classroom and into the field on Photo Safaris. Instructors take the students on field trips to interesting areas of the city where they will complete a variety of photography assignments, including landscapes and street portraits. Students will then move into the darkroom for a lesson in develping and printing their 35mm photographs. Throughout the week, students will continue to alternate between shooting and developing their photographs.


Studio Photography

Students will learn basic studio photography techniques and studio lighting through workshops and open studio time when students have the opportunity to create interesting portraits of their classmates.


Photo Slideshow New York thumbnail
1wk Photo Slideshow Vermont thumbnail
Photo Slideshow Los Angeles thumbnail
Photo Slideshow Manhattan thumbnail
See More Photo Slideshows
Cartier-Bresson Project

Guided by lessons on composition, street photography and techniques for safely and confidently approaching subjects, students will take to the streets, capturing candid portraits, human interactions, architectural street scenes, and urban details. This assignment takes its name from Henri Cartier-Bresson, an early 20th century master of street photography and father of photojournalism, who coined the expression the "decisive moment." Practice of the "decisive moment" encourages students to capture that fleeting creative instant in which everything in the frame comes together to create the best possible image. Through this exercise, students will build an awareness of framing, light, color, form, line, and pattern and will learn to make a multitude of aesthetic choices, to create technically strong compositions.


Campuses
Los Angeles, CA

Students in the Los Angeles program enjoy the advantages of being in the heart of the entertainment capital of the world. Chosen as home base by the film industry because of its nonstop sunshine and beautiful scenery, Hollywood has become synonymous with making movies.

More about LA
New York City, NY

SOCAPA New York City is centered around two neighboring campuses, one in downtown Manhattan at our Pace University campus in the South Street Seaport area, and the other in downtown Brooklyn at New York University’s Metrotech Campus.

More about NYC
Burlington, VT

SOCAPA Vermont is hosted at Champlain College, situated in the picturesque city of Burlington, Vermont. Champlain's campus is perched in the historic Hill Section, overlooking the breathtaking Lake Champlain and the surrounding Adirondack Mountains.

More about VT
 
Drop us a line

If you have any questions, please send us a message. We will contact you ASAP.




TOLL FREE USA: 1.800.718.2787

LOCAL NY + NON-USA: 646.828-3558

[email protected]




Ask a Question

First Name:
Last Name:
Email:
Student Age:
Program(s) of Interest:
Film
Acting
Photography
Music
Dance
MTB(bike/film)
Location(s) of Interest:
New York
Vermont
Los Angeles
Question

Receive email updates and promotions

 
DATES

New York City Campus

Burlington, VT

Los Angeles, CA