San Diego Summer Camp Photography Class for Kids

Introduce your children to the fun world of photography. During our week long camp we’ll talk about the basics of photography, play interactive games to work on social skills, and practice our new found photography skills on our studio dog.

This camp is specifically designed for kids aged 8-14 who want to explore their creative side. Together we will chat about the history of photography, the different types of photography genres, including still life, portraiture, landscape etc. We will also go over the technical aspects of photography and discuss the importance of understanding White Balance, ISO, Aperture and Shutter speed and how they all go hand in hand to create the perfect image.

Each day will include interactive lectures, hands on learning experience where they get to take their own images, and take home practice tasks to put their new skills to use.


Week 1: June 17-21, 2019

Week 2: August 5-9, 2019

Times: 8:30AM - 3:30PM daily (Thursday Exception: Half day field day)

Where: 6244 El Cajon Blvd #30, San Diego, CA 92115

Day Camp Price: $299/week

Other: Lunch is not provided - children need to bring their own lunch. A camera is not required, but if your kid has one they can bring that is great. We are a dog friendly studio and may have our studio dog in studio during camp, so please note any allergy implications your child might have.

Fun day at Mission Trails

Fun day at Mission Trails

Letting our creativity flow!

Letting our creativity flow!

Lesson Plan

  • What is photography?

  • How does White Balance affect the colors of your image?

  • Understanding the balance of ISO, Aperture and Shutter speed

  • What is the Rule of Thirds? Basic composition for a strong image.

  • Relevant photography terms.

  • Types of photography (still life vs landscape vs portraiture)

  • Gear - different camera types, lenses and lighting equipment


Our end of the summer showcase is a chance where all of the students get to come back to show off what they’ve learned and captured throughout the summer. With an art exhibit we encourage all of our kids to choose one of their favorite images they’ve taken either during camp or afterwards. Submit it prior to the showcase and we will print it out for them. At the art show they can then proudly display their favorite work of art to their family and friends.

Please complete separate purchases for multiple kids as each kid needs their own form filled out.

Photography Summer Camp
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