Photography Summer Camps



Summer camp  2020 has been postpone.

Photography day camps held in Lafayette, CA and run by credentialed teacher and professional photographer Shelly Hamalian.  This camp is ideal for kids ages 8-17 who want to improve their photography skills in a small group setting with hands on experience. A $99 deposit is due now to hold your spot, full registration payment due May 1st, 2020. Camp is offered at 3 different levels: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced.

Times: $250 for half day options and $450 for full day options.


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BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY CAMP

This is for the student who is good at taking pics with their smartphone and wants to begin taking photos with a DSLR camera. Or you already take photos with a DSLR camera and want to get off "auto" mode. The goal will be to take photos no longer using "auto" mode. For more information click HERE

Schedules: June 1-6, June 22-26, July 13 -17

Full time: 9am - 4pm 

Part time: 9am - 1pm OR 12pm - 4pm

INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY CAMP

This is for the student who understands manual mode or who has completed Basic Photography Camp and wants to take his/her understanding to the next level and sharpen his/her technical and compositional skills. For more information click HERE

Schedules: June 8-12, June 29 - July 3, July 20-24

Full time: 9am - 4pm

Part time: 9am - 1pm OR 12pm - 4pm

ADVANCE PHOTOGRAPHY CAMP

This is for photographers who fully understand their gear, the basics of the technical & theoretical concepts of photography and would like to spend time working on creating a body of work, building a portfolio of images, using editing software, shooting on location at local parks & sporting venues if desired. For more information click HERE

Schedules: June 15-19, July 6-10, July 27 -31

Full time: 9am - 4pm

Part time: 9am - 1pm OR 12pm - 4pm


One on One coaching/mentoring

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Shelly can spend time coaching you on a 1:1 basis if you'd like to learn something new, work out the kinks in a particular area, or spend time focusing on a particular concept in detail.

Coaching is priced by the hour.

$100/hour


Levels and schedule

Camp is offered at 3 different levels: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced

Each level will be offered at three different times over the summer so you can take one, two or three sessions depending on your schedule and needs. Scroll down for more info on the levels offered.


SCHEDULE/DATES

Basic: June 1-6, June 22-26, July 13 -17

Intermediate: June 8-12, June 29 - July 3, July 20-24

Advanced: June 15-19, July 6-10, July 27 -31


TIMES:

Full time: 9am - 4pm

Part time: 9am - 1pm OR 12pm - 4pm


AGES

This camp is ideal for people ages: 8 - 17 yrs old (3rd to 12th grade)

Admission to camp is based on skill level and will be determined/agreed on before payment is made.

We will meet each day at Shelly's studio and campers will be given a mix of theory and practical assignments that fit their current photographic skill level. Participants will be given a workbook to use during their time here and materials that cater to their learning style. They will leave knowing a lot more than when they arrived; this will hopefully lead to a greater love of photography and usable skills they can apply immediately, creating beautiful photos, understanding their camera gear, editing software and off-camera flash/lighting.

Campers are responsible for bringing a smartphone or DSLR camera, a data card, owner's manual, a battery for their camera, a strap and a lunch. A snack will be provided for campers.


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Are you beginner, intermediate or advanced?

If after reading the above descriptions you still aren't sure which level of camp is best for your child, please talk to Shelly directly to figure it out.

She can be reached by email: shutterbug94549@gmail.com.