Part 1: Photo Foundations
CAMPERS! WELCOME TO CAMP CANON!
Get ready for a fun, action-packed photography camp. We’re so excited to meet you and see all the great photos you take. Below you'll find an outline of what to expect of Camp Canon.
Each session will include an interactive online Zoom class with tips & tricks on how to be an awesome photographer plus photo challenges created by your Camp Leader.
Everything you need will be shared with you and your fellow campers in your Zoom. You can use your computer or smartphone to login to each Zoom session, which will last about 60 minutes. Be five minutes early if you can, and make sure you have Zoom downloaded in advance of Camp so it’s easy to login when Camp begins!
After each session ends, you'll spend 1-2 hours having fun with your camera and shooting photos to share with the group in the next session.
You'll be uploading your photos to a Google Drive folder with your name on it, which will be provided to you by your Camp Leader on Day 1. Make sure to upload your final photos at least 6 hours before the start of the next Zoom session so we have time to take a peek.
This Camp is all about learning how to use real cameras which are able to do so much more than your smartphone (sorry, smartphone photography will not be included in this course!), so please make sure you bring a functional digital camera (DSLR or Mirrorless) to Camp. You’ll also need a memory card for your camera and a way to transfer images from your camera to a computer or mobile device.
Week 1: Why Photography?
What we’ll do: Many of the best moments in life are captured through photos. Let’s take a look at a brief history of photography and its importance in the world. Then we’ll share what we love about photos and what it takes to be a great photographer.
This week’s challenge: Take 20-30 photos of something you feel a close connection to. Anything from a pet, family member, personal possession, etc. Choose 1-2 of your favourite shots and upload them to your folder to share in tomorrow’s session.
Week 2: Freezing Time
What we’ll do: Let’s start by sharing and discussing Camper photos from last week's challenge! Then we’ll show you how cameras can basically give you superpowers, like the ability to freeze time and see things others can’t. We’ll explore the shutter priority settings on your camera and other settings that will make your photos look superhuman.
This week’s challenge: Find some fast-moving subjects (like a runner, skateboarder, etc.) and take at least 30 photos of your subject using the techniques you learned in your session. Then upload your two favourite photos of subjects frozen in time.