Beginner Photo Camp August 3rd – August 6th

Our five fabulous campers spent the week immersed in photography. Our focus was to investigate character… our own as photographers, and that of the community. Journaling was incorporated into the experience as a tool for reflection. Day 1 was spent exploring composition and elements of design through a photo scavenger hunt. On Day 2, the campers viewed and discussed the current Silver Eye exhibit, “Self Portrait”. They then created their own self portraits. On Days 3 and 4, we ventured out on foot to capture the character of the South Side and downtown. Campers had the opportunity each day to edit their work on the computer and share it with the group.

” I loved the different subject matter we had to cover and the unique ways everyone described their pictures.”

– Macy

“One of my favorite things this week was walking around the city and seeing people in their daily lives.”

– Mark

“I loved the freedom to take pictures of anything and how we focused on different genres of  photography.”

– Bailey

“I  learned many things about my camera that have opened my eyes to everything around me.”

– Johnny


Intermediate Photo Camp Day 4

Intermediate Photo Camp Day 3

Intermediate Photo Camp Day 2

Intermediate Photography Camp July 20-23, 2009

We have completed the first day of the intermediate photography camp at Silver Eye. The theme on day 1 was Light and Dark.  The topics covered included using light and shadow as design tools for communicating ideas.  We also learned about adjusting exposure, contrast, brightness and levels with Photoshop Elements and how to manually control exposure.

Here are some photos.


Light and Movement

On day 3 of Photo Camp we experimented with aperture and shutter speed to control light, movement and depth of field.

Photographic Design

On day 2 of Silver Eye’s Introduction to Digital Photography Camp, we focused on basic photographic design principles such as line, shape, form, pattern, balance, camera angle, proportion, texture, tone and color.  Here are some examples: