Photography Camp

{disclosure: Jessica Sprague is a blog sponsor and I was given access to the photography camp last summer to review.}

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Last year, I was introduced to JessicaSprague.com, a fabulous online learning classroom and shop for digital crafters. Some of you may remember that PacMan took a kids photography summer camp taught by Candice Stringham that we absolutely loved. Here is the post I wrote about it to refresh your memory.

I was so excited to learn that they are offering two session of the camp this year – in June and July. As I said last year, if your child has any interest in photography ~ SIGN UP! It is amazing!!

The three-week long camp is designed for children ages 8 – 13 and will teach basic photography and camera techniques. No special equipment is required – any point and shoot camera; even a cell phone or iPod with a camera will work.

During the class your child will:

  • Get an email with a printable card that includes a new photography technique and a new assignment.
  • Have access to weekly videos that they can watch at anytime
  • Be able to participate in a class forum, and a class gallery where they can ask questions and post their images

Each Friday they will receive a fun photography scavenger hunt to keep them learning and discovering new things all week long!

The class is taught by Candice Stringham, an editorial photographer turned scrapbooker. I was so impressed with Candice last year, she explains everything in a way that is easy to understand and the videos are amazing. Even parents can benefit from this class!

Two session of the kids camp will be offered: June 10 – 29 and July 8 – 27

The session fee is $36 and they have a discount for families with multiple children who would all like to take the class. Just add ten dollars for each additional sibling instead of the whole $36!

We are so excited to offer two of our readers a spot in the Kids Photography Camp session of their choice. To enter use Rafflecopter below.

Giveaway is open worldwide and ends June 7, 2013 {so the winner has the option of selecting the came that begins June 10}.

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We Love Photography Camp

You may remember our giveaway for JessicaSprague.com’s Photography Summer Camp for Kids.  PacMan has been enrolled in the current June session and is LOVING it.  Their next session starts in just a few days {July 9}, and I am here to tell you –  if your child has any interest in photography ~ SIGN UP!!!!  It is amazing!

I was actually quite skeptical, since I am a former children’s photographer myself, I wasn’t sure what to expect or what I would think.  The teacher- Candice Stringham, did a fabulous job and is explaining things in such an easy to understand way!  I am VERY impressed!

We are not completing the lessons “live” but I have downloaded and printed them off for PacMan so he can work at his own pace throughout the summer. 

Summer Photo Camp Notebook

Pac is using his own camera for most of it {he has an older Canon Powershot}, and I am allowing him to use my camera {Canon 40D} sometimes.  He is reading the lessons on his own and then going through his photos to choose the final images for his assignment.  I am then downloading them into a special folder for him.  Here are 2 of his assignments.

“How to Hold a Camera” ~ making sure the horizon line isn’t crooked.

Assignment 1.1  (1 of 2)     Assignment 1.1  (2 of 2)

“Vertical or Horizontal?”

Assignment 1.2  (1 of 2)     Assignment 1.2  (2 of 2)

Other topics include:

  • Camera Modes
  • Filling the Frame
  • Focusing
  • Points of View
  • Macro
  • Framing
  • Directions of Light, and MORE! 
  • Each week there is also a vocabulary lesson, and also a fun photo scavenger hunt!

A few things to note…

  • You do NOT have to participate in the class live.  You can sign up, and view {or print} the lessons ANY time!  You can also come back to the videos anytime.  This is nice, because many of us are traveling right now.  You can even purchase the course and save it for school in the fall! I have ours all printed out in our binder to work through at our own pace together.
  • This class is definitely for the confident reader, Pac is 10 and it is just right for him.  I would even recommend this class for adults who want to learn some photography skills!
  • The quality of the videos ~ AMAZING!  We haven’t even watched them all yet, but they are very well done and packed with knowledge.

I highly recommend this course and am so thankful I had the chance to review it and share with you.  It is amazing to have a resource like this for our budding photographers!

Sign up for the July session here!  It’s only $36 for the first child, and you can add siblings for just $10 each!

Photography Summer Camp for Kids

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I was recently introduced to JessicaSprague.com – a fabulous, online learning classroom and shop for digital crafters. They offer tons of classes in everything from photography and photo editing to using the Silhouette!

This summer they have a kids photography summer camp that I am excited to share with you. The three-week long camp is designed for children ages 8 – 13 and will teach basic photography and camera techniques. No special equipment is required – any point and shoot camera; even a cell phone or iPod with a camera will work!

Although I have not personally seen this class in action, I am thrilled to get to peek in on PacMan who is enrolled for the June 11-29 session!  He is so excited to begin, and I will certainly share his thoughts when he completes it!

Basically, this is how it works…

Every day your child will get an email with a printable card that includes a new photography technique and a new assignment.  There are weekly videos, a class forum, and a class gallery where they can ask questions and post their images.  Each Friday they will receive a fun photography scavenger hunt to keep them learning and discovering new things all week long!  The videos are pre recorded and can be viewed at any time, even beyond the session itself!  Once you have access, you can go back to any of the videos, anytime!

The class is taught by Candice Stringham, an editorial photographer turned scrapbooker. Candice Has a BFA in Photography and taught at a collegiate level after she graduated.

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Two session of the kids camp will be offered:

First Session: June 11 – 29 – Register for the June Session {Pac is enrolled in this one!}

Second Session: July 9 – 27 – Register for the July Session

The session fee is $36 and we have a discount for families with multiple children who would all like to take the class. Just add ten dollars for each additional sibling instead of the whole $36!

I am so excited to offer one of YOU a spot in the Kids Photography Camp session of your choice. To enter, just use the Rafflecopter form below, if you don’t see the Rafflecopter form be sure you are reading on the actual blog {not in email or RSS}.

Added Bonus – Free Photoshop Class For You!

As an added bonus, JessicaSprague.com is currently offering registration for a FREE online Photoshop Class – The Photoshop Top 5: Five Techniques Everyone Should Know. If you have ever been interested in learning Photoshop, check it out!

This giveaway ends June 8, 2012.

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i heart faces ~ Best Face Photo

It has been awhile since I have entered a photo, but when I saw the theme {faces} for this week and saw that it had to be a photo taken in Dec or Jan, I knew right away that I had one! For this proud momma, there sure isn’t a cuter little chubby face in the whole world ;-).

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This photo was taken on 12/24/09, with my Canon 40D, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens

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i heart faces ~ Week 32 {bubbles}

I haven’t entered in awhile, honestly I have been too busy (and still am to be honest). But when I saw the theme was *bubbles* this photo of sweet ladybug popped into my head!!! She’s quite the bubble blower these days!!!

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(Canon 40D, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II)

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