Don't limit them by thinking something is too much, too advanced, too technical...the proper foundation is key!
Does your little one or teen show great interest in the arts? Does he or she show a passion or interest in Photography? Do they show lot's of creativity and want to expand and explore their creativity and all things creative? Then this is the class for them!
The arts are a very important part of the developmental stages of all children. It helps to shape and develop their motor skills, decision making skills, visual skills, etc. Photography is not only an art it also has many scientific elements to it as well.
Photography is about capturing details, light, and moments and solidifying those precious moments in time. It is an art that over time can be developed in a career! This summer camp program will nurture and expand your child's love of creativity, photography and they can enjoy the added bonus of being outside and having lots of fun!
How will this camp help my child/teen?
Children (and adults) feel most confident when they have completed something that excites them and following through, seeing a project from beginning to end gives them a sense of accomplishment, pride, it builds on their self-image and confidence.
Working with their peers and engaging in group activities teaches leadership skills, receiving positive feedback from their peers builds self-respect and teaches them to accept criticism and praise from others.
Not to mention they get to meet new people and make new friends, they are outside and getting to see nature in new and different ways, and overall they have FUN!
What will my child/teen learn?
First and foremost they will get to know their camera inside and out, how to cut it on/off, auto vs manual, ISO, Aperture, and shutter speed, exposure, white balance, posing and composition, the history of photography, careers in photography, and more!
Take a look at this short video to find out more indepth information!
Summer Camp Workshops
Digital Photography I: Beginners Photography Intro
7 hour class
5 sessions (one week)
June 26 - June 30, 2017
Location: The heart of Downtown Detroit
The International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit
This beginning level class is designed to introduced students ages 11-18 to the fundamental operations, techniques, and vocabulary of digital photography. They will learn how to take their camera off automatic mode and make the most of manual adjustments including aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Your child will be exposed to the work of inspirational photographers past and present, and practice will be a large part of this workshop while exploring the outdoors on daily photo walks through out the nearby WSU campus and the surrounding area. Local field trips to the Detroit Institute of Art, and the Historical Museum. Plans to tour the College of Creative Studies, CCS, photography department are still in the works and have not been confirmed as of yet.
The last day will be dedicated to creating a slide show of their best work and student presentations for our parents.
*Participants must have a DSLR (digital camera with manual controls and interchangeable lenses) or any digital camera that can operate in manual mode. A passion for photography is a plus!
Location: A detailed email will be sent regarding the meeting location at IIMD.
Students must provide their own lunch (we are working on meal sponsorship, more information coming soon)
10 seats available per session (when full, a waiting list will be created until we receive enough students to fill an additional class)
To reserve your campers seat in the summer camp program click below!
Q: Who will be teaching/leading the class?
A: Tiarra "Sacred" Overstreet-Amos, Owner/Photographer/Creator/Blogger of Moon Reflections Photography will be instructing the class. Wife and mother of two, born and raised in Michigan. A published photographer, military veteran of the United States Air Force, who holds a degree in Communication from University of Michigan (Go Blue!), in my spare time I substitute teach children of all ages.
I have loved photography since I was in high school, I enjoy good food, traveling and of course my family!
Q: Do I need to have my own camera? Does it have to be manual?
A: Yes, you do need to have a DSLR or at the least a point and shoot with the ability to change modes.
Not to worry if you don't have a super expensive camera or one at all. I can direct you to an inexpensive option that you can purchase in addition to the course. We encourage signing up as early as possible in case you need to purchase a camera.
Q: Where will the classes be held?
A: All classes will be held on Wayne State University Engineering campus, Downtown Detroit, MI.
Q: Do you offer any discounts if I have more than one child?
Yes, indeed we do! Siblings receive a $25 discount off of their tuition. That means the first child is admitted under the full tuition fee and each additional sibling will receive $25 off of their tuition fee.
Q: Can I makeup a class if I miss one?
A: No, due to our tight schedule we will not be able to offer makeup classes.
Q: Is there a certificate of completion available to me after completing their class?
Q: Is this class hands on?
Q: What is the minimum age requirement for kids to attend?
Ages 11 - 18 years of age
Q: Are materials provided and included in the price of the class?
Yes & No, you need to provide your own DSLR camera. We will provide you with a syllabus, workbook, and notebook.
Please feel free to forward any other questions via email