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Kids Camp: Learning Photography

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Kids Summer Photography Camp

One Week Kids Summer Photography Camp at the California Center for Digital Arts! Held in Orange County for kids and teens aged 11-17.

This fun photography camp teaches kids how to use the elements of photography to take better shots and develop their interest in the art of digital photography. They will not only learn how to use their camera but why.  Understanding why they are adjusting the settings on their camera will make sense so they can achieve the look and feel of what they would like to create.  Different types of photography are explored such as studio and portrait photography, documentary photography, street photography, and photojournalism.

Each student will learn how to use and operate their digital camera, learn how to compose their photos, and have an introduction to Adobe Lightroom. Daily workshops include studio photography, architecture photography, street photography, techniques for posing, plus more.



  • Getting to know your camera and all that it can do
  • Composition
  • How to shoot indoors
  • How to shoot outdoors
  • Shooting portraits
  • Studio lighting
  • Posing
  • Shooting landscapes



  • Day One
    Learn and review the features and functions of the camera
    Going on a camera walk around town in the Artist Village practicing what was learned in the morning.
  • Day Two
    Studio Lighting involving posing, lighting set ups, table top and product photography
  • Day Three
    Photo Walk around town including the old Santa Ana Courthouse as we learn how to shoot outdoors
  • Day Four
    Field trip to the Santa Ana Zoo. We will learn about photographing animals and applying everything learned.
  • Day Five
    Photo Walk, Light Painting, review and more

Each day includes:

  • Hands-on workshops (in classroom and/or on location)
  • Learning sessions:  Operation and care for camera, how to see light and shadows, compositional techniques, and more!
  • Breaks for lunch, snacks and fun games



  • Camera and camera equipment including: extra charged batteries, memory cards, additional lenses (optional), filters (optional), etc
  • A packed lunch and snacks
  • Comfortable walking shoes and clothing
  • Optional: laptop loaded with Adobe Lightroom or Adobe Photoshop



Ages: 11-17 (students will break into smaller sessions based on ages)


David LaNeve

If extended hours are needed, add $25 / hour

Our Photography Summer Camps in Orange County are conveniently located in the Artist Village in Downtown Santa Ana. The center includes multiple classrooms and state-of-the-art photography studios.

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