Intro to Digital Photography Studio Online

Summer photography camp for teens

Summer 2020 registration is open!


Have you ever wanted to learn how to use photo editing software? Do you have a digital camera and want to take amazing photos with it? In this workshop, students will learn about photo editing software, creative shooting techniques, lighting, composition and more!



Ages:  13 – 18
Dates:  July 20–24, 2020
Times:  9:00 am – 4:00 pm (M-F)
Tuition:  $395
Location:  Online (Details provided in Welcome Letter)


Daily Schedule

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Group Instruction and Activities
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Individual Work Time and Instructor Check-ins
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Online Group Instruction and Activities
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Individual Work Time and Instructor Check-ins
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Group Discussion and Wrap-up




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Instructor:  Sydney Carr
Art Educator of Fairfax County, VA
Read about Ms. Carr

Sydney Carr is a high school art teacher in Fairfax County, VA. She has her Bachelor’s in Art Education from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO. She recently moved to the Fairfax County area and loves working with artists and students from the area. She is currently working on her Master’s in Art Education and loves inspiring students to create meaningful work that they are proud of and continuously pushes students to create the best work that they can.

Arthur Reinaltt Art Classes
Teaching Assistant: Arthur Reinaltt
Art Educator at Fairfax County, VA
Read about Mr. Reinaltt

Arthur Reinaltt is in his third year of being an Art teacher in Fairfax County Public Schools. He completed his undergraduate and master’s program at George Mason University and has been working with the Mason Arts Academy since 2012. He has served as Building Supervisor, Teaching Assistant, Lead Instructor, and will now be Technology and Curriculum support for the summer of 2020.


Justin Sutters, Art Lessons
Director/ Instructor: Justin Sutters, Ph.D.
Mason School of Art Professor
Read about Dr. Sutters

Dr. Justin Sutters was a K-12 art educator in an urban school district for seven years and also taught for two years in São Paulo, Brazil. He completed his undergraduate and master’s degree from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, attained his doctorate degree from the Ohio State University receiving national recognition for his dissertation. Since he has been an Assistant Professor and currently is the Director of the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program in Art Education at George Mason University. He has presented his research at the state, national and international levels and is published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. He currently is the Chair of the Professional Learning through Research (PLR) working group of the National Art Education Association’s Research Commission, the NAEA Higher Education Representative for the Southeastern Division, on the review board of Art Education and Visual Arts Research (VAR) and has been a contributing member of the Data Visualization Working Group. His research focuses on pre-service practices, teacher licensure, national demography data, comparative studies/Brazilian studies, and theories pertaining to space and place.




Attending the camp, I had access to software we don’t all have at home. I appreciated the freedom of content and learning darkroom skills. — Digital Photography Summer Studio 2019 Participant

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“I loved that every day we learned something different.” — Digital Photography Summer Studio 2018 Participant

“I enjoyed trying all different kinds of photography instead of just sticking with one type. For example, I came with some knowledge of landscape photography but we did a lot of portrait photography which was relatively new to me, so I learned a lot!” — Digital Photography Summer Studio 2017 Participant

“My favorite part was using studio lights.” — Digital Photography Summer Studio 2017 Participant





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