Intro to Digital Photography

Summer photography camp for teens


Intro to Digital Photography Summer Studio

Have you ever wanted to learn how to use Photoshop? Do you have a digital camera and want to make amazing photos with it? In this workshop, students will learn about Adobe Photoshop software, creative shooting techniques, lighting, printing and more! Students will present a photography showcase at the end of the week.

Camera requirements: participants are required to bring their own digital camera.



Ages:  13-18 years
Dates:  June 17-21 OR July 22-26, 2019
Times:  9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (M-F)
Tuition:  $430
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, Art & Design Building


Dates: June 17-21, 2019
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Dates: July 22-26, 2019
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An “Aftercare” option is available for this program from 4-6 pm for $90/week, located in Mason’s Performing Arts Building and staffed by the Academy’s Summer Staff. After registering for this program (but before final checkout/ payment!), search for “Aftercare”, choose the corresponding week, and add to your cart – or Register Here separately.


Samantha F Strange Lens, Painting & Photography Instructor:  Samantha F. aka “Strange Lens”
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Samantha F. aka Strange Lens is an experimental mixed media and video artist. She received her BFA in Photography from George Mason University in 2015 and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Painting at Mason. She uses a variety of styles and techniques to create works that are often inspired by dreams and memories.


Arthur Reinaltt Art Classes Teaching Assistant:  Arthur Reinaltt
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Justin Sutters, Art Lessons Director: Justin Sutters, Mason School of Art Professor
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To register by phone or request a paper registration form, please call the Academy office at 703-993-9889.



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

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“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