Intro to Digital Photography

Digital 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, shooting techniques, lighting, printing and more! Students will present a photography showcase at the end of the week. Participants are required to bring their own digital camera.



Ages:  13-18 years
Dates:  June 25-29 OR July 16-20, 2018
Times:  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (M-F)
Tuition:  $430
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, Art & Design Building


Dates: June 25-29, 2018
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Dates: July 16-20, 2018
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An “After Care” 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 and add “After Care” to your cart (be sure to choose the correct week).


Jason Wellington, Photography Classes Instructor:  Jason Wellington (Week of June 25-29)
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Jason Wellington is a lens-based artist from Alexandria, Virginia. He started studying photography while in high school. Jason received his BFA with a concentration in photography from George Mason University. His work has focused on human conflict, terrorism, and fear. Jason received his Master’s in Art Education at George Mason University in 2015. Currently, Jason is a full time art teacher in Fairfax County Pupblic Schools in Virginia.

As an artist and an art educator, Jason strongly believe that everyone should be exposed to the arts, whether visual or performing arts, the arts in general have the power to change how one thinks of themselves and the world at large. Art offers a vast and varied world and the power of creativity has the ability to solve many problems in the world.


Arthur Reinaltt Art Classes Instructor:  Arthur Reinaltt (Week of July 16-20)
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Sarah Heaton, Photography classes Teaching Assistant: Sarah Heaton
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Sarah Heaton is a Film major and Photography minor at George Mason University. She started studying photography while in high school at Fairfax Academy. Since then she has studied photography all around the United States and South Korea. Although she is still a student, she spends her free time freelancing in the DMV Area. Her current projects include weddings, events, and taking behind the scenes stills for short films and documentaries.


Justin Sutters Art Class Instructor Director: Justin Sutters, Assistant Professor at Mason’s School of Art
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To register by phone or request a paper registration form, please call the Academy office at 703-993-9889.



“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

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