What is photo camp all about?
In photo camp, we’ll focus on how to “make” pictures instead of just “take” pictures.
We’ll chase light, create the abstract out of the every day and find new ways to see the world through the camera lens.
We’ll make the ordinary extraordinary using different angles, lighting and exposure settings.
We’ll also get the photos out of the digital camera and onto the wall!
We’ll conclude the summer session with a first Friday artwalk on September 6th at my downtown studio. In order to participate in the art show, your child must have attended 4 individual sessions.
Kids will also get one take-home print per session. In order to maximize our good light, summer events and time, we won’t be printing every single session, so if your child is going to miss the printing party, I will make the print for your child (of his/her choosing) and you can pick it up at my studio.
Balloon Rodeo photo by Shamus Davenport
Each session is 4 hours long, times will vary depending on the activity and daylight. Your 4 sessions do not need to be in a row, pick and choose the dates that work for you. I will offer 1 makeup class in September for 10-session kids who have to miss a session.
What your child will learn:
Exposure, composition, creative shooting techniques, perspective, angles and how to best capture light. We’ll learn how to shoot better with our phones and our DSLRs. We’ll understand the difference between “taking” pictures and “making” pictures. I’ll be teaching your kids how to use curiosity and a growth mindset to increase their innovation and creativity. Your child will also be encouraged to use the creative process to develop and articulate their own signature photographic style to make original artwork.
Who this is for:
This is for the adolescent or teen who is passionate about photography. Your child has shown an interest in the art of taking pictures and is excited to learn tools to improve their images. It’s certainly a helpful plus if they’ve taken photography with me in the past, but it’s not a pre-requisite. Ages 12-16. If you do not have a DSLR camera, let me know. I have 3 that I can loan out during our sessions.
photo camper collage by Lizzie
PRICE (you can pay by check: Larock Star Creative, LLC , pay via venmo or pay via credit card using the links below):
$75 for an individual session (This does not include participation in the First Friday Artwalk show).
$260 for 4 sessions (they do not need to be in a row. This includes one-two pieces in the First Friday Artwalk)
$485 for 8 sessions (they do not need to be in a row. This includes two pieces in the First Friday Artwalk. This also includes 1 60-minute private editing session at my studio)
Register for what sessions your child is interested in here
*Sessions do not need to be in a row, you do need to have attended 4 sessions throughout the summer to participate in the First Friday Artwalk on September 6 (the artwalk does not count as a session and there's no charge for participating in it).
DATES AND PHOTO SHOOTS
Tuesday, June 11 (10:00am - 2:00pm)
Camera & composition + downtown/river photo walk
Saturday, June 15 (9:00am - 1:00pm)
Mustang show and shine shoot)
WAITLIST: Tuesday, June 18 (4:30pm-8:30pm)
Fish Creek Falls
Wednesday, June 26 (8:30am - 12:30pm)
(2 spots left) Fetcher Pond & Botanical Gardens
Friday, June 28 (5:30pm-9:30pm)
(1 spot left) Steamboat Pro Rodeo
Saturday, July 13 (6am-11am)
WAITLIST: Balloon Rodeo launch at Bald Eagle Lake
WAITLIST: Tuesday, July 16 (4:30pm-9:30pm)
Dumont Lake Wildflowers and Rabbit Ears sunset
WAITLIST: Wednesday, July 24 (5pm - 9pm)
Barns of Steamboat
WAITLIST: Tuesday, July 30 (6pm-10:00pm)
Sleeping Giant, Stars & S'mores
WAITLIST: Friday, September 6
(First Friday Artwalk Photo Show in my studio 4pm-8:00pm - must have done 4 sessions. This is free. It does not count as a class)
WAITLIST: Saturday, September 28 (12pm-4pm)
Fall colors on Buffalo Pass
Dumont Lake/Rabbit Ears photoshoot
Included in each 4-session package: photo instruction, editing lessons, 8 enlarged prints (2 per session) on archival paper, inclusion of 1-2 prints (depending on how many students we have) in the First Friday Artwalk on September 6, 2019. 8-session packages include 1 additional 60-minute private editing session at the studio.
PHOTO SESSION DATES
(your child does not need to do 4 or 8 in a row).
Please note that times and locations may need to change slightly depending on the event or the weather.
Camera & Composition
Tuesday, June 11
In this class, we'll go over camera foundations such as how to manually set exposure (ISO, shutter speed, aperture) and we'll learn how to compose great photos. We'll shoot photos around downtown Steamboat to practice the techniques.
*If your child has never taken a photo class with me or if your child wants to continue improving skills on a DSLR camera, this foundation class is highly recommended.
Along the Yampa, photo by Lizzie Larock
(water dripping off of the library roof, Lizzie Larock)
Farmer's Market photo by Xander Tatar Brown
downtown photo walk, Lizzie Larock
Saturday, June 15th
In this class, we'll do the downtown Mustang car show and shine. We'll take abstract photos, shoot through rear view mirrors and find interesting and colorful angles.
Mustang show & shine, self-portrait photo by Ryanne Catterson
self-portrait at Mustang Show & Shine, photo by Xander Tatar-Brown
Catherine cruising through the Mustang show and shine
WAITLIST: Fish Creek Falls
Tuesday, June 18th
In this class, we'll take photos at Fish Creek Falls. We'll capture the falls and the surrounding aspen trees. We'll learn slow shutter photography to make the water look velvety both on a DSLR and on an iPhone. We'll use some creative techniques in the surrounding aspen groves to get some interesting photos. Last year we found a swarm of compliant moths and butterflies and got some great shots of those winged creatures, as well.
slow shutter photography lesson (on an iPhone) at Fish Creek Falls
moth at Fish Creek Falls, Sean Davenport
Crazy zoom aspen at Fish Creek Falls, Livi Kocik
Grace Johnston shooting the aspen at a creative angle at Fish Creek Falls
Fetcher Pond & Botanical Gardens
Wednesday, June 26
We'll start at Fetcher Pond to get some interesting water reflections, then we'll head over to the Botanical Gardens to get a variety of floral and stream shots.
Botanical Gardens photo by Tomás Niedermeier
Botanical Gardens, photo by Livi Kocik
Botanical Gardens photo by Xander Tatar Brown
Friday, June 28th
5:30pm - 9:30pm
In this class, we'll take action photography to a new level with cowboys, clowns and all kinds of rodeo shenanigans. We'll learn how to freeze action as well as how to slow it down and create motion blurs. We'll also walk around the stables and get some behind the scenes horse shots before the rodeo begins.
Rodeo, Sean Davenport
Rodeo behind the scenes, Maggie Wilson
Rodeo behind the scenes, Lizzie Larock
Saturday, July 13th
This is an early shoot, but well worth it! If you've never seen the balloon launch, it's spectacular. There are so many colors and shapes at various stages in the sky. You also can capture interesting glow shots as you watch the balloons inflate. The balloons then fly over Bald Eagle Lake making for picture perfect reflection shots. Morning light is always stunning and it's photographic gold.
Balloon rodeo launch, photo by Ryanne Catterson
Balloon rodeo launch, photo by Grace Brice
Balloon Rodeo launch, photo by Shamus Davenport
WAITLIST: Dumont Lake Wildflowers and Rabbit Ears sunset
Tuesday, July 16
4:30pm - 9:30pm
For this class, we head up to Dumont Lake and photograph the wildflowers in the surrounding area. Last year, we attempted ripple effect water shots, as well. Then as we drive back into town, we're usually treated to spectacular sunsets over Lake Catamount.
Dumont Lake, photo by Xander Tatar Brown
Rabbit Ears sunset (of Lake Catamount), photo by Tomás Niedermeier
Making a splash at Dumont Lake
Base of Rabbit Ears flower, photo by Xander Tatar Brown
More fun at Dumont Lake
Barns of Steamboat
Wednesday, July 24th
Barns of Steamboat, photo by Grace Johnston
Barns of Steamboat photo shoot, Grace Johnston
Barns of Steamboat, photo by Shamus Davenport
Barns of Steamboat, photo by Xander Tatar Brown
Barn photo shoot
Sleeping Giant, Stars, Painting with Light & S’mores
Tuesday, July 30th
Photos of Sleeping Giant then evening photos of star trails plus s'mores at Lizzie’s house. After dark, we'll work on our low light night photography skills and take slow shutter photos of star trails. We'll also use artificial light to paint our surroundings for interesting effects.
We did not have a stars night last year at photo camp, so this image is borrowed from Rick Berk
Sunset photo shoot
Saturday, Sept 28th
After summer has ended, we'll drive up to Buffalo Pass to take photos of the gorgeous golden aspen leaves.
fall colors, photo by Annie Hagar
fall colors, photo by Annie Hagar
First Friday Art Walk*
Friday, September 6, 2019
*this is included for all kids who take at least 4 sessions.
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