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It’s Back to School for Samy’s Camera Photo Camp

Samy's Camera Photo Camp

Created in 2009, Samy’s Camera Photo Camp has taught thousands of students across Los Angeles.  The afterschool course teaches fundamental concepts within different fields of photography, culminating in a gallery show of the students’ work.

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Our after school program at Samy’s Camera Photo Camp is back in full swing after summer break.

In the Beginners classes, students received their T-shirts and hats, got to know their classmates, and were introduced to class format and camera function.  We discussed ‘what makes a good photo,’ thereby forming a base for our class vocabulary – composition, perspective, lighting, and more.  Outdoors, creative assignments got everybody into the picture taking groove.

Photo Camp Advanced students took a pop photo quiz to review, played the Macro Mixing Bowl game, then headed outdoors to brush up on their Sports Photography skills – timing, pre-focus, and panning.

Both classes at Samy’s Camera Photo Camp received a syllabus with all the fun ahead.  Food and Macro Photography coming up for Beginners.  Color gels, art filters, and black & white photography on the horizon for Advanced students.

Deborah Cloyed About Author

Deborah Cloyed is the creator/director of the after school program Samy’s Camera Photo Camp and Samy’s Outreach – serving community members in need. In addition to her work with Samy's Camera, Deborah has fifteen years experience as a commercial photographer, author, and instructor - in Los Angeles, DC, NYC, Kenya, and Honduras.

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