(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – March 27, 2019) Fatima NeJame, president and chief executive officer of the world renowned Palm Beach Photographic Centre (PBPC), today announced that this summer the nonprofit organization will be offering three age appropriate FOTOcamps for children and teens.
FOTOcamp for Kids
For ages 10-17
+ June 10-21 / 9 am to 3 pm
+ July 8-19 / 9 am to 3 pm
+ July 22-August 2 / 9 am to 3 pm
“FOTOcamp is for anyone between the ages of 10 and 17 that has an interest in photography and/or computers, and who are inquisitive and like adventure,” says NeJame. “It is the perfect opportunity for youngsters and teens to gain knowledge in all areas of photography, beginning with the basics of picture-taking using SLR digital cameras and progressing to state-of the-art digital imaging, at each participant’s own rate of speed.”
“FOTOcamp is my favorite time of the year,” she adds. “I enjoy seeing the amazing images the kids come back with from their field trips, and I love to see their reactions when working in a real studio.”
FOTOcamp students are grouped by their level of experience, from beginner to advanced in each of three 2-week summer sessions. In fact, each of the three FOTOcamp sessions is limited to 14 participants to maximize the learning experience and ensure personal attention.
Students are each issued a Sony digital SLR Camera and while exploring lens choices, lighting, and composition of photographs they will learn about photography and digital imaging, in a fun and fact-filled environment.
In addition, using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, they will learn image adjustment techniques such as color correction, compositing images, adjustment layers and layer masks and other digital imaging technology. The computer lab is set up so that each student has access to a computer ensuring the ultimate hands-on experience. Location shooting and photographic assignments give them the opportunity to practice their skills while acquiring new images.
Based at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre in downtown West Palm Beach, all sessions of FOTOcamp will include a professional instructor and an assistant, with opportunities for both individualized and group critiques for each student.
The culmination of all three sessions of FOTOcamp for Kids will be a special exhibition of photos (The FOTOcamp Exhibition) taken by the young students that will run in conjunction with the Photo Centre’s 23rd annual Members’ Juried Exhibition (August 24 through October 26). At the exhibition’s opening on August 23, one talented FOTOcamper will be named Student of the Year and receive a free digital SLR camera.
The cost to attend one of the three two-week sessions of FOTOcamp for Kids is only $745 for Photo Centre members and $795 for nonmembers. This covers 10 6-hour sessions and includes use of digital SLR Cameras, transportation and admission fees for the fieldtrips, t-shirts, prints, etc.
To register for one of the three sessions of FOTOcamp for Kids, please call 561.253.2600 or visit www.workshop.org.
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