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PhotoTour DC Hosts Photo Camp DC 2017


Photography and Video Camps for young creatives

Photo Camp - June 19 - 23, 2017

Video Camp - June 26 - 30, 2017


Level of Difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate

Camera types: Digital SLR (Camera rentals available)

Hours: 9 am - 4 pm daily

Ages: 13 - 17

Location: Dupont Circle, Washington, DC

Tuition: $374

When: June 19 - 23 & June 26 - 30


About Photo Camp DC:

Turn your budding photographer loose this summer during our PhotoTour DC Teen Photo Camp and learning excursions.

Teens will learn photography principles through a combination of photo talks and practice in the field. Each day, there will be a photography lesson and preview of the day's adventure before we take off on our excursion. In the field, students work on the assignment of the day with coaching from a professional photographer. Feedback sessions of their best pictures will complete the learning cycle.

This is a summer camp that is sure to inspire beginning photographers and challenge aspiring professionals.


What you will learn:

  • How to choose the perfect camera settings on a DSLR.
  • How to get accurate exposure.
  • What composition techniques can you use for memorable pictures?
  • How do you read and adjust for different light sources?
  • How do you capture street photos of people?
  • How do you take memorable portraits of family and friends?
  • How do you take great animal photographs?
  • What are the best tips for nature photography? 

Your average day

  • We meet at our camp headquarters, a couple blocks north of Dupont Circle.
  • After a brief outline of the day's agenda and goals, we take off for our first morning photo exercise.
  • Our excursions take us across the city to many of the picturesque locations. There we have a lesson with lots of practice.
  • We get around the city using Metro, so campers should bring their own Metro cards.
  • You can bring your own lunch. We usually stop for food and rest at an area restaurant (something like Subway or whatever the campers decide).
  • We head back to the camp headquarters to discuss the day's lessons and wait for pick up.

More benefits

  • Maximum instructor to student ratio of 1:10
  • Individual coaching as you work on your techniques
  • Post your photos on our Alumni Blog

We got high grades for our photo camp

My son shared that he had a “great week” at photography camp and that he learned a lot. He could barely contain himself as he detailed all that he learned each day. He also proudly shared all of the photos he had taken throughout the week. He is looking forward to camp next year and possibly participating in a couple of photo tours during the year.
— Erica G.
My son LOVED this camp. He keeps telling us how much he learned (this coming from a very quite tween!). We parents especially appreciated all the “extras” that came with your camp: roaming the city quasi independently, seeing the sites we have yet to, learning about the misprints in memorials and other history. Lyn was patient, supportive and always positive!
— Melissa K.


Schedules are subject to change and vary each day.

Students are responsible for providing their own lunches.