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This camp will allow students to develop their own style of seeing and shooting the world around them. With the city of Philadelphia as the subject matter, campers will dive into the principles of photography and by the end of the week have an impressive portfolio. 

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During this camp, we’ll be outside each day, discovering the city through our camera lenses. Campers will learn basic and intermediate principles of photography relating to composition, lighting, background and subject matter. We'll photograph both people and architecture, go minimalistic and over-the-top, and experiment with colors.


After a morning of shooting, afternoons will be spend editing photos and sharing our work with each other. After the week is over, each camper will have a portfolio of photographs they can be proud of.


Guided by Josh, a professional photographer in Philadelphia, campers will spend this week in a creative flow, getting valuable tips and tricks along the way.

This camp is open from beginners to more experienced photographers.


Any smartphone camera (iPhone, Android, etc), or

Point-and-shoot camera / DSLR camera


Ages: 9-16

Dates: June 26-30, 2023

Hours: 9 - 3pm

Location: 222 Brown St. Philadelphia, 19123

Cost: $490/week

Camp Lead: Josh Thornton

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DSC Photography Summer Camp

DSC Photography Summer Camp

About the Camp Lead

Josh Thornton is a Philadelphia native, a photographer, content creator, a graphic designer and the founder of “A Photography Thing” - a venture that combines his love for teaching and inspiring people, with his love of art and design. Josh’s creative background started in graphic design and today, Josh spends much of his time creating and teaching photography, and building innovative social media formats. As Head of Media, Film and Photography at Quadrat Academy, he works with our students to help them discover their creative passions. His mission is to inspire all kids to think for themselves and to follow their dreams.

Josh Bio
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