Instructor: Caleb Arias, Kathleen Hoare
When it’s too hot out, let your kids stay inside while they set their creativity loose at the GPP Summer Camp! Our 5-day photography Summer Camp will teach your kids how to use a camera, work together for a shoot, and explore their imaginative ideas through photography.
Prize Giveaway Alert!
This year, enrol your child for any of our GPP summer camps and be automatically entered into our prize draw to win a Canon 4000D + EFS 18-55mm IS III lens worth AED 1,600! We have 3 camera kits up for grabs, generously provided by Canon Middle East. Winners will be randomly selected on August 30th, good luck!
Covid-19 Social Distancing Measures: At GPP we’re committed to keeping you, our students, our teachers and our colleagues safe. Following the government’s latest guidelines, we want to share with you our combined efforts to provide you with a safe and enjoyable experience when you visit our space or take a workshop:
Students must wear a mask at all times, with the exception of snack time.
Students must observe social distancing measures at all times.
Disposable gloves will be provided by GPP.
Check out the blog here for more information on social distancing in workshops. Parents must read this before enrolling their child for a summer camp.
At GPP, we believe that photography should be accessible to everyone. This summer, we’re making photography fun and educational for teenagers aged 14+ at our Summer Camp! Students will get hands-on experience behind a camera and delve into the world of photography with the guidance of our instructor.
We’ll ease the students into compositional rules on the first day with an Intro to Mobile Photography workshop. Then we’ll take it up a notch and introduce them to DSLRs and mirrorless cameras with our Photography Level 1 and Level 2 workshops. Once they’ve mastered the basics, they’ll collaborate for an indoor shoot and work on their portraiture skills together.
Day 1: Mobile photography & editing apps
Day 2: Learning semi-manual camera modes (aperture priority mode and shutter priority mode)
Day 3: Going full manual mode
Day 4: Natural Light Portraiture (reflectors and diffusers)
Day 5: Studio Photography & Creative DIY Lighting
By the end of the summer camp, your child will be able to express their creativity through photography, have fun through teamwork, and discover a new hobby.
What are the pick up and drop off times?
The Summer Camp will run Sunday to Thursday 9:00am–12:00pm with drop off starting from 8:45am and pick up ending at 12:15pm.
Will GPP provide lunch and/or transport?
Campers must pack their own food each day. There is water and a fridge in the GPP kitchen which students are free to use. Students are not allowed to leave GPP premises to purchase food from an establishment in Alserkal Avenue. Transport is not provided.
How many students are in the group, and is my child the right age?
Each camp will have a maximum number of 8 students and spaces are reserved on a first come first serve basis. There is one instructor plus 1 assistant and 1 staff support member for each camp. We cannot modify groups based on children’s or parents’ wishes.
If you have more questions, please get in touch here.
15 hours of instruction
Printed field guide
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Suitable for students aged 14+
This workshop assumes no prior knowledge of photography
WHAT TO BRING
DSLR or mirrorless camera with fully-charged battery (point-and-shoot cameras and smartphones are not suitable)
Your camera charger
Empty memory card for your camera
A smartphone or iPad with the free 'Snapseed' app downloaded and installed
Notebook & pen
Snacks & drinks (we will have a 15 minute snack break each day)
Need a camera? If you do not yet own a DSLR/Mirrorless camera, we are happy to lend you one of our cameras to use during your workshop, free of charge! All you need to bring is your own SD card. To request to borrow a loan camera for your workshop, email us at least 36 hours in advance of your workshop with the subject line "Help! I Need a Camera!”; please include your workshop dates and order confirmation number in the email. Please note that we have a limited number of loan cameras available, and the program works on a first come, first served basis.