Gain the technical skills to master all the settings and techniques to capture the shots you want with a DSLR camera. You'll learn what settings to use in different situations to make your photos dramatic and professional.
Use pro software and techniques
Learn how to use Lightroom and Photoshop, the tools used by industry professionals to create magazine covers and movie posters at companies like Vogue and Disney. You'll go beyond applying filters and learn about layers, masks, blending modes and many other tools.
Take your best shot
Develop your eye for photos. Improve your photo lighting, composition, and editing to produce photos you'll be proud to share. Showcase you best work in an online portfolio you can keep.
Can I bring my own camera?
Yes, we recommend it! While we provide all students with an entry level Canon DSLR you are welcome to bring your own and learn how to do all the functions on the camera you will be actually using after …
Yes, we recommend it! While we provide all students with an entry level Canon DSLR you are welcome to bring your own and learn how to do all the functions on the camera you will be actually using after the camp. If your camera does not have the required features for some of the projects you can still use one of our cameras.
Gallery of some past students work from this course
Double Exposure Portrait by Fire Tech Student
Student Levitation Project
Using studio lighting for portraits
Light Panting Experiment
Student blends forest scene with silhouette portrait
Across five days, campers will learn all the key functions of a modern DSLR (digital) camera and how to use it to create great images worthy of framing and putting on your wall. Suitable for ages 12+.
We start with the DSLR cameras and teach you all about the functions and controls. We provide cameras or you can bring your own. We’ll go through the basics of composition and shooting – lighting, exposure, depth of field, and framing to really get to grips will all the possibilities of your camera and set up.
Next, we work with Adobe® Lightroom and Photoshop to organise, process, edit and retouch photos. We’ll even show you how to create special effects with exciting photo projects! Finally, learn to export and publish your work to showcase online. Walk away with a professional-quality photography portfolio!
This Digital Photography and Editing with PhotoShop course will give you a strong base and get your creative juices flowing.
What your child will learn
How to get the most from your camera and improve your photos
Understand how your camera works, what are its capabilities and limitations
Learn about exposure and how to control it
Learn how to solve common problems and shoot in difficult situations
Learn how to use composition and lighting to turn a nice shot into a great shot
Organise photos and process raw files with Adobe Lightroom
Use the powerful editing software Adobe Photoshop - including creating special effects
Publish your best work in an online gallery to showcase your portfolio
Will studied at the Royal Academy of Music and is one of Fire Tech most long-standing digital music tutors. He's a drummer, composer, and loves teaching young people how to combine technology with music to build sounds, songs, compositions and much more.