Photo Camp

Less than seven minutes north of Lake Worth in downtown West Palm Beach you will find one of the finest Photographic Centers.  Their community exhibition space is open to the public and on August 24 they will unveil a very special show all created during Foto Camp.  If I didn’t mention here that the age range of these shooters is from 10 to 17 you would not know this by viewing their creative work.                     photo by Peggy Rich                       The last session is about to start and it is an awesome opportunity as there are only a few  spaces available.  What exactly do they do during photo camp.  The obvious is shoot photos, not so fast.   The same facilities are  used by the campers as are used for the adult workshops.  Each shooter is assigned a computer, a SLR camera for the duration of the 10 day camp, their equipment, their responsibility.  Some strict guide lines like be on time, the rest use your eyes decide which lens and show us your vision.  In the computer lab, they learn layers in Adobe photoshop, to crop, enhance, then select the 10 best images from the previous days shoot.  Daily excursions can find them in any number of diverse interesting places.  How would you like to go to Grassy Waters with the likes of Raymond Gehman ?The ratio of TA along with master photographer like Ray is 1 to 3 not bad and they are all selected for what they can contribute via  their photographic experience.  As in the art world who your instructor is, is cache.  I’m always delighted in telling people that I was a student of  Garry Winogrand.  Here in the studio they are shown how to paint with light by Ray.   Priceless.  The next and final Foto Camp for the summer is July 23, that’s this coming Monday.

About Lake Worth Florida by the moment the source of inspiration

A former Unite Press International photographer. Spent 9 years with Cruise Ship Photos of London. Moved to Lake Worth from Coconut Grove, with artist husband Fred Hunt. Never leaves the house without a camera. Writes another blog "One Ear Society" dealing with the ins and outs of the art world. Closed her Art Gallery in Coconut Grove after 17 years to relocate in Lake Worth.
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