Web Design & Photography
iD Tech Camps Course | Ages 13-17
Web Design & Photography
Web Design & Digital Photography Summer Camp for Teens
- iD Tech Camps
- 13-17 (Must turn 13 by 12-31-17)
- Skill Level
- Beg - Adv
- Ratio Guarantee
- 8 students per instructor
- Adobe Photoshop, DSLR Cameras
Capture the perfect shot while mastering the high-end features of an advanced DSLR camera. Learn the fundamentals of light, shadow, exposure, and composition, then wrap your art in a website using sophisticated editing tools from Adobe. Go home with your very own portfolio and website.
What Will Students Take Home?
Students in these design and photo camps will take home their working website files, raw photography stills, and Photoshop files. Additionally, each student will select their best work and create an online portfolio.
Additional Course Information
Want to build a website from scratch, and feature a gallery of your own fantastic photos? You'll start by designing and publishing your own website, then enhance your creation using Adobe Photoshop. At this art design summer camp, students learn about HTML, explore color theory, and design creative text effects with customized graphics.
Once your website is beginning to take shape, you'll learn to capture the perfect shot while mastering the high end features of a professional camera. You will delve into different aspects of photography (landscape, portrait, photojournalism), proper color balance (white balance) and color correction, as well as location lighting techniques. Students in this course will use industry-standard photography tools. Leave camp with your picture portfolio featured in your custom-designed website.
Looking for something different? View other photography camps and web design courses.
What Will Students Learn?
Students Will Learn to:
- Use exposure and focus techniques
- Edit photos
- Shoot landscape photography
- Practice web design and typography
- Use HTML output and web hosting
Top Skills Gained
Software & Hardware Skills Development
- Adobe Photoshop
- Professional DSLR camera
STEM & 21st Century Skills Development
- Project planning
Skill Level | Is This Design & Photography Course Appropriate for Your Student?
There are no prerequisites for this web design and digital photography course other than the desire to learn about two design-oriented disciplines digital photography and web design! The curriculum is customized for beginner to advanced learners ages 13-17. Lessons in this course are delivered both in a group seminar style and individual instruction modules tailored to each student. All students will learn photography and web development skills and go home with a website featuring their best photographs at the end of the week.
This design camp is recommended for students interested in the technical components of mastering professional digital cameras and the fundamentals of web design. With our customizable curriculum, these classes are perfect for beginning photography students as well as advanced photographers. Feel free to call us at 1-888-709-8324 so that we can make personal recommendations, should you need assistance.
Where Is This Course Offered?
California - Northern
California - Southern
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Hours & Tuition
Check-In: 8-9am Mon-Fri
Pick-Up: 5-6pm Mon-Thurs, Fri 3-4pm (varies by site)
Tuition: From $799/week USD. All taxes included.
Commuter Lunch Plan: Starts at an additional $60/week
Check-In: Sunday 6pm
Pick-Up: Friday 3-4pm (times may vary)
All Inclusive: Add $569/week USD. All taxes included.
Meals: All meals included
Please note: In addition to the prices listed above, there will be a one-time Safety & Compliance Fee of $20 per student per year.
Your Tuition Includes:
- 8:1 student-to-instructor ratio (guaranteed)
- Free flex hours at check-in and pick-up
- Diploma with transcript and instructor insights
- Final project and software discounts
- Custom iD Tech t-shirt, H2O bottle
- Outdoor time, campus tours (most locations)
- Gaming tournaments
- Access to online curriculum (iD Game Plan)
Add $179 (annual subscription)
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Ultimate Gaming Weekends
Add $379 per weekend
Ultimate Gaming Weekends (UGWs) are offered at select iD Tech Camps locations for ages 10+, and are intended to bridge the gap for students attending 2 consecutive weeklong camp sessions. You may also stay the weekend after your session. UGWs can be selected as an add-on during registration. Students who stay the weekend can expect campus excursions, gaming tournaments, and a variety of fun indoor and outdoor summer activities.
Continuing Education Units
Add $99 per week
Gain a competitive advantage for college! Teens ages 13-17 attending iD Tech Camps have the option to purchase accredited Continuing Education Units (CEUs), issued by Villanova University. CEUs are nationally recognized units of measurement for participation in non-credit continuing education programs. CEUs are not transferrable as college credit.
7:15am: Overnight campers, rise and shine! Eat breakfast in the campus dining hall—breakfast is typically all-you-can-eat, and consists of favorites such as pancakes, sausages, orange juice, cereal, waffles, and fruit. (Make sure to notify us of any special dietary needs or allergies before camp.)
8–9am: Day campers check-in between 8–9am with our flex hours (no extra cost).
9am: All campers meet for morning announcements, icebreakers, and team-building activities.
9:30am: Split into course groups and let the tech innovation begin! Breaks are taken at the discretion of each instructor. Younger students will take more frequent breaks.
Noon: Lunch time—head to the dining hall if you’re on the iD Meal Plan. Depending on the policy of each university, students who bring their own lunch will either eat in the dining hall with the rest of the crew, or gather elsewhere with an iD instructor.
1pm: Back to the labs!
2:30pm: A game of Ultimate Frisbee, anyone? Capture the flag? Board games? Optional sports? We offer many summer camp activities that vary by week and location. Beyond STEM skill development, students will socialize, make friends, and have fun.
3:15pm: Return to the labs. Let’s create!
5pm: Wrap-up your projects for the day.
5–6pm: Pick-up time for Day campers. Pick-up flex hours are between 5–6pm, at no extra charge.
6pm: Dinner for overnight campers.
7pm: Overnight campers participate in supervised recreational activities such as optional sports, gaming tournaments, and movie nights. In some cases, students can continue working on their projects, as scheduling permits.
10pm: Lights out for overnight campers.
Discover what sets our teaching style apart.
8:1 Staff Ratio Guarantee
We guarantee small class sizes, with a maximum of 8 students per instructor. At iD Tech, our teaching philosophy is premised on personalization—your path, at your pace. Passionate, all-adult instructors guide you through tailored curriculum with one-on-one teaching. The immersive environment is ideal for fostering creativity and allowing you to reach your learning potential. Read more about our 8:1 iD Guarantee.
How We Teach | Personalized Instruction
Our tech curriculum is based on a blended learning strategy. We couple live one-on-one instruction with iD Game Plan, our innovative learning engine, to provide you with properly paced learning. Most of our courses at iD Tech Camps are for beginner through advanced students.
Our entire staff is comprised of adults ages 18 and over. We do not hire Counselors-in-Training (CITs) at our summer technology camps. We believe you learn best from adults who have mastered their technology skills. Some of our instructors are tech industry professionals. Others are graduate and undergraduate students majoring in the fields of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, App Design, Film, and other related fields. We’re extremely selective when it comes to our camp staff.
Friday Family Showcase
On the last day of camp during Family Showcase, instructors present each student with a personalized iD Tech Diploma and recap students' key accomplishments. Afterwards, students unveil their final projects to parents and siblings, demonstrating all that they learned in just one week of camp.
At iD Tech Camps, balance is very important. Our courses are fun and engaging, and completely unlike school. We want you to develop genuine passion for STEM subjects, and keep coming back year after year. If it's not fun—and if you don't learn a lot—we know you won't return. You can expect roughly 5 hours a day of instruction, with plenty of time for supervised breaks, social time, outdoor play, optional sports, video games, and other creative techtivities. (Jump to Sample Day for additional details.) Many clients describe the total iD Tech experience as "magical" and "unlike anything else." We work hard to make the experience unique, memorable, and valuable.
Design & Photography Camp Reviews & Testimonials
"Appreciated the amount of photographic technique taught in the class and the pacing of shooting vs. editing."- Judd V., Parent, Web Design & Photography
"I was so impressed with what my son is able to produce after this week of digital photography camp-the photos look very professional, well-composed and expressive."- Joy W., Parent, Web Design & Photography
"What a great week for our son to spend time doing something he loves to do with other campers who love it too. Thanks to such a fun-loving staff."- Jennifer C., Parent, Web Design & Photography
"My son's teacher was able to challenge him individually once she realized he had some background in Photoshop. She was responsive and appreciative of the class's different interests and levels, and helped students learn from each other."- Cara M., Parent, Web Design & Photography
"My son learned an amazing amount in one week. He started with no knowledge at all and now seems very comfortable with the camera and the programs."- Cecily M., Parent, Web Design & Photography
"I like how the class evaluates your level and goes from there, so that you don't learn things you already know and are guaqranteed to learn more."- Christelle F., Student, Web Design & Photography
"This program really enhanced my ability to take more artistic photos."- Ryan H., Student, Web Design & Photography
"I love how in the photography class, we were taught by a professional photographer and were able to go outside for photo shooting. Also, with my smaller class, we got more hands-on experience and help from our teacher."- Brad L., Student, Web Design & Photography
"I really enjoyed the course and am excited to apply it to my own life back at home, as I hope to take the knowledge and experience from this camp home with me. I hope I can come back next year!"- Julian M., Student, Web Design & Photography
"iD Tech Camps was a great way for me to meet new and interesting people who taught me so much about digital photography, and what makes a great photographer. My teacher was knowledgeable in photography, and always had great advice for us as we learned more and more about photography, and what makes a great photo! This was something I will do again, and I know it can only get better!"- Sophie S., Student, Web Design & Photography