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  1. Career Edge - NYU High School Summer Program

Photography: Through the Mind's Eye and the Camera Lens

Are you interested in pursuing a career as a photographer, majoring in photography in college, or even starting to take pictures as a fun new hobby? Have you ever been curious how photographs in books, magazines and social media come together? Whether you’ve been taking photos for years or are just starting out, this pre-college course will inspire you to look at your surroundings through a new lens: the camera lens. During our session, you will meet and mingle with students from across the country and around the world and share your ideas while developing your own unique style. Learn from an industry expert what goes into taking great photos and acquire technical aptitude in digital photography. Class trips around New York City will allow you to capture the best images of what will be a great summer experience. As a student enrolled in this program, you will walk away with foundational digital photography skills, including the technical use of a digital camera; basic art terms and meanings; manipulation of elements such as color, composition, and form; and introductory skills in photo editing.

Please note: You must provide your own DSLR non-point-and-shoot camera that can be set to manual controls to participate in this course.

Ideal For

  • High school students who have completed grades 9, 10, or 11
  • High school students interested in exploring a possible career in photography

You'll Walk Away With

  • A digital image bank of your photography
  • Familiarity with digital photography, including the technical use of a digital camera; basic art terms and meanings; manipulation of elements such as color, composition, and form; and introductory skills in photo editing
  • An NYU transcript showing grade(s) earned upon completion of the course (Please note: No college credit or certificate of completion is granted for this course.)

Available Sessions

  • Session 3 Jul 18 - 22, 2022 Mon - Fri 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Information Table

Students from around the world attend NYU summer programs, but only a college prep program like High School Academy provides the opportunity to explore both traditional and emerging career paths.

Projects and short assignments provide take-aways that prepare you for college classroom work, while demonstrating your newly acquired skills.

Career Edge Schedule

Deadlines

Application is now closed! We look forward to posting Summer 2023 information in early January 2023.

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