Photography Camp

Hybrid In-person & virtual learning Photo camp

Designer Camp x Leica Akademie USA


July 26th – 30th, 2021

MONDAY: 9:00am – 3:00pm

TUESDAY: 9:00am – 3:00pm

WEDNESDAY: 9:00am – 3:00pm

THURSDAY: 9:00am – 3:00pm

FRIDAY: 9:00am – 3:00pm




Join us this Summer 2021, In partnership with Designer Camp!  This week-long intensive camp will highlight different types of photography genres through the lens of master photographers from around the world.

Photography Camp will be held at The Leica Store & Gallery Los Angeles, (the Global Flagship for Leica Camera).  This will be an experience for both in-person students who are in Los Angeles, and students joining virtual who wish to join from afar.

Industry professionals will join the camp each day to inspire the students, offer their expertise, and guide them through hands-on photo shoots and creative exercises. Students will engage in activations utilizing the fundamentals of photography and industry knowledge they learn each day.  Q&A sessions, mentorship opportunities, portfolio critiques and career guidance will also be available throughout the week. 

Students will print & matte their images on professional archival/museum grade ink-jet paper and create a personal portfolio. Their work will be critiqued by world class and renowned photographers and instructors in preparation for their final presentation. The camp will culminate with a grand finale artist exhibit, where students will learn what it’s like to prepare for a real gallery opening or show in their future. During this final presentation, students will present their portfolio of work to their peers, parents and local Leica team.


    • Photography Fundamentals

    • Portraiture

    • Product Photography 

    • Macro Photography

    • Fashion Photography

    • Camera Operation

    • Photographic Masters of the Past (Online Attendees)
    • Behance Online Portfolio Critique via ZOOM (Online Attendees)

Tuition Includes:

  • Leica camera rental – a $200 credit will be reissued to students who provide their own Leica camera

  • Photographer Kit ($100 value)

  • Portfolio with professionally printed ink-jet photos

  • Professionally printed and matted photographs

  • Adobe Behance Digital Portfolio


The camp is for youth ages 11-17.  Anyone with a desire to learn how to shoot images beyond using a cell phone and learn various facets of photography from capture to presentation are encouraged to sign up.

This is a Hybrid Online/ In-Person workshop with CDC recommended COVID safety protocols for California.

Enrollment is STRICTLY limited to only 12 participants in-person, and up to 5 participants online.  All instructors and the camp directors have been fully vaccinated & will be masked for the workshop.

Camp will occur the Leica Gallery Los Angeles and adhere to local social distance guidelines.


ABOUT The Camp.

Designer Camp is the leading collaborative design-based summer camp for young creatives (ages 11 – 17). For seven years their unique programs have been in partnership with nationally-recognized designers and brands, bringing the design community together to inspire the next generation of creatives. 

Designer Camp’s mission is to give students a community that helps them cultivate their unique creativity and help them discover the many career opportunities for their future.

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