Every summer, RIT's School of Photographic Arts and Sciences offers a one-week Digital Photography Workshop for high school students. Taught by faculty, the intensive experience immerses you in a range of opportunities to explore professional photography in a unique and exciting environment home to one of the world's leading photography schools.
Through daily projects, lectures, demos and discussions, you will learn basic technical and photographic skills, along with visual storytelling techniques. Photography assignments in advertising, fine art, photographic science, photojournalism and visual media will be produced. Exercises in high-speed photography, photomicrography and more will also be integrated throughout the week. The course is open to all high school students who are passionate about exploring digital photography.
A past workshop student sets up a photo outside on RIT's campus. By Frank Cost.
Workshop dates and hours
July 6-10, 2020
9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Workshop students have the opportunity to use RIT's many photography studios to complete assignments that incorporate lighting and other photography techniques.
Throughout the week, you will learn skills in the following areas:
Digital capture — proper exposure and color balance
Composition and lighting techniques and skills
Camera controls — shutter speed, aperture and depth of field
Hand-held flash techniques
Techniques for approaching/photographing strangers
Artificial light photography in the studio
Photojournalism and picture editing
Fine art photography
Photographing for science
A past course attendee works on an assignment. By Frank Cost.
The workshop is taught by faculty from RIT's School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, which rosters award-winning photographers who have won Pulitzer Prizes and a Guggenheim Fellowship, served as deputy director of the White House Photo Office, photographed big-names celebrities like Jay-Z and Kanye West and produced industry-changing work recognized around the world.