• The best photography camp for beginners!

WHAT AND WHY

Why send your child for a photography camp?

The new age digital cameras prove to be a two edged sword for the beginners. On one hand, you can shoot decent photos without any training, and on the other, the complex menus and buttons refrain beginners from exploring and benefitting from the potential of their camera and truly learning the art of photography.

This camp helps the beginner photographers get an overview of the fundamentals on which serious photography is built. Merged with outdoor adventure activities, the program comprises of a series of interesting classroom sessions and fun practical hands-on sessions. Their combination is designed to provide a comprehensive technical foundation to the students and allows them to explore all the way to the artistic aspects of photography.

About the Campsite

Seated in the lap of the Himalayas, the EdTerra Photography Camp is a haven for photography buffs and nature lovers alike. Crisp and cool mountain air, wonderful light, varied topography, clear night skies, and the surrounding lush green mountains, make it a perfect abode for photographers. Apart from great light, the cool, verdant setting is ideal for the long hours of thinking, discussions and practical sessions that are essential to dwell deeper into the art of photography.

The camp offers comfortable tents for a good night’s rest, covered area for classroom sessions and group presentations, freshly cooked wholesome food, and ample scenic spots where teams can work collaboratively to create and compose creative images in their minds before capturing them through the lens of their cameras.

What will participants experience?

Fun classroom sessions, long hours in the outdoors clicking photos, tons of exciting projects, a bit of thinking and collaboration, presenting their own work and critically appreciating the works of others, mixed with a healthy dose of adventure activities. The workshop assumes that the participants have no formal grounding in photography and aims to systematically walk them through the fundamentals; be it holding a camera or understanding the relationship between shutter and aperture. EdTerra’s “Truly Educational” methodology enables them to create original captivating images that are technically sound. The students will undertake group-based projects, the output of which they present before other groups for critical appreciation. For the grand finale, each team will execute and showcase a larger audio-visual project, employing their creative and technical photography skills learnt during the camp.

Needless to say, a daily prescription of relevant adventure activities and fun games are in place to keep the campers fit and make the entire experience immersive and delightful.

What will the Photography Camper take back home?

The camp provides the building blocks that will allow your child to get up and running in the direction of an accomplished photographer. Your child will systematically understand the basics of what makes a good photograph (we call them ‘the twelve elements’), and learn how not to commit the most common mistakes that photographers make, be it exposure, composition or camera care. Expect your child to return with a headful of wonderful ideas and memories and a passion to pursue photography in a more meaningful manner. In short, this is a camp where your child is expected to internalize the basics of photography, which means covering a lot of ground, both technically and aesthetically. What more, your child will carry home an entire portfolio of excellent creative images which are both original and technically sound.

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Head Educator

SHONU CHANDRA

Shonu Chandra has a masters in Mass Communication and PGD in Children, Youth & Development from ISS, Holland. He has undertaken photography assignments both within India and overseas. His earlier work was geared more towards product and fashion photography which included both Indian and foreign clients. He graduated to video where he had the opportunity to work with some of the major international channels, which include, BBC World, ABC, Nippon TV, TV 5, etc. He has designed various child-led media projects and has worked with media and children in USA, Asia and Africa. His work has received various international awards including the coveted One World Special Achievement Award.

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PHOTO GALLERY

ITINERARY

A Day by Day Adventure Summary

day 1:

Photography: A brief history. How a camera works. Understanding light. Relationship between Shutter, Aperture and ISO. Basic mistakes photographers make.

day 2:

Know your camera. Composition: The Twelve Elements - Part A. 5 common mistakes landscape photographers make. Shooting landscapes. Understanding white balance. Shooting the magic hour.

day 3:

Composition: The Twelve Elements - Part B. Shoot what you love. Introduction to macro photography. Taking care of camera equipment.

day 4:

Review of the work of some famous photographers and see which of the 12 Elements have been used in their work. Understanding How Equipment matters but ideas matter more (with special focus on mega pixel and raw). Shoot what you please using 6-7 elements of composition. 5 creative ways to use motion in photography.

day 5:

Capturing an idea: The Ultimate Photography Project for the ultimate learning. Meet the artist in you.

day 6:

Young Photographers Adventure Exhibit. Show your work and take your prize. Depart for Delhi.

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q  Who should attend this Camp?

    A   Any child between 12 and 14 years of age is welcome to join the Camp.
  • Q  How many participants can be expected to attend?

    A   Your child can expect a maximum of 30 other kids for company. The Camp strength has been kept down to provide personalised attention to individual participants and for the effective execution of the program activities.
  • Q  What equipment should the participant have?

    A   Participants are required to carry - Digital camera which offers manual setting - Tripod - Lens cleaning cloth - External flash (optional) - Pen drive
  • Q  Should they carry their laptop or Ipad?

    A  A The students are welcome to carry these electronic gadgets; however they will be responsible for the safe-keeping of the equipment.
  • Q  What happens if the equipment is stolen or damaged?

    A   Our campsites are very safe where no external person is allowed. This includes parents as well as relatives and friends of the instructors and other camp staff. However, in the highly unlikely event of theft, EdTerra cannot be held responsible. In the event equipment is damaged because of neglect, misuse or fight between participants, EdTerra cannot be held responsible for the same.
  • Q  What sort of accommodation can my child expect?

    A   Accommodation will be in tents at a well-furnished campus with all the basic amenities (electricity with certain time limit at few campsites, running water, hot food, etc.). Each tent will be shared by minimum of 4 and maximum of 6 children. Girls and boys shall have separate accommodation.
  • Q  What is the adult:child ratio? And who all shall be part of the camp?

    A   The adult:child ratio while travelling is 1:10 and on campus is 1:7. The camp shall have A) Campus Chief - who shall be over all facilitator of the camp and main mentor for the students. B) Activity Chief- An expert in the chosen activity. C) Program Leader/ Journey Mentors - Trained EdTerra Educators who shall assist the AC and the CC. D) Doctor - Doctor on call.
  • Q  What about my child's safety during the camp?

    A   Your child's safety is of paramount importance to us. The Campus Chief leading this Camp has been trained by EdTerra on child protection, child behaviour and development, health and safety, activity program delivery, EdTerra's code of conduct, policies and procedures.The Activity Chief will accompany the children on all activities along with the JM. All the staff members are qualified to administer First Aid.
  • Q  What things should my child bring to this Camp?

    A  

    Post registration, EdTerra will provide an exhaustive to-pack list, enabling participants to pack appropriately for the journey.

  • Q  What sort of toilets can my child expect?

    A   Most of the campsites have attached toilets (western style). Some campsites might have toilet at a maximum distance of 80 m from the tents. In case the toilets are not attached we shall have separate washrooms and toilets for girls and boys.
  • Q  What sort of food can my child expect?

    A   At the campsite normally vegetarian food. Nonveg is served twice during the program, on the first and the last day. Our menu has good variety and is designed to balanced taste and nutrition.
  • Q  Is there any preparation required prior to travelling for the camp?

    A   A) Outdoor camps involve a lot of walking. It is recommended that the participants do engage routinely in some physical exercise to build their stamina for the camp. B) In case the child is prone to motion sickness, do inform the travel leaders and avoid eating heavy oily food prior to the journey. C) Tetanus shot before the camp is compulsory, EdTerra does not encourage any vaccines to to be given at the campsites unless necessary.
  • Q  How will the students travel to the campsite?

    A   A  Students will travel from New Delhi Railway Station (Ajmeri Gate) to Haridwar by Shatabdi and futher on by bus. Please contact us for more details.
  • Q  How can we stay in touch with our child while he/she is at the camp?

    A   We operate in wilderness areas where internet connectivity is intermittent. Mobile phones are not allowed on the campsites. In case of an emergency on camp, the staff shall contact you directly on the emergency number provided by you on the form. In case of an emergency from your side, please leave a message on our emergency number and we shall connect you with your child at the earliest. ** Note since the children are at times outside the campsite there might be a delayed response time. We will keep posting updates on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/edterraindia) as and when they are sent in by our campus chief, We shall try our level best to post pictures of camp but, the photos posted may or may not feature your child or all participants at once. Each photograph will represent the conditions at the camp indicating that it is running smoothly.
  • Q  How do I register my child/children?

    A   Please click on Register Now to choose from 3 easy options. You can register online. You can also download the registration form from our website, print, fill-in and submit it at our office along with the applicable fee or call 011- 48885800 for more information.

PROGRAM FEE*

Payments can be made by cheque or draft in favour of EDTERRA EDVENTURES PVT LTD. We also accept credit cards and cash at our office only. We do not accept any part payments. Participant is registered only after the payment is made. Do read the cancellation clause below.

Payment, Cancellation, Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions and Exclusions in brief:

Inclusions

  • Maximum of 6 participants sharing accommodation in comfortable tents
  • Road transfer from Delhi to the campsite and back
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and hot beverages (coffee and tea)
  • Aquagaurd/RO facility (bottled water on request and at additional cost)
  • All instructors, collaterals and travel fee
  • Insurance
  • Meals on the way to the camp location and back (if required)
  • All applicable taxes

Exclusions

  • Airfare, if any
  • Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals and beverages ordered, laundry and
  • phone calls
  • Soft drinks
  • Anything that is not expressly mentioned in the inclusions list

Payment Terms

100% Camp fee in advance for confirmation.

Cancellation Policy

  • 14 days prior to departure, Rs 2000 will be deducted.
  • 2 days prior to departure, no refund. is applicable.
  • *** EdTerra can cancel/ call off the program in case there is a threat towards political unrest, in case of natural calamities and in case EdTerra fails to meet the minimum group size requirement.
EdTerra shall, under no circumstances be responsible for natural calamities/ political disasters that occur during the journey and program. However, EdTerra will ensure that the best possible measures are taken to keep the child safe in case any untoward incident occurs during the program.

Program at a glance

  • Total Seats Left: 30
  • Date:
    C4: 29th May - 4th June
  • Program Fee:

    Rs. 28,874

  • Venue:

    Camp X Terra - Rani Chowri, Chamba

  • Ages:

    12 - 14 Years

  • Head Educator:

    Shonu Chandra

  • Mode of Travel:

    Train (Shtabdi Express) From NDLS

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Contact

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506, Vikrant Towers, 4 Rajendra Place,
New Delhi - 110008 India
Tel: +91-11-48885800

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