The summer will soon arrive! The school year for your children is drawing to a close in just a few moments or so. Check out Program Canon, an online summer camp that teaches photography and filmmaking, if you want to keep them occupied with something that you will be able to share with them when they get older. If students are free from academic obligations—whether temporarily or permanently—why not foster an interest in photography?
When did you first become aware that photography was a skill that you might master and develop more over time? What would have happened if you could have begun at least ten or more years earlier?
Children under the age of 16 can participate in Canon Canada’s online camps. The classes are held over the period of five days, beginning in the early part of July and continuing until the end of August. If you take advantage of the early bird offer and sign up, Canon Canada will only charge you $99.99 CAD. After the early bird discount has passed, the cost of the courses will increase to $149 CAD.
The summer camp offered by Canon Canada is comprised of three primary activities that are geared toward children of two distinct age groups:
- Photo Foundations for Kids, 8-12 and for Teens, 13-16,
- Beyond the Basics for Kids, 8-12 and for Teens, 13-16, and
- Intro to Video and YouTube for Kids, 8-12 and for Teens, 13-16.
Canon places a cap on the number of students enrolled in each session at 10 so that its highly qualified instructors can deliver teaching, inspiration, photo assignments, and feedback entirely through the use of live zoom.
As an educator myself, I’ve always found that one of the best ways to help timid children to put themselves out there, create connections they might not ordinarily make, and lift their confidence is to engage them in creative group study. I’ve found this to be one of the best approaches. Canon is undoubtedly striving to have a successful beginning to the summer.
What age were you when you first became interested in photography?
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