Teen Photography Camp

The Summer Teen Camp Photography Workshop is an intensive course in digital SLR photography designed for Teens 14 and older.

This week long workshop will introduce you to the world of digital photography. We'll run through the basics of operating your camera, give you lots of creative shooting exercises both in the field and in our studios.

We'll even put on a full-scale portraiture and fashion shoot and take you through working with your files on the computer.

Expect to have tons of fun and learn lots during this exciting week.

Bring your cameras with manual control capabilities (A DSLR is recommended), a memory card, and an open mind!

Day 1 :

Introduction to Digital Photography. Camera overview, basic digital photography principles such as exposure and white balance will be discussed. Hands-on composition and photographic design workshop and image presentation.

Day 2 :

Photo Fieldtrip to Granville Island and Yaletown. We will leave and walk together from our studio on West 7th Avenue. Creative shooting assignments will be given, and we'll discuss and review our results upon returning to our studio.

Day 3 :

We'll start the day with an introduction to a professional photography studio environment. We'll work together through some creative shooting assignments and discuss constant and flash-light (strobe) in a professional studio setup. The afternoon is spent reviewing images and discussing image enhancement using image editing and organizing software such as Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop etc…

Day 4:

Today our group will be treated to a full-scale photography shoot, both in studio and on-location. We will set-up several shooting opportunities, from portraiture to fashion, using professional models and lighting equipment. We'll walk to a nearby park and continue to shoot on-location, using both natural and artificial light, before returning to the studio to download our images together.

Day 5 :

Today we'll look over all the images shot during the week and discuss and demonstrate how to edit and work with them using the imaging software Adobe Lightroom and/or Photoshop. Students will also have the opportunity to print a selection of their best images with our high quality Epson printers. Everyone leaves with a slideshow video of their images and the group's work from the week.



Beginner/General Interest. No previous photography experience required.


Maximum 15 participants.

What to Bring

Equipment Needed:

Bring your camera (must have manual controls) and at least 1 lens.
Optional: additional lenses, camera flash and tripod.
Memory card.
A CD, DVD or USB jump drive to take home images and the slideshow video.

We Provide:

Detailed course notes in binder.
All lighting equipment and professional models when shooting in a professional studio setting as part of this course.


Early-Bird Discount:

Most of our courses and workshops offer a 10% discount is applied automatically if you register before the Early-Bird Discount deadline date listed in the registration table below.

Some courses and workshops offer a discount if you're among the first 3 people who register. This discount will replace the 'standard' Early Bird Discount mentioned above, and will be applied automatically during the online registration process (as long as it is available). Check the course/workshop listing page for more details.

Group Discount:

A 5% discount will be appplied if 3 or more people register at the same time for the same workshop. (All 3 tuitions must be paid for by one credit card to be considered a group registration.) Please follow the instructions on the online registration page.


In order to provide the best learning environment possible VPW keeps class and tour sizes limited to 10-15 people (depending on the workshop). This is but one reason that we count on you to attend your chosen class or tour, once you have registered for it.

If you must withdraw for any reason please be aware of our refund policy as follows:

For our Local Lectures, Seminars, and Workshops valued at or under $100, VPW is unable to provide a cash refund. Transfers are limited to one transfer to either the same event at a later date, or a different event of equal value. VPW requires 48 hours written notice in order to make such a transfer (email notice is acceptable). The event you are transferring to must occur within 6 months of the original event you registered for. A $15 fee will be applied to all transfers.

For our Local Workshops, 1 to 5 days in length and our Local 4 to 10 Week Courses, VPW requires 30 days written notice (before the event start date) of your withdrawal in order to provide a refund. (Email notice is acceptable.)

For our Master Photographer Series workshops, 1 to 5 days in length, VPW requires 60 days written notice (before the workshop start date) of your withdrawal in order to provide a refund. VPW may retain 15% of fees paid or $150 minimum in processing your refund. If the tuition is less than $500 the minimum fee drops to $75.

Within 45 days of the Master Photographer Series workshop date all fees paid are non-refundable.

For our Photo Tours (national and international), the following charges will apply:

  • If you cancel up to 3 months before the tour start date and we can fill your space, your reservation (or deposit) fee will be refunded
  • There is no additional cancellation fee up to 8 weeks before the start of your tour
  • From 8 weeks to 4 weeks before the tour: 25% of your balance
  • From 4 weeks to 1 week before the tour: 50% of your balance
  • From 1 week to 72 hours before the tour: 75% of your balance
  • If you cancel within 72 hours of the start of the trip, no refund can be paid
  • Transaction charges incurred on accepting and refunding payments will be deducted from the refund amount
  • In the (unlikely) event that we cancel the Photo Tour, all monies paid will be refunded in full

We highly recommend that you take out travel insurance to guard yourself against monies lost due to unavoidable cancellation by either party.

Transfers (for all events over $100): If you wish to transfer to a different workshop date, VPW requires a minimum of 30 days written (email) notice. All transfers are based on availaibility, and subject to approval by VPW staff. For courses/workshops with tuition above $101, the transfer fee is $35.

Transfer Fees as based on event pricing:
Tuition of $100 and below, the transfer fee is $15
Tuition of $101 and above, the transfer fee is $35

VPW can give no refunds:

If you registered for any event valued at or under $100
If you do not show up for your registered course.
If you register for a course beyond or below your skill or ability level.

Refunds for all events valued at $101 and above (excluding Master Series Workshops):
If a student wishes to cancel their registration for any of VPW's events, and has provided written notice within the appropriate timeframe, a refund less a $50 administration fee will be provided.

Course Cancellation:

Occasionally, we may have to cancel a course due to low enrollment. In this case, we will issue a full refund of all monies paid to VPW up to that time.

Instructor Replacement:

In the event that a listed instructor is unable to participate because of a change in his or her professional schedule, we will replace the instructor with someone of equal or similar credentials. If we cannot find a replacement in due time before the course is about to start, a particular class may have to be rescheduled.


In the event that we cancel your course, for any reason, the extent of VPW's liability is limited to the return of all monies paid. We will do everything we can to register you in another equivalent course. VPW will not be responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses of any kind.

Please note: An administration charge of $50 applies to all refunds

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"Great course - I really enjoyed the hands-on shooting exercises and I am confident using my digital camera gear now."

"What a great Introduction to Digital Photography! Fun class, instructor and day trips. Info well delivered.

I will sign up for the next program, I was so impressed!"

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The Summer Teen Camp Photography Workshop is taught by the following instructor:
Syx Langemann

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Class Dates Time Early-Bird Discount Offer: Location Instructor Registration
Tues - Sat July 30th - August 2nd, 2012 10am-3pm First 3 registrants receive $45 off regular tuition fees! VPW Studios Syx Langemann SOLD OUT!!
Mon - Fri July 22nd - 26th, 2013 10am-3pm First 3 registrants receive $45 off regular tuition fees! VPW Studios Syx Langemann Click Here to Register
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