Photography in Practice


One-week session
August 3-7
9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Boys and girls, rising 7th through 10th graders

What to bring: Digital camera (DSLR preferred), memory card for the camera, flash drive (8GB or higher), sunscreen, water bottle, lunch with a drink, snacks

This course goes beyond the basics of photography and explores the manual settings of your digital camera. We will cover framing, exposure (shutter speed and aperture), focus, basic effects, and the fundamentals of editing in Adobe Photoshop (July 13 week only) . We will also explore unique photography locations in our area, including Glen Echo, the National Zoo, Great Falls, the National Mall and more.

Also check out our Mobile and Digital Photography class!

Teacher Bio: Laura John is a graduate of the Corcoran College of Art and Design and holds a master’s degree in art education. She currently teaches Upper School media arts (digital photography, graphic design and digital art) and yearbook at Landon. She grew up in the Bethesda area.

Fun fact: Laura is planning to spend part of her summer hiking on the Appalachian Trail. 

Practice photography!


Landon Summer inspires boys and girls to build their confidence and explore their passions in a vibrant, nurturing camp environment that emphasizes community, discovery, independence, and fun.
6101 Wilson Lane  /  
Bethesda, MD 20817
 /  301-320-1044  /  
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Established in 1935, Landon Summer offers traditional day camps and specialized programs for boys and girls, ages 3 1/2 - 17.

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