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Mark Bergkvist
Spectacular Smart Phone Photography: One of the biggest misconceptions is that you can't take great photographs with a smart phone. Today's smart phones are quickly catching up with the technology in advanced DSLR cameras. Although as with any camera, a person can take poor or great photos, We will provide you with the knowledge and techniques so you can use your smart phone to take photographs that are so amazing no one would believe your phone took them and not a professional DSLR.

Bring a Smart Phone or Tablet (Android or iPhone).

Photography Boot Camp I / Camera & Exposure Basics: Did you get a new DSLR camera for the holidays or have one sitting on a shelf collecting dust because all the buttons and dials intimidate you? Then join us for a FUN & INTERACTIVE introduction to a DSLR camera course! You will learn what all those buttons and dials do and when to use them and teach you what compositional elements make a great photograph. Many of our students have won photography awards after taking this class! 

A DSRL or mirrorless camera recommended.

Photography Boot Camp II / The Art of Seeing Creatively: Have you mastered how to use your camera but still struggle with capturing compelling images? In five short sessions, we will show you how to take more captivating images with straight-forward camera and software techniques. We will give you new ideas and inspire you to raise your photography to greater levels. Improve your compositions by seeing more creatively! Classroom on Wednesdays 4/15, 4/22 & 4/29, Field trip Saturdays 4/25 & 5/2.

A DSRL or mirrorless camera.

Summer Photography Camp for Kids & Teens: Are your kids constantly taking pictures with their smart phones or camera they received as a gift? If so, you may have the next Ansel Adams on your hands. This week long camp will teach real world skills that allow every child and teen to express their individual creativity and to develop their own artistic style and vision. Additionally, each student will grow as a person learn how to work with others as a team and hopefully make new friends that have similar interests along the way.

DSLR or mirrorless camera.

One Day WOW! Trips

      -Philadelphia City Hall & Broad Street At Night: This one night class will focus on shooting at night around Philadelphia City Hall down Broad Street and the surrounding area. Most of the architectures and buildings in this area are uniquely lit at night providing photographic opportunities simply not found during the day.

      -The Art of Pet Photography: Capturing the heart and soul of our furry friends goes beyond just knowing how to push the shutter button. Learn how to capture your pet's emotions, feelings and soul. We will teach you techniques for creating powerful formal portraits as well as fun silly ones that show your pet's unique personality. 

      -Old City Philadelphia: Join us as we do a photographic walking tour around Old City Philadelphia, including Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross House, Elfreth's Alley, Christ Church, and many more historic locations.

      -Pennhurst Asylum - Abandoned, Decaying, and HAUNTED!:  Pennhurst State School and Hospital, originally known as the Eastern Pennsylvania State Institution for the feeble-minded and epileptic was an institution for mentally and physically disabled individuals of South eastern Pennsylvania. After much controversy, it closed on December 9, 1987. We have been granted permission to photograph this historic site that has been abandoned for 30 years and is in a state of decay. Many say this place is haunted by the souls of those who once resided there. Unique photographic opportunities are around area corner. Now is the time to take this workshop as developers recently purchased the property and is likely to be demolished soon. DSRL or Mirrorless camera and tripod with remote release recommended. Liability release required.

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Spectacular Smart Phone Photography 
16 and up  N/A  04/01/2020 - 04/08/2020
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Marsh Creek - 6th Grade Center
$119.00 Res, $139.00 Non-Res
 
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Photography Boot Camp I / Camera & Exposure Basics: 
16 and up  N/A  SuW  03/04/2020 - 03/25/2020
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Marsh Creek - 6th Grade Center
$229.00 Res, $249.00 Non-Res
 
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Photography Boot Camp II / The Art of Seeing Creatively 
16 and up  N/A  WSa  04/15/2020 - 05/02/2020
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Marsh Creek - 6th Grade Center
$229.00 Res, $249.00 Non-Res
 
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Summer Photography Camp for Kids & Teens 
9 - 16  N/A  MTuWThF  07/06/2020 - 07/10/2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Kerr Park
$299.00 Res, $319.00 Non-Res
 
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Philadelphia City Hall & Broad Street At Night 
N/A  N/A  Su  05/10/2020
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Center City, Philadelphia
$44.00 Res, $54.00 Non-Res
 
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The Art of Pet Photography 
N/A  N/A  Su  05/17/2020
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

East Goshen Park
$79.00 Res, $89.00 Non-Res
 
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Old City Philadelphia 
N/A  N/A  Su  05/31/2020
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Old City, Philadelphia
$49.00 Res, $59.00 Non-Res
 
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Pennhurst Asylum - Abandoned, Decaying, and HAUNTED! 
N/A  N/A  Sa  05/09/2020
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Spring City
$111.00 Res, $121.00 Non-Res
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