Digital Slideshow Production


Digital Slideshow Production
Sessions Offered:  1 & 2

Digital Slideshow Production students should have a strong interest in expanding their basic photography skills and experience by using it to create a compelling photographic story with digital media, in the form of the annual Sugarloaf camp slideshow. Students are expected to have strong composition skills with a firm grasp of exposure basics, so they can hit the ground running during the first class. They work independently in daily tasks during this fast-paced class, yet work closely with classmates to combine their best images and music. The student-produced slideshow is presented on Friday during the campfire and again Saturday during the final program. Students work in a Mac-based computer lab.

Digital Slideshow Production enrollment is limited to five campers in each session and the class runs through the elective period so students do not select an elective.

SPECIAL NOTE: The total fee for Digital Photography is $505, which includes a lab fee of $25 fee that helps defray additional costs for the class including software, computers and cameras.


Digital Slideshow Production Registration Requirements

All applicants much meet the following criteria:

  • Completed 8th grade and have attended at least one prior year of Sugarloaf Camp in any major.
  • Possess solid photographic skills in composition, exposure, and camera operation.
  • Completed at least two years in either Black & White Film Photography or Digital Photography.
  • And/Or have other photography class experience outside of camp that can be verified.

Digital Slideshow Production Equipment Requirements

Students are encouraged to bring a fully adjustable digital camera with memory card to camp.  This can be a DSLR (digital single lens reflex) or a simpler model that still has the ability to select exposure modes (including manual), shutter speeds and apertures using knobs, rings or buttons.  Please do not bring a “point and shoot” or a model that requires changing exposure through a menu requiring several steps. Students without a DSLR can reserve one by contacting the Photography Program Director. John Echols, 530-587-4543. In addition, Digital Slideshow students may bring:

  • A music player for use during class (note that audio devices are prohibited elsewhere during camp).
  • A small, portable USB drive with at least 1GB of space for final show files