“This summer, spend your holidays in the most incredible way with international photography camps,” says Jayanth Sharma
For most school-going kids, the annual summer holidays are probably the most anticipated time of the year. Several days of complete freedom from the daily rigours of school life provide a welcome opportunity to explore the world around and cater to hobbies. The summer holidays can be an opportunity to find the passion of a lifetime, like painting or playing a musical instrument. Summer camps help provide a conducive environment for picking up such hobbies. Photography camps, in particular, have gained attention-the easy availability of quality cameras in smartphones today makes this a skill children would like to have. Catering to this demand, some wonderful organisations have elected to offer international photography summer camps, designed to offer students a unique experience that will give them an unforgettable and educational vacation.
Summer photography camps and their benefits
Today, a massive proportion of our lives is spent in concrete jungles and in front of screens. This takes our attention away from our natural environment, which, otherwise, offers unique personality-building benefits. The feeling of awe and wonder at natural beauty encourages our creativity and respect for other living things. An exotic environment challenges us to engage with and learn from it, preparing us to deal with travel and unknown in the real world. A photography summer-camp enhances these benefits because it helps children evolve a greater awareness of the world around them. An international photography camp can help make new friends from across the country and perhaps the world, expanding your circle of friends.
So if you’re interested in photography, travel, and the natural world, imagine going on an international summer photography camp in Kenya. Visualize the setting sun on Masai Mara, faraway herds of giraffe and bison bathed in the pale orange light of the setting sun. You could be there, being taught how to capture that moment by the best wildlife photographers in the business. The camps could guide you to your first sighting of incredible animals in their natural habitats.
Finding the right summer camp
This year, take control of your summer. Speak to your parents about your interests and how you would like to learn and grow. Explain to them your interests and desire to learn about them. Review the options, hear them out and understand their limitations, and choose the kind of summer that would make you happy.
Once you have chosen an activity, the next thing to do is select the right provider for a camp. Your parents will understandably be concerned about your safety and security. Work with them to find a reliable organisation offering such camps, especially if international travel is involved. Then, you can look forward to a summer of exploration, adventure, growth, and education this year.
This article appeared in EDEX – The New Indian Express on 28 May 2018