Viewing nature through a new lens

Viewing nature through a new lens

Talent blooms at Nature Photography camp

This year, a new session of Camp Mummichog summer day camp offered the opportunity for youth to try their hand at nature photography.

Campers experimented with aperture and depth of field, perspective, shutter speed, lighting, and editing. They turned their lenses on sweeping landscapes, framed portraits and snapped candids of each other, and sprawled in the grass to capture a bug’s-eye view.

The session included a field trip to Monhegan Island on the Hardy Boat for hiking, a visit to the museum, and more opportunities for photography.

Below is a selection of photos taken by the Nature Photography campers. The cameras provided were iPads and iPhones, though some campers brought their own cameras to use.

More about Camp Mummichog

At Camp Mummichog, nature education takes many forms: hands-on exploration, physical activity, art, music, writing, games, and more. Coastal Rivers Salt Bay Farm is an ideal setting for summer camp, with fields, forests and fresh and saltwater marshes to explore.

In the 2019 season, fifteen camp sessions ranged from three days to two weeks long. Each session focused on a different theme and was designed for a specific age group. Learn more here.

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