National Geographic Photo Camp

NGPC Smith Island in the News!

NGPC Smith Island in the News!

A link to an article about this Spring’s Smith Island Photo Camp in the Chesapeake Bay Journal.

Ocean for Life 2011 - Journey to Santa Cruz Island

Ocean for Life 2011 – Journey to Santa Cruz Island

Our journey out to the Channel Island Marine Sanctuary furthered the Ocean for Life field study by allowing students to develop their own first-hand accounts of how conservation and awareness can restore the natural balance of an environment.   On Anacapa Island, the National Parks Service invited the students to attend a live, underwater interpretive — Read more…

Ocean For Life Field Study Continues ...

Ocean For Life Field Study Continues …

After a thorough introduction to the Ocean for Life program objectives and the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, the students began their field study by learning about the elements that help build a healthy foundation of sustenance for marine life.  While doing activities such as water quality testing at popular Hendry’s beach and visiting with — Read more…


National Geographic Photo Camp - Ocean for Life

National Geographic Photo Camp – Ocean for Life

Our National Geographic Photo Camp – Ocean for Life program has begun! In partnership with NOAA, 30 students from Lebanon, Pakistan, Kuwait, Qatar, Egypt, Bahrain,  and all over North America have come together to learn about one another through ocean science, documenting their experience with the help of our NGPC Media Team.  One of our — Read more…

National Geographic Photo Camp - Smith Island, Words From Our Students

National Geographic Photo Camp – Smith Island, Words From Our Students

There are a lot of differences between here and home. For one thing it’s more peaceful. It’s like the rest of the world is on pause. Things are just more beautiful here. In the city a pile of bricks to me, was just a pile of bricks. But here through the eye of my camera — Read more…

National Geographic Photo Camp - Smith Island

National Geographic Photo Camp – Smith Island

Last month, NGPC conducted it’s first ever all-female Photo Camp with 12 girls from the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. Four students from VisionWorkshops’ Crossing Borders program, girls from Iraq and Nepal, accompanied the group as team leaders for the younger girls, new to this type of photographic story-telling program. Their task was to — Read more…


National Geographic Photo Camp Chad - Portraits

National Geographic Photo Camp Chad – Portraits

There were just too many amazing images to fit them all onto one post. Here are the wonderful portraits that students from the third Chad Photo Camp took during their workshop exploring and celebrating the diversity in their own country.     The photography featured here was made possible by the generous support of the — Read more…

National Geographic Photo Camp Chad - Part 3 WOW!!!

National Geographic Photo Camp Chad – Part 3 WOW!!!

I have a confession to make, it’s really rather obvious to those that follow this blog regularly. It has been entirely too long since we’ve posted. So many positive changes afoot that the new year came, flew by, and brought March right on it’s tail. Expect to see some really exciting things coming from us — Read more…

National Geographic Photo Camp Chad - Week 2

National Geographic Photo Camp Chad – Week 2

Week two of NG Photo Camp – Chad, led by Photographer Lynn Johnson, dealt with the themes of promoting leadership and citizenship.  The students were tasked to photograph examples of these themes in various communities of N’Djamena.  The work produced was then again displayed in the Baba Moustafa Cultural Center where the general public could — Read more…


Giga Who?  Giga What?

Giga Who? Giga What?

GigaPan! Integrating the use of a GigaPan into our programs has yielded some really fantastic results. For those of you out there still scratching your head, GigaPan is not a gigantic frying pan, but an amazing little robot developed by Carnegie Mellon University, with NASA Ames Intelligent Robotics Group, and a little help from Google. — Read more…

Photo Camp Chad 1

Photo Camp Chad 1

Themes of encouraging cooperation and building community guided the first of our three consecutive Photo Camps in N’Djamena, Chad. Students were assigned to shoot in areas of the city where different examples of those themes could be found and explored. Then our staff led focused group discussions which inspired participants to discover their own unique — Read more…

Photo Camp Crimea

Maybe it was the myth and magic of the Black Sea drifting in with the tide, but when things really fall into place during one of our camps, the evidence is truly in the student images that are produced. Our Crimean students traveled from near and far to the resort town of Simiez to capture — Read more…