2019 Photography Summer Camps


Photography is both art and science. As an art, photography is a marvelous tool of creative self-expression. A photograph can open a person’s mind or even change it. Photography communicates. As a science, photography is a wonderful technical tool, teaching lessons in light, math, and computer skills, to name a few. If you want to introduce your child to the wonderful world of  photography, there's no better way to spend their summer! Summer Camps include group discussions, hands-on activities, indoor and outdoor photography sessions, posing and lighting techniques, editing, and feedback sessions all at our professional photography studio in Kingwood. Students don’t even need previous experience with a camera.

   Ages 12-16 (maximum of 8 students per camp)

 (now accepting ages 10-12 for Session 1 camp only)


                  Registration NOW OPEN!


Intro to Photography - $195 per session
Session 1: June 24th - 27th from 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Session 2: July 22nd - 25th from 9:00 am–12:00 pm

In Pearl Studios Photography Intro to Photography camp, students will become familiar with camera basics, practice photographing each other, go on a photo scavenger hunt, and share their work on our big screen projector.

Intro and Intermediate Photo Combo - $345    

July 8th - 11th from 9:30 am–3:30 pm

For a more immersive experience, sign up for the Intro and Intermediate Photo Combo camp. In this extended photography camp, students dive deeper into lighting and portraiture techniques and begin to learn the basics of using photographic processing software to  edit their photographs. Young photographers will also learn about the history of photography and how great images are created!

Photo Editing - $195    

July 22nd - 25th from 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

Already have some experience with photography? Do you want to learn more about editing the photographs you have already taken? Then the Photo Editing camp is for you! We will go beyond the basics teaching you how to download, share, and make lighting and color corrections to enhance your photographs. In this more advanced course, we will also teach you how to use layers, masks, and cloning tools to create exactly the artistic images you want.


Photography Summer Camp

Registration Form

Sample Schedule:

Intro to Photography

Day 1 - Camera Basics
Day 2 - Composition
Day 3 - Lighting and Portraiture Basics
Day 4 - Photo Scavenger Hunt and Sharing your work


Photo Combo

Day 1 - History of Photography, Camera Basics, Composition

Day 2 - Lighting and Light Modifiers

Day 3 - Portraiture and Posing Techniques

Day 4 - Photo Scavenger Hunt, Editing and Sharing your work

What to Bring:
Camera: Point-and-Shoot is ok, DSLR is Recommended

Thumbdrive to save work
Lunch (for 9:30-3:30 Combo Camp)


Snacks will be provided.

For more information or if you would like to be placed on the waiting list for a sold out session,

please email us at

About Your Instructor:
Amanda Schilling

Amanda began her photographic journey taking a black and white darkroom course during a college study abroad trip to Italy in 2003. Since then she has continued to sharpen her photography skills through post-baccalaureate studies at Lamar University, The Houston Center for Photography, and The Glassell School at The Museum of Fine Arts Houston. In 2009, Amanda began working with clients part-time and entering her fine art photography work into regional, national, and international competitions with much success. In 2012, she turned to photography full-time and opened her own studio photographing client portraits, events, and editorial assignments. 


In 2019 Amanda graduated from the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Houston where she received the honor of being named a Holt-Wich Fellow. Since January, 2017, Amanda has also been teaching undergraduate photography courses at UH. Through her time at the University of Houston teaching multiple sessions of the Fundamentals of Photography to undergraduate students, Amanda has found a new passion for teaching and can't wait to share her enthusiasm and knowledge of this exciting art form with your children.

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