Photography: Introduction to Darkroom

This camp has been cancelled. Please visit our Summer Academy webpage, for our other camp offerings this summer.

This camp will allow students to explore the analog beginnings of the medium of photography. Students will learn how to make camera-less images in the darkroom by making photograms and cyanotype prints. This will lead into the larger segment of the course, where we will delve into pinhole photography. Pinhole imagery is the oldest photographic technique with a camera, and led to the advent of contemporary image making. Students will make their own cameras and learn how to print their images in the darkroom. If you are interested in the history of photography and analog photographic techniques, then this is the course for you!

Ages: 13-17

Course Number:


Course Date:
Monday, June 3, 2019 to Friday, June 7, 2019
Course Date Info:

Day and Overnight Options Available


Extended Day available until 5:30pm

Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall

UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Early drop off is available between 7:30-8:00am. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.


Day Camp - $400

  • Optional Extended Day until 5:30pm - $35

Overnight Camp - $880

This camp is designed for beginners as well as experienced photography students. No prior experience is necessary.


Mary Beth Garrett is from Columbus GA and recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in photography from the University of Georgia. She is currently back at UGA pursuing a master’s degree in Art Education. She has a passion for creating images and for sharing her love of photography with students! At the moment, her photography work focuses on how digital technology functions in her relationship with herself and others. This is Mary Beth’s second year as a Summer Academy instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

Please be sure to wear clothing which may get dirty or stained during the photography process. Please also bring and wear closed toed shoes.

A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.