Photography Day Camp

After morning dedicated to French-language activities, participants will discover the magic of photography with a professional artist.

Daily Activities

This workshop will look at photography in its many forms: from studio photography, working in a black room, photo processing, to the creation of GIF images, from digital image editing to photomontage.

Campers will also learn:

  • How to build their own camera
  • How to handle photosensitive materials
  • Techniques and tips from professional photographers
  • How to prepare a photography studio

Whether inspired by art history or by contemporary photographic creations, our young participants will give life to their imagination by creating and photographing their own visuals.

An exhibition of the participants’ work is presented at the end of the workshop. Includes one finished 8 x 10-inches photo print per participant


Age: 10 to 15 years old

French level: beginner or intermediate

Skill Developed

  • Working and creating with different light sources
  • Picture composition
  • Handling a digital camera
  • Saving and retouching images
  • Better understanding of photography and visual arts

Animator's Profiles


Geneviève Thauvette

Geneviève Thauvette is an emerging Franco-Ontarian artist currently residing in Toronto. Her photographs have shown internationally, notably at the 17th Japan Media Arts Festival, the Perth International Arts Festival (Australia), the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games, and the Vie Jeux de la Francophonie in Beirut were she won the gold medal for Canada.

Her series Les quintuplées Dionne have been acquired by the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the City of Ottawa Fine Art Collection. She has also recently won the 2013 FlashForward emerging artists award and is the recipient of several grants, including the 2011 Emerging Artist Production Grant from the Ontario Arts Council.

Geneviève has presented many photo workshops and been a part of numerous juries. In 2012, she toured Canada, Haiti and St-Lucia to select the final participating artists during the VIIe Jeux de la Francophonie.

She was further chosen by L’Organization internationale de la francophonie to judge the photography competition during the games in Nice. Thauvette is represented by St-Laurent + Hill in Ottawa and Eye Buy Art.


Samuel Choisy

Samuel Choisy (b. 1974, France) is a photo-based visual artist. His work explores the notion of mental territory through different projects and formal approaches. His time-based creating process presents visual recording of situations lived or created. His work questions subjectivity and presents visual interpretations of the construction of an individual. His latest photographs combine dance, performance and light works.

Choisy received a DNAP from l’École de l’Image d’Angoulême (1999) and a DNSEP from l’École des Beaux-Arts de Nantes (2001). His work has been showcased in France and many European countries, as well as in the U.S. and Canada. He currently lives and works in Toronto.


DatesCamp locationPrice 
March Break Mar. 13 to Mar. 17 AFT Spadina campus $380  
Summer Jul 17 to Jul.28 AFT Spadina campus $760 Register
Jul. 31 to Aug. 11 AFT Spadina campus $685 Register
Aug. 14 to Aug. 25 AFT Spadina campus $760 Register
Aug. 28 to Sep. 1 AFT Spadina campus $380 Sold Out

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Le Labo’s educational program is supported by

Ontqrio Trillium Foundation