Photo Direction: Kids Summer Camp

One of the perks of working for the San Diego Zoo is getting the opportunity to go on-grounds. In the summer of 2019, I got to crash some summer camps to art direct a photoshoot. This was a totally new experience for me, most of the time when I’m directing photos it’s in a controlled environment with either professionals or people who signed up to be part of a shoot. But this was a much more natural and uncontrolled shoot since these kids were all just genuinely participating in the camps. It was definitely harder to plan for but ultimately gave us much more genuine imagery.

We shot at a variety of camp programs to try to capture the wide range of options that are available.