Some ideas for locations include a community hall, recreation center, local park, co-op space or even a local school.
Kids camps have a higher perceived value, so don't be afraid to put your prices up higher. It will depend on your area, but on average photographers charge $150 to $300 per child.
Just start with the basics of photography such as composition, camera settings, exposure, etc. To help save you time, check out this done-for-you kids photography camp lesson kit.
Generally you will want to keep each camp session to no more than 3-4 hours per day. You could offer it 4 or 5 consecutive days with a morning session and afternoon session option, you could offer a weekend option or even on day per week over a couple of weeks.
The first place to start is social media. Post on your social media accounts that you are planning to host a camp and ask who would be interested. Next, reach out to your clients via email. And finally you can check with local businesses that cater to kids or local publications that advertise to parents.
With Magazine Mama kids photography camp curriculum you can make your first experience teaching an easy one.
The curriculum will save you so much time. Plus, you can use the re-use it over and over to teach during your slower seasons, or whenever you need to earn some extra income.
(photo courtesy Picture Perfect Studios)
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