Summer Technology Programs and Sony Announce Digital Photography Contest Winners

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iD Tech Camps, the World’s #1 summer technology camp for kids and teens, has announced the winners of their Sony® / iD Tech Camps® photography contest.

The combination of the Sony α DSLR camera technology with students’ skills and creativity made for some really outstanding projects that showed great depth.

Having just completed its 12th season, iD Tech Camps, the World's #1 summer technology camp for kids and teens, has announced the winners of their Sony® / iD Tech Camps® photography contest. Participants originated from iD Tech Camps new Digital Photography & Photoshop® course as well as the new Professional Photography course at the iD Visual Arts Academy. The students used high-quality Sony® α (alpha) digital SLR cameras to create stunning images.

During these summer courses, students learned about the fundamentals of light, shadow, exposure and composition. They applied these techniques by capturing photos featuring flowers, insects, landmarks, animals, plant-life, cityscapes, people and other objects in their environment. With over a thousand photos produced and submitted to the contest, the judging panel selected first, second and third place contest winners.

The first place winner, Najwa Kaawach, created a stunning, intricate photograph of a plastic cup covered with droplets of dew resting on blades of vivid green grass. Najwa received a brand new SLT-A33 camera, which features Sony’s newly-released Translucent Mirror Technology, allowing photographers to achieve the highest-level of auto focus speed for both still image and movie shooting. The camera also comes equipped with continuous Advance Priority AE Mode, automatically adjusting for the best exposure. Second and third place winners (Jesse Englander and Evan Palmer) received Amazon® gift cards. Jesse’s artistic photo showed MIT buildings in vivid colors and dynamic angles. Evan photographed a vibrant leaf covered with small water drops. All winning photographs are showcased on Sony’s website at http://www.sony.com/electronicsblog.

As a leader in digital imaging sensors and equipment, the Sony α DSLR line of cameras incorporate a range of high-performance features and auto focus lenses. This lets students capture breathtaking images with detail, vivid colors and clarity – showcasing technical quality, composition and the ability to seize a visually stunning subject or moment. Incredible 10.2 megapixel resolution provides superb image detail, and exceptionally quick AF response helps you capture the perfect moment. Moreover, in-camera Super SteadyShot® optical image stabilization reduces blur with every Sony, Carl Zeiss®, and legacy Minolta® a-mount lens.

“It was amazing to see the high quality and professionalism of each of the photos,” said Karen Thurm Safran, VP of Marketing at iD Tech Camps and iD Visual Arts Academy. “Choosing three ‘top’ photos was extremely difficult because the combination of the Sony α DSLR camera technology with students’ skills and creativity made for some really outstanding projects that showed great depth.”

iD Tech Camps provides weeklong, day and overnight summer technology programs for ages 7-17 held at 70 prestigious universities. Besides Digital Photography, students take courses in Game Creation, Game Modding, Web Design, Graphic Design, Video Editing, Programming and Robotics.

ABOUT iD TECH CAMPS
iD Tech Camps is the World's #1 provider of summer computer camps and technology camps for kids and teens with programs at 70 elite universities in the USA and Canada. Locations include Stanford and Princeton. Established in 1999 in Silicon Valley, the company is family-owned and operated. iD Tech Camps offers technology courses including 3D Game Design, Digital Photography, 3D Game Modding, Maya®, Game Development, Programming in C++ and Java, Programming iPhone® Apps, Robotics, Web Design, Flash® Animation, Graphic Arts and Video Editing. The summer camps consist of weeklong day camps and sleep away camps, and multi-week teen academies. Courses are appropriate for beginner to advanced learners. The company teaches the latest technologies from Apple®, Adobe®, Microsoft®, Autodesk®, Sony®, Valve® and more.

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